Posts Tagged ‘North Wales’

26th Sept – 2nd Oct Highlights: OMM Mini Marathon, Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Paddlesport completed! Summary: A welcome dash of glorious weather arrived in North Wales this week. Timely for a 5-day paddling course, and some Original Mountain Marathon (OMM) Training Camp goodness Monday-Friday A 5-day course to fill much of this week – […]

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  Cake of the week – Danish pastry Interesting Fact – Mountains are home to approximately 1/10 of the world’s population Best Thing – Full ascent of Amphitheatre Buttress including pinnacles! Work Highlight – My Mountain Navigation quiz went live on the PYB website Best Outdoor – Blue skies, sun and top climbing at Gogarth Summary: Plenty of climbing this week… […]

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  Latest Photos: Flickr Cake of the week – chocolate eclairs! Interesting Fact – 5 of the Welsh 14/15 peaks over 3000ft are found in the Glyderau mountains Best Thing – I bought a road bike! Work Highlight – 2-day MBLA course – Trail Cycle Leader Training Best Outdoor – Scramblathon in the Glyders – 4 top grade routes […]

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Cake of the week – Eccles Cake! | Interesting Fact – The A5 was designed to allow stagecoaches and the Mail coach to carry post between London and Holyhead | Best PYB – Sea Level Traversing on Anglesey| Work Highlight – Mock Student for an MIA re-assessment | Best Outdoor – Swimming in Llynnau Mymbyr, brrrr! Monday – mock student day […]

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Cake of the week – Giant Profiterole | Interesting Fact – As you grow older, time passes quicker! Why?… if you’re 5, a year is 1/5 of your life – a large proportion, however, if you’re 40, a year is 1/40 of your life thus a smaller proportion | Best PYB – Afon Ddu Gorge Scramble  | Work Highlight – […]

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Cake of the week – chocolate brownie | Interesting Fact – upgraded to Flickr Pro account! | Best PYB – acquiring a wardrobe of Mountain Equipment gear! | Work – 2 night shifts | Best Outdoor – Bryant’s Gully scramble Flat water, white water, rolling… my paddling career has been launched. Well, I say career – it’s a start! We had two […]

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  So, it’s been quiet on here for a good week or so over the move from Felinheli. I’m now settled in at Plas y Brenin and all is going swimmingly!   This first week has been packed with getting to know the other Centre Assistants (CAs), staff, vehicles, night shift duties, fire/alarm systems etc. […]

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Part 2/2 (for digestibility the photos have been split into 2 parts – see Part 1 here) The finest scrambling in Snowdonia to date! A positively tropical day out, our route took us on a warm up – Idwal Staircase** (2) – to gain lower Cwm Cneifion for the ever-Alpine like Cneifion Arête** (3), before diving into […]

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A 5.30pm start resulted in a stunningly crisp ascent of Tryfan via Milestone Buttress in the evening light, barely requiring headtorches. Nipping accross to Bristly Ridge, some Grade 3 (TH) variations were pleasantly committing in the dark and offered quickest access to the Cantilever for a Jetboil dinner. Night-nav practice for Tom’s ML across the […]

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