More congratulations are due to Robert, Sunil and Sandeep who successfully completed their Mountain Training Hill Skills course with us this weekend in the beautiful (and sometimes sunny!) Peak District.
The Hill Skills course is the ideal opportunity for those new to the outdoors to build up confidence and develop essential new skills. Whether you’ve never hiked further than the bus stop or you have some hill walking experience and want to learn more, this is the perfect course for you.
We love guiding on Snowdon and one of the questions we get asked most is which is our favourite route to the summit. The answer is easy. If you have a sense of adventure (and aren’t too afraid of heights!) then climbing Snowdon via the Crib Goch ridge is definitely the best day out you can have in the mountains.
That level of excitement was exactly what Julia and her family were looking for when they asked our guide Simon to help them cross Crib Goch this month. Crib Goch was actually the last of the Welsh 3000’s the family had ticked off so was an extra special achievement.
It’s definitely been a busy start to the climb Snowdon season. With a sunny(ish) Easter bank holiday weekend, school holidays and the first Easter we’ve been able to travel around the country since the pandemic it seemed like everyone had come to climb the highest mountain in Wales.
We’ve been out five times over the last week and a bit and it’s been an absolute pleasure to guide so many excited hikers to the summit of Snowdon (and back down again!) We’ve started the year with a 100% summit success rate with our youngest walker being eight-year-old Toby and our oldest Barbara (it’s more than our life’s worth to tell you her age!)
It was a weekend of different weathers in the Peak District as seven amateur navigators signed up to improve their map and compass skills with MountainXperience.
On Saturday morning we met in the sunshine at the fabulous Penny Pot Cafe in Edale where the group enjoyed breakfast. The objective for the weekend was to complete the Silver NNAS Navigator Award. Six of the group had already completed their Bronze award with us so it was great to see them back again.