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Busman’s Holiday to Chulilla

Busman’s Holiday to Chulilla

So the last week has seen me meet up with my regular climbing partner Si and a colleague of his Dan to head to Chulilla rock climbing. We have been planning this rock climbing holiday for a while and have had it earmarked for ‘big […]

Back in Costa Blanca

Back in Costa Blanca

So having spent another month back in the UK trying to avoid getting washed away in the rain or buried in the occasional snow has meant that I have most been climbing indoors. Over that time I managed to do some pretty good route at […]

ITV – Top 100 Walks

ITV – Top 100 Walks

If you were lucky enough to catch ITV’s top 100 walks last night you will know that Snowdon narrowly missed out on being the number one walk in the UK. There is a full list on the OS website, or watch the 2.5 hour ITV program for the extra psyche.

We are proud to say we think that Snowdon was robbed of first place, as to us it is the best mountain in the world. Certainly on paper it s one of the busiest. 

We are really happy that we offer guiding on all the routes, below we gove their position in the top 100.

2 – Snowdon via all the major footpaths and scrambles to suit your needs 

6 – Tryfan via all major routes and scrambles.

31 – Cwm Bychan – Beddgellert Walk

32 – Anglesey Coastal Path

 

Back Home on the Range

Back Home on the Range

Well, this weekend I was out suffering in the name of Winter Skills at Plas Y Brenin. It was a typical welsh winter with double-figure temperatures, rain and strong winds. As a result, we spent some time on the infamous Plas Y Brenin Glacier, a […]

Costa Blanca Christmas

Costa Blanca Christmas

So yet again I have been lucky enough to spend another 3 weeks rock climbing and generally hanging out with my partner and her family and friends in Costa Blanca. We have been holed up in a lovely villa near Moraira, just north of Calpe. […]

App-guide to Spanish Rock Climbing

App-guide to Spanish Rock Climbing

So over the last couple of years I have been lucky enough to climb across Spain as part of my job. As I do this I like to really get to know an area and as I do I collect data and images in order to make app-guide to Spanish Rock Climbing areas in particular to some lesser know rock climbing destinations. Two of these locations are where we base some of our hot rock climbing courses, so from today you can get mini-guides to Chodes and Madrid.

If you like to see some more photos then why not have a look at our hot rock courses destinations and see what you think. Chodes is an awesome venue for the 6th grade climber whilst Madrid offers both some awesome 6th grade sport and some lesser more run-out granite slab climbing.

The guys at rock fax also have a bunch of mini-guides to a variety of climbing areas across Spain and the rest of Europe.

 
Winter mountain day on Parsons Nose

Winter mountain day on Parsons Nose

A fantastic day out on Snowdon today. A quick solo of Parsons Nose and then along Crib Coch in really amazing still, crisp and clear conditions. I am so lucky to be able to do this in such amazing conditions, although much prefer those sunny […]

Rope Matters

Rope Matters

So I went to the Brenin last night and attended a lecture by Daniel Gebel on Rope Matters, this guy really is the ulimate geek when it comes to haning on a rope. His presetation was both  entertaining and eye opening. In aprticular I think […]

New website

New website

If you are here you have found the new website and the news section. Hopefully, over the coming months we will keep you up to date with what we are up to by posting our news here. At the moment we are full steam ahead to get as much information, photos and general inspiration up on our new website.

We have taken with us a lot of the old content but hopefully refined it a bit. We are also trying to get many more images up online and at the moment they are generally shown at random on each course that each photo best represents. Again after we have gotten all the photos online we will aim to get a major new photo gallery.

We are loving the new way you can click on the image and it fills the window, allowing you to see the photos in a hi-res format. Check out the image below by clicking on it. There are lots of little tweaks planned over the coming weeks, but we really hope you like the new site.

An early start lets you catch the morning sun on the Eastern Flanks of the Nose of Dinas Mot with the spectacular view down the valley only adding to the atmosphere of great climbing. Here Adam Riches enjoys the first pitches of Direct Route (VS) on Dinas Mot.

 

 

 

 

 

THE SNOWDONIA MOUNTAIN GUIDES TEAM

THE SNOWDONIA MOUNTAIN GUIDES TEAM

This section of the site is still under development. We have developed a strong team of instructors to help us deliver our courses. MARK REEVES – OWNER AND HEAD COACH Mark has the industry standard qualifications of Mountaineering Instructor and Winter Mountain Leader. However, he […]