Thanks to Pat Littlejohn for leading two weekends of alpine training in Wales. An enthusiastic team organised by William White braved mixed weather and at times slippery rock! We completed the following routes over three days:
Saturday – Ascent of Snowdon via South Ridge and descent by Watkin Path. Low cloud and drizzle.
Sunday – Llanberis Pass. Climbed Llechog Ridge (300m, Scramble grade 2/3) then descent into Cwm Hetiau (Cwm of the Hats) and Cwm Glas Bach down to road. Monday – Cneifion Arete (150m, Scramble grade 3) then descent via Gribin Ridge. Wet conditions.
The UK offers excellent scope for alpine training. North Wales, the Lake District and Scotland all have long multi-pitch climbs which are suitable for climbing in big boots.
Find out more about our alpine courses this summer here
IFMGA / UIAGM / IVBV
The IFMGA / UIAGM / IVBV symbol is the logo of the International Federation of Mountain Guides Association.
Nick, Olly and Matt are all fully-qualified UIAGM Mountain Guides and members of the British Mountain Guides Association.
The International Ski Instructors Association is the world body for professional ski instructors.
The ISIA was formed in 1971 and there are currently 39 member nations representing the very best in ski instruction around the world.