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Alpine Mountaineering and Alpine Climbing

Not all Alpine peaks are as busy as Mont Blanc, not all Alpine peaks are as steep as the Matterhorn. From beautiful hut walks to lofty ridges, there is plenty for walkers or mountaineers alike. Whether you want a 'taste of the Alps' or strive for self sufficiency. Whether you are a walker, or a committed climber. Whether you want five days of skills, a good apprenticeship, or two full weeks of adventure - there really is something for everyone here.
All our staff are IFMGA guides (or aspirants) as well as Mountaineering Instructors. This means that, in addition to the top international qualification, they have a wealth of Alpine experience to share.

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Complete Alpine Climber (10 days)

Our best course just got better! This year this amazing Alpine learning experience includes two days welcome rest in the middle of two five day blocks.
One week may give you the skills, but ten d...........

Experience Required: The more you already know about winter mountaineering, and multi pitch climbing, the more you will gain from the course. Fitness and enthusiasm to learn are most important.

Cost and Duration: £2185 (10 Days)

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Alpine Preparation

If you're going to the Alps this year make this weekend in North Wales a part of your preparation. We've designed a two-day programme to fine tune the skills you need out there, from glacier travel, n...........

Experience Required: some experience of climbing ropework.

Cost and Duration: £235 (2 Days)

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Alpine Giants

There is so much more to the Mont Blanc massif than Mont Blanc itself. Soaring snow aretes and lofty rocky ridges - this is five days of Alpine adventure. Throughout this week we will take your skill...........

Experience Required: Some alpine mountaineering experience, or a previous course.

Cost and Duration: £1425 (5 Days)

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Discover Alpinism

A perfect introduction to Alpine mountaineering. This five day course is for those who wish to transfer their mountaineering skills to an Alpine environment. Learn the techniques, get a taste of the s...........

Experience Required: Some winter hillwalking

Cost and Duration: £1185 (5 Days)

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Alpine Essentials

Three action packed days covering the fundamental skills and techniques you need to make the most of your time in the Alps. Whether you are an experienced climber or mountaineer coming to the Alps fo...........

Experience Required: enough climbing and mountaineering to know that Alpinism is the next step.

Cost and Duration: £405 (3 Days)

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Can't find what you want?

You can hire one of our coaches instructors or guides from only £250 per day. They'll tailor the day to suit your aims and aspirations perfectly.
You can enjoy one to one coaching for that cost or if you get together as a group, depending on the activity, you can split that cost between up to 6 of you. If you are a group we can run one of the courses listed above on a date that suits you and your friends or you could just write your own agenda for a week or weekend and we'll price it up for you - with or without accommodation. What's more, just like out normal course fees, our private instructor hire charge covers all your equipment too.
Click on the link below to fill in a request form and one of our coaches will call you back (or e-mail if you'd prefer) to discuss things in detail with you.

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BMC discounted courses


Last Minute Discounts

Our Packed and Ready Discounts page always has some incredibe deals on offer. But you'll need act fast to take advantage of these bargains.

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Web-Only Offers

Holidays and Courses that are only available online.

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British Mountaineering Council Deals

Check out the latest rock climbing and hillwalking deals from our partner organisation The BMC.
Now includes a range of subsidised winter skills courses!!!!

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Got A Date Available - Need An Adventure To Match?

Find out what's going on at the National Mountain Sports Centre between any date range on this handy new search page

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Events & Talks In Our Bar

liev music, talks, lectures and presentationsWe welcome non-residents in our bar and there's always something going on from live music and events to guest lectures and slideshows. Check out what's coming up next here

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The Big Acoustic Walk 17-18 May 2014Join us for a fabulous weekend of walking and music, this year you'll also have the chance to enjoy some canoeing.

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USED KAYAK SALE - NOW ON!We're selling off over 30 used kayaks and sea kayaks. Boats with only 12 months use, fully by serviced by the manufacturer last week.

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Subsidised Alpine CoursesA great opportunity to gain some alpine skills training through the Jonathan Conville Memorial Trust, based in Argentiere.

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2014 BrochureOur 2014 brochure is available to read online, download or if you prefer you can request a paper copy and we'll pop one in the post.

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Accommodation For Clubs and Groups In SnowdoniaClimbing Clubs, Cycling Clubs, Canoe Clubs DofE groups or even just a gang of mates? Our handy self catering accommodation units make an ideal base for your adventures.

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New BedroomsCheck out our lovely newly refurbished bedrooms with comfy beds, ensuite bathroom and tea and coffee facilities.

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Ready to face The Monster?The Monster, our flagship Road Cycling weekend makes an ideal training platform for a sportif or etape.

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Look After Your BootsOur boots take a hammering so we asked the experts what we could do to look after them

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Top Tips For Winter Walkers and MountaineersSenior Instructor Carlo Forte offers some handy tips for mountain goers in winter.

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Outstanding FacilitiesWe make sure everything at the National Mountain Centre is maintained at the highest standard. Check out our facilities page here.

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Free Outdoor TrainingWe need people to act as 'mock students' for our qualification courses. Find out more here.

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Look After Your Ice Screws!In our Top Tips section Dave Evans offers some handy tips on ice screw management

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Pre-Season Kit CheckRun through Dave Brown's check list for a pre season kit inspection

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Top Tips on WInter MountaineeringThe secret to a safe day out in winter is often to think ahead. Here are a few ideas to help you make sensible mountaineering decisions.

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Taking a mate climbing?read some top tips on taking a friend out rock climbing from instructor Baggy Richards

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Up to 75% Funding For Outoor Training

Volunteer leaders can save up to 75% on training and assessment courses with our Future Leaders Fund. Ideal for Scout Leaders, Girlguiding volunteers, DofE leaders, youth workers and university club volunteers.

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Snowdonia Expedition Assessment Service

Plas y Brenin administers the Expedition Assesment Service for Cadair Idris, Rhinogs, Snowdon, Glyderau, Carneddau, Moelwyns and the Berwyns on behalf of DofE Wales.

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Weather Forecast, Tides and Surf Conditions

Find out what the weather's doing in North Wales over the next five days.

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