"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.
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. Prior scrambling or climbing experience needed.
What you will learn:
Mountaineering Rope work
Belay & rigging techniques
Moving together over steep ground
Mountain grading systems
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 9:30am at The Moel Siabod Cafe. Most of the mountains 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.
Open course dates:
We have a number of courses running all year which can be booked online below.
If these dates don't suit your calendar please get in touch as we are always more than happy to put more course dates on!
We need a min of 2 people to run an open course, therefore it's advisable you book for 2 to ensure it goes ahead. However this is not a requirement!
If you do book individually onto an open course and we don't get enough participants to run the session we will try our best to re-book you onto another course or give you a full refund.
If you'd rather book this course privately and have us all to yourself thats no problem. Our private guiding day rates will just apply. All private courses can be adjusted to completely suit your needs.
We accept most major credit and debit cards and with our secure booking system booking your course couldn't be easier. However if you'd prefer to book and pay over the phone please get in touch.
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.