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    £179.00 P/Person

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    2 Day Course

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"Climbing 350m in a day was a daunting prospect in the morning, but by 2pm Jack had already smashed it "

It can be incredibly rewarding knowing you've taken the 'hard' way to a summit and experience a more physical way of exploring the mountains. On this course, one of our experienced mountaineering instructors will guide and teach you the skills you need to head off and explore the steeper side of mountains. This course is also an excellent introduction to summer Alpine rope work.

What you'll learn...
  • Mountaineering Rope work
  • Moving together 
  • Route finding
  • Abseiling
  • Weather interpretation 
  • Mountain grading systems
Who's it for?

This course is for experienced and physically fit hikers looking to challenge themselves further in the hill or climbers looking to transfer already known skills into mountaineering. Some prior scrambling or climbing experience is desirable however not esseintial for this course. 

Kit Needed:

All climbing kit is provided, a full kit list will be sent prior to starting the course.


Our normal start time and meeting point is 9:00am at Ogwen Cottage in the Owgen Valley. Most of the crags are within walking distance, however occasionally we use some further away which are best suited for the course. Your own transport is advantageous however sharing lifts and car pooling can be arrange if we visit a slightly further away location. We will advise you if your instructor is planning on using a location further away before starting the course.

How to book:

To book its super simple, we have 'Open Courses' which run regularly throughout the year on set dates. Just select which date works for you and book online below. 

If these dates don't suit or are already booked up then select 'Book Privately' as this will show our 'calendar of availability' with all the dates in which we can run another course :) we just need a minimum of 2 people to book if booking this way.

Any questions at all please don't hestitate to Contact us


We understand this is a very tricky time for everyone! If for any reason you can't make a course with us because of COVID then don't panic. We will guarantee you space on any future course! We have said to everyone we will honour any bookings made, which have been affected by the pandemic into the foreseeable future with no expiry date. 

We will supply you with all the necessary climbing equipment you need such as harness, helmets, rope and racks etc. You will need to bring suitable clothing for being in the mountains and a rucksack with food and water in. We will send you a full kit list once you've booked in. If you are struggling for anything please let us know as we can always help sort kit out!

Open Courses

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  • Saturday 14th August, 2021

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  • Saturday 11th September, 2021

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  • Saturday 9th October, 2021

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  • Saturday 6th November, 2021

Booking Options

  • Add a new 'open course' date

    If our open dates above don't work for you, why not just add your own! Select the date you'd like a course to run and this will create a new course above.

  • Book this course privately

    This course can be booked privately! Click the button below to show our calendar of availability and have us all to yourself!


Instructors and insurance

All our staff are qualified and assessed by the Mountain Training Association and have years of coaching and instructing experience and all participants are covered for all activities via our public liability insurance.

Gift cards / Course bundles

Our Gift Vouchers make perfect presents to celebrate a birthday, Christmas and any other special occasion!

We also offer course bundles which allows you to Gift card more than one course to your loved one.

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How to Find Us

The Snowdonia National Park is a Mountaineer's and Multi-pitch climbers playground. We love being in the mountains and getting to share our experience with you in this stunning place is a privilege. We normally start this course in the Ogwen valley as we have access to a whole variety of amazing multi-pitch venues within a short walking distance from the main carpark.

01538 300174


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National Trust Bwthyn Ogwen, Nant Ffrancon, Bethesda LL57 3LZ