Jonathan Conville Memorial Trust – Alpine Preparation course notes

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Please Note:

Places on these courses are only available for 18-30-year olds.

The cost of £100 is for the two-day course only; successful applicants must cover travel, food and insurance costs themselves.

These courses are based in self-catered bunkhouse accommodation at Plas y Brenin. You will need to bring your own sleeping bag.

The main criteria for selection are as follows:

a) You are a keen mountaineer/climber with experience in the UK and intend to do some graded Alpine routes (‘F’ or above).

b) You intend to benefit as a result of increased knowledge of good and safe Alpine techniques.

c) This will be your first Alpine season, or you have been before but are still unaware of the best techniques.

d) It may only be possible to accept one or two participants from larger groups so that more places can be made available to others. In that event the Trust is keen for some of the essential information from the course to be fed back to other members of the group. A final year student at a university, for example, may not have the opportunity to feed back if they are leaving during the summer. If you are a member of a group, will you have a good opportunity to pass some of the course material on to friends/fellow club members after the course?