Monthly archives: September, 2008

Snowdonia

Well, Wales in April. We knew not to raise our expectations too high, still it was a bit of a disappointment to arrive at Gwern Gof Isaf in the rain. We were relieved that we had hired the whole bunkhouse and didn’t have to erect tents in the foul weather. Gwern Gof Isaf is a…



Wales

This was a family trip to Snowdonia with a mission to climb Snowdon. We stayed at the campsite in the Ogwen valley which has dramatic surroundings of Tryfan and the Carnedds surrounding it. Our Snowdon day was very cloudy but conditions were fairly good in that it wasn’t lashing it down with rain and/or blowing…



Remote Care Training

As any instructor will tell you the most dangerous part of any outdoor adventure is travelling to the venue. This is true but that does not mean we can ignore the possibility of having to deal effectively with an accident. And of course we do take it seriously, with all Craggers’ volunteers having current first…



AMI AGM

Association of Mountaineering Instructors Annual General Meeting The AGM itself is actually only a small part of the weekend, which comprises lectures, workshops, socialising and CPD (continuing professional development) sessions. This years event was held at Plas y Brenin, the national mountain centre, in Snowdonia.   I managed to attend three of the free CPD…



Craggers Walks

Over the past year we have done a number of family walks on the South Downs.  The walks tend to be approximately 8-10 kilometres long.  We take most of a day to do a walk. We go at a pace suitable for children with lots of stops to look at things, meet animals or have…