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A Damp Day in the Glyderau

A bit of a soaking for the Mountain Leader Training Course today. We've been on  a circuit of Glyder Fawr and Y Garn and looked at the practice and techniques that can be employed when [...]

Sunshine before a Soaking

Sunglasses then waterproofs today but we've used each portion of the day accordingly on the Mountain Leader Training Course. Whilst the rock was dry we looked at methods of managing a group on steep ground [...]

First Mountain Leader Course of the Year

Well the recent heatwave seems to have come and gone and it's a return to some more normal weather for the start of our first Mountain Leader Training Course of the year. With Mark, Ben, [...]

Arctic Ski Touring

I am in Norway this week, not far from the city of Tromso to enjoy some ski touring with friends Bryn and Dave. I visited the area last year whilst making a ski film in [...]

Damp and Dark on the Dolmen Ridge

A particularly murky day in the mountains today but fun none the less. I've been up Glyder Fach's Dolmen Ridge on the Advanced Scrambling Course with Heather and Thien. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA [...]

Clogwyn y Person with the Parson’s Nose

A misty start to an Advanced Scrambling Course for me and Heather today. Having both done the magnificent Clogwyn y Person Arete before we climbed it this time by all the alternative ways that we [...]

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Mountain Navigation

Mountain Navigation Courses and Hill Walking Qualifications in Snowdonia We offer a range of navigation courses, hill walking courses and mountain skills courses here in Snowdonia and taking in some of the most beautiful [...]


Scrambling Courses Scrambling is about heading off into those areas of the mountains that your mum would tell you not to! You leave the paths behind and head for stunning ridges and atmospheric gullies. [...]

Mountain Leader

Mountain Leader Courses in Snowdonia The mountains of the UK are remote, technical and exposed to harsh and unpredictable weather. This makes them a hazardous place for novice walkers and Mountain Leader Courses are [...]

Rock Climbing

Rock Climbing Courses in Snowdonia, Spain and Scotland We run a range of rock climbing courses in Snowdonia, North Wales as well as rock climbing holidays in Snowdonia, The Costa Blanca, The Picos de [...]

Alpine Trekking

We run a selection of Alpine Trekking trips and they are a great way to gain the skills that you need to explore further afield than the UK mountains. They are a lovely way to venture [...]

Winter Courses

Winter Courses - Rob Johnson MIC & IML and Huw Gilbert MIC Winter Skills, Winter Mountaineering & Climbing, Avalanche Education, Snowshoeing & Ski Touring The arrival of snow and ice transforms the mountains into [...]

Big Mountain Expeditions

Big Mountain Expeditions Our expeditions are very small scale, normally taking place once or twice a year to adventurous mountain locations around the world. I ran my first high altitude expedition to Mera Peak [...]

Private Guiding Snowdonia

Private Guiding in Snowdonia Location: Snowdonia, North Wales Price: £225 per day Ratio: 1:1 to 1:6 depending upon the activity Length: To suit you We have a limited amount of time each month [...]