Friday, October 30, 2015

Off to Patagonia

Huw and I are heading off to Patagonia now, running our newest expedition to this amazing looking land! I will be out of contact until the 16th November so apologise for any inevitable delays in responding to emails. My wife will still be contactable on 01248 209576 or

Private Guiding

We have been joined by regular client Julia for 3 days of climbing and scrambling this week, here in Snowdonia. She has managed to squeeze in a trip to see us between mountaineering jet setting trips around the globe, probably just to make us jealous of all the amazing places she has been recently :-)

Mountain Skills Course

October is a great month for learning navigation and this week kicked off with our Mountain Navigation course here in Snowdonia, learning the essential skills of navigation and movement through the mountains.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Mountain Leader Re-Assessment

I have been out with Lilly today who was being re-assessed for one day to complete her Mountain Leader qualification. She had done her original assessment with me earlier in the year and for the re-assessment I hooked her up with 5 volunteer clients and she gave them a great day out up Tryfan. It was beautiful with the autumn colours and swirling clouds - thanks very much to the kind volunteers - Hannah, Ben, Mark, Neil and Matt who gave up their day to be lead around the hills.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

MRT Training in the Pass

I have been out with LLMRT this morning, doing some First Aid and rescue training in the Llanberis Pass - it wasn't quite as dry as promised but it didn't stop us enjoying ourselves.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Cneifion Arete

I have ben out with repeat clients Chris and Ian today. They have joined us for a two day advanced scrambling course and headed up the East Face of Tryfan with Huw yesterday. It was a tad moist today but the weather didn't dampen our spirits as we climbed north West Face Route (II) and the Cneifion Arete (III) - it was great to be out!

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Intro to Scrambling

We were joined by Tom, Ben and Jamie on Monday and Tuesday of this week for an intro to scrambling course here in Snowdonia. The boys timed it well with some great weather in the mountains and ticked off the classic Bochclwyd horseshoe and the Snowdon horseshoe as well as covering some rope skills and movement skills along the way. What a great time of year the autumn is!

Thank You - ML Training

Hello Rob,

I just wanted to email with a quick message to express my gratitude for the ML training you recently provided. It was a thoroughly enjoyable week and so beneficial to learn new skills and further develop my existing ones.
Please do pass on my thanks to Jez and Huw as well, they were both a joy to learn from and clearly experienced professionals.

I will continue to practice the key skills and accrue QMDs. I hope to be ready for assessment some time in 2017 so I will perhaps cross paths with you again then.

Thank you once again.

Kind regards

Adam - ML Training October 2015 

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Wild Camping

The end of the week has seen both the ML Trainees and the ML Assessment teams out on the expedition element of the course. The weather stayed fine and so the beautiful autumnal light gave some fine sunsets - well done and thanks to everyone who joined us for the week, a cracking week in the mountains.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Security on steep ground

It has been another stunning autumnal day here in Snowdonia. I have been out with the ML trainees again and todays focus was security on steep ground with the use of the rope. The assessment team has started their 3 day expedition with Huw and will be thankful for the continued high pressure!

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Steep Ground

Both the training and assessment teams have been out on steep ground today - here are some shots of the training team on the wonderful North Ridge of Tryfan.