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July 2020

Tryfan Scrambling Day

I have been out with Martin today doing a bit of prep for the Cuillin Ridge in September. We started off with Milestone Buttress Scramble (3) and then onto the Milestone Continuation (3) followed by […]

Teaching Climbing

I have been out with Rich today as he prepares for his MCI Assessment, looking at teaching climbing. I joined him and his mock student Sam as they spent a day at Milestone Buttress and […]

Ogwen Scrambling Link Up with Rachel

I have been out with Rachel again today and we have enjoyed a link up of some of the best scrambles in the Ogwen Valley. We started our day by heading up North West Face […]

Hike and Fly – Moel Eilio

Bryn and I have been slowly learning to fly over the last 18 months. We started on Moel Eilio with Bryn’s speedwing then decided it might be wise to do a course and so we […]

Crib Llem Spur

I have been out with Rachel today for my first day of work since March – it did feel good to be back! The weather was slightly sub-optimal but it didn’t dampen the enthusiasm for […]

Back out in the mountains – whoop, whoop!

Today saw the restrictions on travel lifted here in Wales, together with the mountains and car parks being opened across the Snowdonia National Park. Huw and I met in the Ogwen Valley at 9:00am and […]

We’re Good to Go

As lockdown measures ease in Wales we are now getting back to work! Hoorah! We are providing private guiding on a 1:1 basis (or 1:2 for members of the same household) from the 11th July which is […]

June 2020

We could be welcoming you back in July

The Welsh Government have announced today that Wales could remove the 5 mile travel restrictions on the 6th July and allow self catering units to open on the 13th July. This is great news for […]

Solitude on Snowdon

I went up Snowdon on my own over the May bank holiday and had the mountain to myself. At first it felt incredible to be allowed out and I was excited to have the place […]

Latest News from Snowdonia

Hi – I hope you are well and staying safe and sane. I have been using the time at home to make some changes to Expeditionguide.com, come up with some new challenges, think about how I can […]

May 2020

Our Courses are on hold until July

Yesterday I emailed everyone who is booked on an open course with us for June to advise that the courses won’t be running. The Government tell us that accommodation won’t be opening up again until […]

A busy week of admin and volunteering

Is this what it’s like to be retired? I’ve got nothing in my diary but the days are flying by with plenty to do. The last couple of weeks I have been volunteering my time […]

Update – when can we start working again?

We have received an update from the BMC & Sport England today on our ability to start walking and climbing again. For us in Wales nothing has really changed – everything in yesterdays post remains […]

When can we start running courses?

We all want to be able to get back out into the mountains again on a personal level and for us it has the added dimension of being our livelihoods. We are pretty keen to […]

April 2020

Mountain Memories #4

Mountain Memories #4 Todays photo is from June 2007 and shows a young Bryn Williams together with Tim & Rich. We were on a climbing trip to the Lofoten Isles. I volunteered to sort the […]

March 2020

New Film – The Carneddau Ponies

The Carneddau Ponies live semi-feral on the mountains that back onto my home here in Snowdonia. They comprise a small population of about 300 and are thought to date back to the Bronze Age. Over […]

Mountain Memories #3

Todays photo is a (not very good) shot of my Dad by the Kings House Hotel in Glen Coe. These stories are not meant to be about the imagery, just the memories that a photo […]

Mountain Memories #2

Todays photo to trigger a memory is of my friend Alec. In yesterdays memory I chatted a little about my first foray into the harder scrambles in the 1990’s when my Dad and I went […]

Mountain Memories #1

Whilst we are all staying at home I thought I would join the trend for sharing some photos and some stories from the last few years.  This photo is of Paddy on the Isle of […]

We need to stay at home

Whilst the cities are quiet this weekend, yesterday saw the busiest day in Snowdonia in living memory. We all need to work together to beat this. We need to stay at home. I live here […]

Covid-19 Updates

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