Hill & Mountain

Based in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park we have some of the best easily accessible mountains in the UK right on our doorstep. The grassy rounded Carneddau with its herds of mountain ponies, the rocky lunar landscape of the Glyders the classic glaciated ridges and Cwms of the Snowdon range and the quietness of the Moelwyns.

Despite the popularity, with a bit of local knowledge, it is possible, even on the busiest days, to get off the beaten track and find peace and quiet.

The list on the right shows the range of courses available. If you don’t see what you are after please just ask.

Navigation is one of the most fundamental skills for being in the mountains. Our mountain navigation course can help teach you the very basics of map and compass through to navigating with pin-point accuracy in thick cloud.

Scrambling in Snowdonia allows you to get away from the crowds and start using your hands as well as your feet. It also has the advantage over Scotland that most of the approaches are shorter. 

Cuillin Ridge of Skye. But sometimes we are forced to admit that Scotland does have the best and in the Cuillin Ridge of Skye it has the best mountain ridge traverse in the UK and one that is as comparable with many of the great ridges of the Alps. The best time to visit seems to be May but any time over the summer is possible.

Instructional Scrambling courses will help you become independent so you feel able to venture out by yourself. There are a huge number of fantastic scrambles from simple grade 1's that can be completed without a rope to long grade 3's that need a new set of rope skills.

Guided Scrambling in north wales allows you to enjoy some of the best routes while someone else takes the responsibility.

A Mountain Skills course is a great place to start if you are new to the mountain environment. The course will look at everything from navigation and equipment to weather forecasting, route planning and emergency procedures.

 

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Testimonials

  • Hi Ian ! Thanks for making a great weekend for us we had a superb time in your company, really enjoyed ourselves. thanks for making up the CD for us, that's great. Looking forward to those action shots !! Would definitely be good to catch up with you again Ian .. we'll get on the case building anchors in the lounge and hopefully be up to scratch for the next time ! Karan just called me and we discussing stiff arms and shoulders but said she's dying to get up there again :-) !! ~ Rob and Karan. Intro Rock Course
  • Ian, many thanks for an outstanding weekend - you judged our ability perfectly and tailored the programme accordingly. We will be talking out that final pitch for a few years to come..... ~ Chas. Guided Scrambling