• Plas y Brenin
  • 4 People to 1 instructor

  • Mountain Training Award

Can I book privately?

Yes. If you would like to book a private course then give us a call to discuss your needs.

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* Please note: Itinerary is subject to weather and availability.

You'll Follow the Itinerary Below

Day One

History of IML scheme/BAIML, Briefing for speed navigation test, Speed Navigation Test, Winter training introduction Environmental knowledge and awareness

Day Two

Water Hazards, Introduction to GPS/Technology overseas, Introduction to emergency rope work Mountain weather and climate

Day Three

Mountain Day Expedition Providers Association (EPA)

Day Four

Rope work and fixed equipment, Law and Insurance, Expedition Planning

Day Five

Altitude and Physiology Expedition planning presentations Keeping healthy on expeditions De-briefs Individual action plans – summer assessment and winter training

Why Choose Plas y Brenin?

Our instructors are some of the UK’s most experienced. We train other instructors and help to write the national syllabuses for NGB qualifications in mountaineering, paddlesports, cycling and climbing. Our goal is to teach you skills to last a lifetime, and at Plas y Brenin you know you are getting training from the best.

If your course is based at Plas y Brenin, the price includes accommodation for the night before, and the duration of your time here. If you’re staying with us, we also provide delicious meals to keep you going as you learn, meaning you can concentrate on enjoying yourself. We may also be able to arrange a transfer from Llandudno Junction train station, subject to availability. We would need a minimum of one week’s notice prior to your course start date – please contact reception to learn more.

When it comes to equipment, at Plas y Brenin we have a wide range of top-quality kit for you to use, all included in your course fee. This means if you’re just starting out, there’s no need to rush out and buy a load of expensive gear, and if you’re already pretty well kitted-out, it’s a great chance to try something new.

What do I need to bring?
Equipment List
Course Schedule

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This course will help you become

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