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:

We're also running the BMC Student Safety Seminar in October 2013. 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.

Find out more about the Student Safety Seminar here

BMC Winter Skills in Wales - Non Residential

BMC 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 and Duration: £80 (2 Days)

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BMC Winter Skills in Wales - Bunkhouse Based

BMC 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 and Duration: £100 (2 Days)

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BMC Winter Skills in Wales - The Full PYB Experience

BMC 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 and Duration: £120 (2 Days)

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BMC Head for the Hills - Non Residential

BMC 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 and Duration: £80 (2 Days)

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BMC Head for the Hills - Bunkhouse Based

BMC 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 and Duration: £100 (2 Days)

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BMC Head for the Hills - The Full PYB Experience

BMC 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 and Duration: £120 (2 Days)

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BMC Ready to Rock - Non Residential

BMC 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 and Duration: £80 (2 Days)

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BMC Ready to Rock - Bunkhouse Based

BMC 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 and Duration: £100 (2 Days)

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BMC Ready To Rock - The Full PYB Experience

BMC 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 and Duration: £120 (2 Days)

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BMC Scrambling Essentials - Non Residential

BMC 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 and Duration: £120 (2 Days)

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BMC Scrambling Essentials - Bunkhouse Based

BMC 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 and Duration: £140 (2 Days)

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BMC Scrambling Essentials - The Full PYB Experience

BMC 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 and Duration: £160 (2 Days)

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BMC Ready to Rock for Families

BMC 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 and Duration: £425 (5 Days)

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BMC Ready to Rock for Young People 14-17

BMC 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 and Duration: £425 (5 Days)

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BMC Ready to Rock for Young People 16-19

BMC This is five course is designed specifically for 16-19 year olds 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 and Duration: £425 (5 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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Last Minute Discounts

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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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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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Here's What's Hot

THE BIG ACOUSTIC WALK 17-18 MAY 2014

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!

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 COURSES

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 BROCHURE

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 SNOWDONIA

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 BEDROOMS

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?

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 BOOTS

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 MOUNTAINEERS

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

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OUTSTANDING FACILITIES

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 TRAINING

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!

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 CHECK

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

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TOP TIPS ON WINTER MOUNTAINEERING

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?

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

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