Mountains

Scrambling the Knife Edge: Crib Goch and the Snowdon Horseshoe

Scrambling the Knife Edge: Crib Goch and the Snowdon Horseshoe

Join scrambler, Mark Reeves, as he takes a break from guiding tourists to reconnect with the mountains and savour the circular route of the Snowdon Horseshoe. Images by Eilir Davies-Highes. The Snowdon Horseshoe is one of the most sought after Grade 1 scrambles in the […]

Official Association of Mountaineering Instructors Mentoring for the MIA

Official Association of Mountaineering Instructors Mentoring for the MIA

As a result of a recent plunge in pass rate in the Mountain Instructor Award, the Association of Mountaineering Instructors are trialling a new mentorship programme. It’s idea is to help reduce the failure rate from over 60% in the current assessment process. As such […]

Fast Track Instructor Scheme

Fast Track Instructor Scheme

This Fast Track Instructor Scheme in Rock Climbing and Mountain leadership runs over 30 weeks of the year and has an average of 4 days contact time a week with one of our instructors or teaching team. Over those 120 days, we will develop you […]

The Llanberis Path – Snowdon

The Llanberis Path – Snowdon

The Llanberis Path is the easiest track to follow and walk. Which results in it being the busiest track. However, for someone wanting to ‘conquer’ Snowdon for the first time, this is the way to go, especially if you are one of the many charity […]

Snowdon

Snowdon

Snowdon, or Yr Wyddfa as it is known in its native tongue, is the jewel of Snowdonia when it comes to mountain walks. Reputedly the busiest mountain in the world. It sees hundreds of thousands of people ascend it every year. At 1085m high, it […]

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 […]

HUMAN FACTORS IN DECISION MAKING IN AVALANCHE ASSESSMENT

HUMAN FACTORS IN DECISION MAKING IN AVALANCHE ASSESSMENT

This is a short article on the human factors that often surround avalanches both in the UK and abroad. There is arguably as much a psychoanalytical science as there is probing the snow when it comes to avalanches.

A Beginner’s Guide to Climbing Snowdon

A Beginner’s Guide to Climbing Snowdon

Our highly popular article on climbing Snowdon for Beginners has had a little makeover. It still has the same basic facts and is a great starting place for planning you ascent.

Introduction to Scrambling

Introduction to Scrambling

Pushed up out of the prehistoric oceans, folded and twisted under massive pressure and force and then eroded by first the great Ice Ages and then the weather; the Mountains of Snowdonia are as good an alpine playground as anywhere in the UK. With soaring […]

Guided Classic Scrambles

Guided Classic Scrambles

Pushed up out of the prehistoric oceans, folded and twisted under massive pressure and force and then eroded by first the great Ice Ages and then the weather; the Mountains of Snowdonia are as good an alpine playground as anywhere in the UK. With soaring […]



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