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