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James McHaffie lecturing on his big wall climbing at the PyB Expedition Symposium 2009
Jack Geldard - Editor - UKC, Nov 2009
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Over the weekend of 7-8 November 2009 Plas y Brenin hosted a Mountaineering, Climbing and Trekking Expedition Symposium. It was for all those interested in undertaking an expedition, at any level, anywhere in the world.
The symposium was over-subscribed with 100 attendees.
The weekend started with a really inspiring illustrated lecture on the Friday evening by James McHaffie on Madagascar and Alpine rock climbing.
The symposium itself featured a dazzling selection of workshops delivered by 30 MTT staff and hand picked expedition experts on Saturday and Sunday. These included:
The atmosphere at the symposium was fantastic with superlatives being heard at every turn.
The symposium was ably fronted by Stu McAleese who was assisted by Pete Catterall.
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