Week 3 at Plas y Brenin

13Jun11

Cake of the week – Banoffee Muffin | Interesting FactCapel Curig‘s automated weather station is situated at 216m above sea level | Best PYB – taking the minibuses out for an ice cream test drive | Work Highlight – ‘ML Assessment’ with Stu McAleese! | Best Outdoor – winning a Thursday night series Orienteering Session

360 degree stereographic panorama from Plas y Brenin

360 degree stereographic panorama from Plas y Brenin

In a nutshell… First Aid, Minibuses, Assessor Training Workshop, Scramble, Bangor visit… busy week 🙂

Monday & Tuesday REC Level 2 First Aid Course – compulsory for all the new CAs and a timely refresher from my last course in 2008, usual stuff + AED training (zany – wouldn’t it be better if you could customise the voice to Yoda – “shock, you must apply”!)

The Brenin Fleet

Wednesday – another compulsory day to get everyone up to speed on driving the full fleet of PYB vehicles; this was a day of minibus driving. Excitement as a stop-off in Llandudno for a double chocolate ice cream was offered. In the evening, a trip to Pizza & a Pint in the Gallt y Glyn followed by a 7 mile Moel Eilio circuit fell run with Fred & Mark

Thursday – Mountain Assessor Training Workshop – myself and Will were mock students for a team of 4 experienced World Challenge assessors under the supervision and guidance of Stu McAleese – so no pressure like! We took a journey around the Snowdon massif (Horns area). Having gained my ML in 2006, it was a very useful day out amongst very qualified company and highlighted areas I could certainly become slicker/better in and bring back up to speed (hello again Thompson Knot) :p

In the evening I went to an orienteering event in Llanberis organised by Eryri Orienteers. I won! 🙂

High up the Idwal Staircase Route, great exposure :)

High up the Idwal Staircase Route, great exposure 🙂

Friday – morning out scrambling Idwal Staircase & Cneifion Arête with Ben & Craig from Cotswold Outdoor Royal Oak

Saturday – visit to Bangor for breakfast and the Carnival(!), Tesco run, and got my bike fixed! In the evening, the sun came out proper and Josh and I did alternate leads on Flying Buttress (v diff) at Dinas Cromlech

Somewhere on Dinas Cromlech

Somewhere on Dinas Cromlech

Sunday – it rained, lots! Wash day and an afternoon in the Brenin climbing wall; comes in useful times like today!

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6 Responses to “Week 3 at Plas y Brenin”

  1. Giddy looking at that Idwal Staircase photo. Please tell me that you were on your hands and knees and that that wasn’t as vertical as it looks?

    Sounds like your having great fun but a run after a pint and a pizza :-S Am I getting old?

  2. haha thanks Sue, erm it is pretty vertical that route! and yes, maybe next time it’ll be run then Pizza & a Pint!

  3. Awesome panorama! How did you make it? I can see it being used in the next Brenin brochure. Defiantly worthy of being shown in the bar. Nice blog btw

  4. 4 tom

    cheers Glyn, it was an iPhone app called 360 degree panorama – http://itunes.apple.com/uk/app/360-panorama/id377342622?mt=8 – I’ll have some photos collated for you soon chap


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