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

Jonathan Morgan, Petzl UK delivers a new GriGri event, including: hard vs. soft catches of a lead fall, belaying with a GriGri and what happens when using bad technique

A representative from DMM will talk about cams, their development and design to use and abuse

Mark Davies, Work & Rescue Trainer, Lyon Equipment presents a PPE Q&A myth-busting session. Covering use, checking and lifespan of climbing equipment

BMC Technical Officer Dan Middleton discusses bolts and lower-offs; Inserting new bolts, varieties, standards, and visual inspections

Workshop sessions from PyB senior instructors and British Mountain Guides Paul Warnock, Andy Teasdale and Dave Rudkin, covering: multi-pitch rope work, improvised rescue techniques and an introduction to rope work for glacial travel

Daniel Gebel, Head of Development at Edelrid, delivers a “belaying plus” session in our climbing wall and for his evening lecture, Daniel aims to generate debate on traditional concepts of gear choice, rope-work

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 residential 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.

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.

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This course will help you become

More knowledgeable about latest research on topics covered and improve your understanding of current working practices. You will be a more knowledgeable Instructor, Coach or Guide

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CORONAVIRUS FIREBREAK IN WALESIn line with the Welsh Government announcement earlier this week, Plas y Brenin will be temporarily closed from 6pm on Friday 23rd of October, until Monday 9th November.
Plas y Brenin will be temporarily closed from 6pm on Friday 23rd of October, until Monday 9th November.