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Plas y Brenin - The National Mountain Centre Subsidised Rock climbing  and hillwalking courses and holidays in north Wales Subsidised Rock climbing  and hillwalking courses and holidays Subsidised Rock climbing  and hillwalking courses and holidays Subsidised Rock climbing  and hillwalking courses and holidays

BMC Subsidised Training Courses

The British Mountaineering Council, the BMC, is the representative body for climbers, hill walkers and mountaineers in England and Wales.

BMCBMC members are covered by Civil Liability Insurance for hill walking, climbing and mountaineering.

The BMC is a director of MTT, the Trust that manages PyB.  The BMC has always had a close working relationship with Plas y Brenin that benefits all participants - from beginners to elite.  We work on a number of initiatives and events – including those listed below:

Every October the BMC runs the Student Seminar here at Plas y Brenin. If you're involved in running a student climbing, hill walking or mountaineering club then join us at this year's Student Safety & Good Practice Seminar.

The seminar gives university club members the opportunity to improve their club practices and ensure safer enjoyment of our cliffs and mountains. The weekend comprises a mixture of lectures, discussions and practical workshops. More info at www.thebmc.co.uk/bmc-student-seminar

BMC Ready To Rock - The Full PYB Experience

If you're experienced on the indoor wall but not too confident about the transition to outdoor climbing then this two day course is a perfect start. By the end of the weekend you'll be a competent sec...........

Experience Required: some indoor climbing

Cost: £160 (2 Days)

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BMC Ready to Rock - Bunkhouse Based

If you're experienced on the indoor wall but not too confident about the transition to outdoor climbing then this two day course is a perfect start. By the end of the weekend you'll be a competent sec...........

Experience Required: some indoor climbing

Cost: £140 (2 Days)

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BMC Ready to Rock - Non Residential

If you're experienced on the indoor wall but not too confident about the transition to outdoor climbing then this two day course is a perfect start. By the end of the weekend you'll be a competent sec...........

Experience Required: some indoor climbing

Cost: £100 (2 Days)

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BMC Scrambling Essentials - The Full PYB Experience

If you are summer hillwalker and you'd like to move up to steeper and more challenging terrain, this is the perfect next step. Learn how to move over steep ground safely, including when and how to u...........

Experience Required: summer hillwalking and a head for heights

Cost: £175 (2 Days)

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BMC Scrambling Essentials - Bunkhouse Based

If you are summer hillwalker and you'd like to move up to steeper and more challenging terrain, this is the perfect next step. Learn how to move over steep ground safely, including when and how to u...........

Experience Required: summer hillwalking and a head for heights

Cost: £155 (2 Days)

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BMC Scrambling Essentials - Non Residential

If you are summer hillwalker and you'd like to move up to steeper and more challenging terrain, this is the perfect next step. Learn how to move over steep ground safely, including when and how to u...........

Experience Required: summer hillwalking and a head for heights

Cost: £115 (2 Days)

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BMC Head for the Hills - The Full PYB Experience

Love the idea of walking in the mountains this summer but want to have the right know-how first? Here's your chance to learn the skills you need to be a confident hill walker, in the heart of Snowdoni...........

Experience Required: no experience required

Cost: £160 (2 Days)

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BMC Head for the Hills - Bunkhouse Based

Love the idea of walking in the mountains this summer but want to have the right know-how first? Here's your chance to learn the skills you need to be a confident hill walker, in the heart of Snowdoni...........

Experience Required: no experience required

Cost: £140 (2 Days)

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BMC Head for the Hills - Non Residential

Love the idea of walking in the mountains this summer but want to have the right know-how first? Here's your chance to learn the skills you need to be a confident hill walker, in the heart of Snowdoni...........

Experience Required: no experience required

Cost: £100 (2 Days)

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BMC Ready to Rock for Families

Designed specifically for families (children aged 14 and upwards) who climb regularly on an indoor wall and are not sure how to develop their skills to help them climb confidently outside at the crag............

Experience Required: some indoor climbing

Cost: £410 (5 Days)

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BMC Ready to Rock for Young People 14-17

This five day holidays is the perfect stepping stone if you are keen young indoor climber aged 14-17 years old and would like to develop your climbing and head outdoors. Over the five days you will co...........

Experience Required: Some indoor climbing

Cost: £410 (5 Days)

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BMC Winter Skills in Wales - Non Residential

If you'd like to extend your walking into the snow and ice but you lack the confidence, why not join us for two days of winter skills training. Learn how and when to use an ice axe and crampons how to...........

Experience Required: Some summer hillwalking

Cost: £100 (2 Days)

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BMC Winter Skills in Wales - Bunkhouse Based

If you'd like to extend your walking into the snow and ice but you lack the confidence, why not join us for two days of winter skills training. Learn how and when to use an ice axe and crampons how to...........

Experience Required: Some summer hillwalking

Cost: £140 (2 Days)

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BMC Winter Skills in Wales - The Full PYB Experience

If you'd like to extend your walking into the snow and ice but you lack the confidence, why not join us for two days of winter skills training. Learn how and when to use an ice axe and crampons how to...........

Experience Required: Some summer hillwalking

Cost: £160 (2 Days)

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Can't find what you are looking for?

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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