Rapid Development Clinics

For the average person who wants to become a climber or paddler, getting the opportunity to learn and gathering the knowledge skills and experience is a slow and frustrating process. Until now. 
Now there?s a way to cut down the learning time, speed up the process and 'get good' fast. Join us on one of our four-week rapid development clinics and you'll be amazed just how much you progress. Investing time in your development now will allow you to have more exciting and satisfying adventures after you leave. You'll find yourself miles along the personal development trail,  amazing your friends with a new level of confidence ability and experience.
Staying with us for a four week break, you'll receive coaching and instruction Monday to Friday, leaving you free to either rest or explore the mountains, crags, rivers, lakes or estuaries of North Wales under your own steam at the weekends. (This all-inclusive price includes seven-day-a-week accommodation on-site at Plas y Brenin).
With no previous experience necessary this programme is an ideal opportunity for anyone who's always wanted to be a climber or a paddler who can devote a month as part of an extended holiday or career break. It is also an excellent opportunity to build your experience towards the pre-requirements of a public service training course.
Although you can't expect to become an 'expert' overnight, these four week clinics should leave you confident and experienced enough to enjoy your chosen mountain sport under your own steam. These rapid development clinics are a fantastic platform for long-term enjoyment of the mountains, rivers, lakes and sea.For the average person who wants to become a climber or paddler, getting the opportunity to learn and gathering the knowledge skills and experience is a slow and frustrating process. Until now.
Now there?s a way to cut down the learning time, speed up the process and 'get good' fast. Join us on one of our four-week rapid development clinics and you'll be amazed just how much you progress. Investing time in your development now will allow you to have more exciting and satisfying adventures after you leave. You'll find yourself miles along the personal development trail, amazing your friends with a new level of confidence ability and experience.
Staying with us for a four week break, you'll receive coaching and instruction Monday to Friday, leaving you free to either rest or explore the mountains, crags, rivers, lakes or estuaries of North Wales under your own steam at the weekends. (This all-inclusive price includes seven-day-a-week accommodation on-site at Plas y Brenin).
With no previous experience necessary this programme is an ideal opportunity for anyone who's always wanted to be a climber or a paddler who can devote a month as part of an extended holiday or career break. It is also an excellent opportunity to build your experience towards the pre-requirements of a public service training course.
Although you can't expect to become an 'expert' overnight, these four week clinics should leave you confident and experienced enough to enjoy your chosen mountain sport under your own steam. These rapid development clinics are a fantastic platform for long-term enjoyment of the mountains, rivers, lakes and sea.

Rapid Development Clinic (Mountaineering)

If you've dreamt of conquering high mountain peaks and exploring the remote mountain wilderness, here's your chance to turn that dream into reality. Spend a month with our mountaineering instructors ...........

Experience Required: no experience required

Cost and Duration: £2500 (20 Days)

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Rapid Development Clinc (Complete Paddler)

If your experience of canoeing and kayaking is low or even non existent, checking in to this four week clinic will have you thrashing about on the water like an 'old pro' in no time. Using the four f...........

Experience Required: no experience required

Cost and Duration: £2500 (20 Days)

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Rapid Development Clinic (Climbing)

Now's your chance to really make some progress as a climber. If you've climbed a little indoors or seen climbers from afar and admired their strength and confidence, this is your opportunity to join t...........

Experience Required: no experience required

Cost and Duration: £2500 (20 Days)

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Super Rapid Development Clinic - Climbing

This year we had lots of comments and requests asking if we could run a rapid development clinic during the school/college/university holidays, so here it is. Sure, it's a little bit shorter, that's t...........

Experience Required: 

Cost and Duration: £1875 (15 Days)

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BCU STUDENT SAFETY SEMINAR 18-19 OCT

BCU Student Safety Seminar 18-19 OctTwo days of information packed workshops, all you need to know to get your uni club out paddling.

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DUKE OF EDINBURGH'S AWARD SUBSIDISED COURSES

Duke of Edinburgh's Award Subsidised CoursesCheck out the latest subsidised courses for DofE volunteers

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THE BIG CHRISTMAS WALK

The Big Christmas WalkAfter last years sell out success we've got another Big Christmas Walk planned for the 13-14 Dec.

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SUBSIDISED WINTER TRAINING

Subsidised Winter TrainingA great opportunity to gain some winter training through the Jonathan Conville Memorial Trust

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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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THE BIG ACOUSTIC WALK 1-2 NOV 2014

The Big Acoustic Walk 1-2 Nov 2014Join us for another fabulous weekend of walking and live acoustic music.

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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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SUMMER TIME WHITE WATER?

Summer Time White Water?Check out these great summer time paddling venues in North Wales

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TOP TIPS ON LOWERING OFF A BOLTED ROUTE

Top Tips on Lowering off a Bolted RouteBen Lawes gives you his top tips on how to get down from the top of a bolted route.

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SAFETY TIPS FOR NOVICE CLIMBERS

Safety Tips For Novice ClimbersIn our Top Tips section Instructor Louise Thomas highlights some vital safety considerations for novice climbers

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PLAS Y BRENIN CENTRE ASSISTANT SCHEME

Plas y Brenin Centre Assistant SchemeFind out what's its like to be a Plas y Brenin Centre Assistant.

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HOW TO GET YOUR OPEN BOAT GOING

How to Get Your Open Boat GoingA few simple tips to help you get a canoe off the bloack neatly

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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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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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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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