Having climbed Tryfan and Snowdon this year, I jumped at the chance to try some abseiling with local adventure company T’n’R Coaching in Llangollen. I booked onto one of the half day climbing sessions and met up with my instructor, Paul at T’n’R’s base at The Boathouse at Chirk Marina. Joining me on the course
Climbing noun 1. The sport or activity of climbing mountains or cliffs.
With Wales’ diverse scenery it has long been a favourite with the bouldering community. A sport that has grown in popularity in recent years due to it’s ease of access. Bouldering is a form of rock climbing that is performed without the use of ropes or harnesses, usually on low level Boulders and rock faces.
Earlier this year I was invited to join the Ordnance Survey’s #getoutside champions on a climb up Tryfan. As I had no previous scrambling experience, I spent a good amount of time researching the routes, techniques and the equipment required. In this post I will share my experience of the day, hopefully encouraging you to
Whilst we wait patiently in the wings for the scene to be set for this year’s winter epics in Snowdonia, I’m taking a look back at my snowboarding highlight from last season’s adventures in the mountains of North Wales – an awesome day of boarding under blue skies and sunshine on Y Braich, in the
A British climber has revealed how he had to prise open the jaws of a grizzly bear with his bare hands after the animal launched a horrendous attack while climbing in the Canadian Rockies. Greg Boswell, 24, from Fife, and friend Nick Bullock, from Llanberis, Gwynedd, North Wales, were scaling an ascent called Dirty Love
With the third year anniversary looming and the cold weather returning, we look back on a clip that shocked the nation. On February 24th 2013 Mark Roberts set out on a routine climb in Snowdonia, near Crib Goch with two friends. But a chunk of falling ice, soon changed the shape of their day when
OpenCrag is a group of committed photographers who post photos and videos about their passion across a number of social media platforms. Their regular posts have caught our eye and so of course when we noticed their exploits in North Wales recently, we just had to get in touch with them. Andy Myers got back
Everyone should have the chance to experience parks, woodlands, mountains and the coast through a range of activities. Outdoor recreation makes a valuable contribution to Wales and creates a number of health, environment, social and economic benefits. To this end, the Welsh Government is inviting your views on access to the outdoors and looking at
Rock Climbing has been a big thing in Wales for a very long time. Although the kit has changed dramatically over the years, the passion of the individuals remains as strong and passionate as it has ever been. Unless you’re a free climber, it’s hard to think of scaling intimidating rock faces without safety ropes,
4 of the Uk’s top 10 British sport Climbing crags for Beginners are in the North Wales region. Trevor Rocks, above LLangollen in North East Wales Castle Inn Quarry, near Colwyn Bay in North Wales Dinorwig slate quarries: (Australia Area), Llanberris in North Wales Llanymynech limestone quarry, near Oswestry North Wales These 4 sites offer