Devon’s Leading Rock Climbing Business Triumphs at Visit Devon Tourism Awards

Mary
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Posted: Monday, March 21, 2022 - 23:22

The premier outdoors activities provider in Devon, Crag 2 Mountain won Gold in the Experience of the Year category at the prestigious Visit Devon Tourism Awards 2022 awards presentation which celebrated excellence across the industry.

Georgia Thomas, Business Owner & Lead Mountaineering & Climbing Instructor, collected the award from Robin Barker, Visit Devon during a zoom awards ceremony on 10th March 2022, with a live ceremony to follow in May. Mean while Baz Thomas, Business Owner, saw in the awards ceremony whilst in a snow hole up Ben Nevis!

Crag 2 Mountain are a family owned Adventure Activities Company based in South Devon on The Dartmoor National Park, providing coaching and guiding in climbing, mountaineering, navigation and caving. Activities can be accessed by families, children, adults or groups. Whether you're 3 or 83 you will find an activity to suit your adventure levels!

Want to feel inspired? Crag 2 Mountain aim to inspire children, families and adults to explore outdoors adventures and believe in enabling and empowering every customer to have the skills, confidence and inspiration to undertake their own adventures. 

How about breaking the bias? Crag 2 Mountain are proud to have a team of highly experienced instructors with many female instructors which breaks the industry norm. They recognise the importance of providing positive role models to encourage participation in sports and we hope that our diverse team can contribute to this.

Most famous for their family Rock Adventure Session’s, a three hour adventure packed family fun activity!  Explore an iconic Dartmoor Tor and scale impressive granite towers with Crag 2 Mountain’s Climbing, Abseiling and Weaselling (squeezing through holes and tunnels).

Throughout COVID Crag 2 Mountain knew the importance of giving families time outdoors, enjoying quality time and getting the economy back on its feet. To enable activities to take place again Crag 2 Mountain offered private family sessions to allow everyone to feel comfortable to take part, as well as maintaining their public sessions (with reduced numbers) for those wanting to keep costs down. In addition, new to their business was Guided Climbing, taking clients climbing on exhilarating sea cliffs and towering multi-pitch climbs.

Crag 2 Mountain has dabbled in business since 2013, going full time in 2017 when Baz & Georgia took the plunge to leave their careers as a Royal Marine and Physiotherapist. In a short time since 2017 Crag 2 Mountain have achieved Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence in 2018 & 2019 and Travellers Choice award in 2020 & 2021.

After successfully winning the Devon Tourism Award, Crag 2 Mountain were put forward to win a commended award in the South West Tourism Awards.

“We are so delighted to have one the Visit Devon Tourism Award, we were up against larger and more established businesses so never did we expect to win! We couldn’t have won this without all our amazing customers and families, so thank you to all of you. We look forward to the year ahead.”

Awards organiser, Robin Barker of Services for Tourism added: “It has been so rewarding to see an increasing number of businesses enter this year’s awards, finding the time to apply despite all the hurdles being thrown at them. Reading the judge's reports and stories of innovation, creativity and determination has been inspirational. Well done everyone.”

Crag 2 Mountains Rock Adventure Sessions start at £17.50 per person, including a qualified rock climbing instructor and all safety equipment. To book call 01822660365 or visit www.crag2mountain.co.uk

 

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