Snowdonia Mountain Skills

Date - 29/08/2020 - 31/08/2020

Destination: Snowdonia National Park

Description: Snowdonia National Park has a number of incredible mountain ranges in a relatively small area. The aim of this event is to teach you some mountain skills and empower you to tackle more technical terrain.

Over the three days we would typically start with a walk around Crimpiau with the aim of how to move as a team, mountain navigation and introduce technical terrain, while also looking at the accident process and mountain safety. The next day we might meet in Crosesor and go up Cnicht as it gives us a chance to practice what we’ve learnt the day before or we could maybe go up an easy scramble called Daear Ddu on Moel Siabod. On the final day we might go up Tryfan or Y Gribin, exploring around the Glyders and descending via Devils Kitchen.

We can make no guarantee about the precise itinerary as we consider factors such as safety, fitness, natural obstacles and weather conditions. With this is mind, we reserve the right to change the plans should the forecast be unfavourable for the day.

Suitability: We aim to be inclusive and encourage a willingness to explore, we also welcome all ages and abilities where possible. This is suitable for people with some hill-walking experience including experience walking in rough, untracked terrain and off footpaths. A good head for heights and some experience of scrambling or being comfortable on exposed rock is desirable. This could be in the UK or overseas. You should be physically and mentally fit enough to be able to spend up to 8+ hours walking in the mountains.

Travel: We encourage sustainable travel and car sharing where possible. Snowdonia has easy links by bus, train or car. We can provide some guidance about getting there but more information can be found here: https://www.visitsnowdonia.info/getting-here-and-travelling-around

Accommodation: You should be based in the area so consider accommodation in the following locations; Betws-y-Coed, Capel Curig, Llanberis, Beddgelert or Bethesda.

Kit List: A comprehensive kit list will be provided after booking and again prior to the trip. Should you have any questions about the kit then please feel free to contact us.

Cost: The price for three days leading is £150 and includes the services of an experienced and qualified Mountain Leader. The cost is per person and does not include your accommodation, food or travel.

Cancellation Policy:

We need to have a minimum of three people for the event to run. If it does not meet the minimum, then we reserve the right to cancel with 7 days notice and a full refund will be given. We cannot be held liable for additional costs you may have incurred (eg accommodation, transport).

Booking cancellations must be made in writing or email. If you choose to cancel more than 28 days before an event takes place, we will refund you 50% on the total cost. If you cancel 28 days or less before an event takes place, no payment will be returned. We may offer credit towards future events in place of a refund.

A Booking Guideline Form will be emailed out with more details once you have booked.

Insurance: We strongly recommend you take out appropriate trip insurance to cover for unforeseen events that may cause you to cancel your booking. BMC offer very good insurance so please do consider this.


Booking Process: Payment will be taken on completion of the form below. It will take you to Lightfoots Paypal page where you can either pay using Paypal or a credit\debit card. Once payment is complete a place will be reserved on the event and you will be emailed a Medical Form, Informed Consent Form and the Booking Conditions Form. All three will need to be completed prior to the event starting. A copy of these forms will be emailed to you for your records, together with a suitable kit list and more contact information.

Lightfoot Leaders: The leaders are experienced and qualified Mountain Leaders who have suitable outdoor first aid training and insurance. Should you need to contact Lightfoot then please use the contact form or email address provided.

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