/ PYB Conville Course
I am yet to find out as of yet.
On their website it states that they will inform applicants by the end of april so only three days to go.
Its awesome, you'll all learn shed loads!
To everyone still waiting: I think they're calling people over a few days before sending an email out, I'm sure they've got a long list to get through so if you haven't heard anything yet it might be a good sign!
I'll be looking for parters so anyone else going on the course (or anyone else for that matter) do get in touch.
I'm planning on camping and probably taking the bus as it seems to be the cheapest way, are most people planning the same thing? Also would like some advice on where you can safely leave kit (ie rack, passports etc) while out in the mountains if your camping and don't have a car?
I unfortunately didn't get a place on the course but I am still going out from the 15/6 till around the 7/7 so will be very happy to join up with people over that time period. So let me know if your around then etc.
In answer to the kit storing issue, the Argentier (I can't remember how to spell it) campsite (where you will most likely will be staying) allows you to leave kit there for a small fee I believe.
I know two people who got on that course from my club at Warwick University. They'll probably stay round after, with other Warwick people being around roughly then.
Personally, I did the Conville last year. Met loads of people (most students) on the bus and on the campsite so usually there's someone to do stuff with. I would recommend the campsite over and over as it's the best way to get to know people, sort out climbing, etc. As for transport, I hated the coach (it was late and it was stuffy) but I prefer trains so I'm probably going to use them this time. But if coaches don't bother you, it is the easiest and cheapest way of getting out there.
Last year I just left my passports buried in my clothes and hoped...
I did the course last year, and on the dates that I did it, 3 places had become available at the last minute as a result of people cancelling. So if you're around for quite a while there might be a chance of joining the course at the last minute.
I'm also on the course starting on the 24th. I think I'm going to be getting a coach so I might even see you on that! I can only seem to find a coach that gets in on the 22nd, not the 23rd though. Are there any other coach companies out there apart from euro lines/national express?
I'm going off on a family holiday after a week (on the 30th) but will be looking for someone to do some climbs with before then. I'll be coming back a week later, does anyone know if the campsite lets you store tents/axes/climbing stuff there safely for a week? Or if you can get a locker in a ski hire shop?
Yeah they don't seem to run coaches getting in on the 23... I don't know of any other coach companies I'm afraid, though doesn't mean there aren't any.
Looks like there will be loads of people about the campsite which is awesome!
15 mins or so by bus, which is free if you stay on the campsite.
I'm quite jealous of you all really! I couldn't apply this year as I dont finish uni till the 16th July!
I did my ml training at pyb a few weeks ago and my course director is one of the guides (Stu Mcaleese) working on these courses so I'm sure youll have a great time.
Would be really interested to hear how you found it as hopefully the dates won't clash next year!
Just found out that my reserve place came through, I am now on the 20th June.
Are you taking a rope out? Can't decide as I've only got a fairly heavy 60m...
Hey, I'm on the course 17th - 19th and then looking to stay out for a few days afterwards depending on my work schedule, Probably going to get the coach unless anyone knows of any cheaper ways out there from Manchester?
I'll be getting into Cham Friday morning, then staying at the argentiere campsite. I'll be the guy with an excessive amount of gear and a green terra nova quasar tent, if you see me, come say hi!
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