Rolands Laganovskis (Latvia) on Pull My Daisy, Slate Quarries. Once again Plas y Brenin National Mountain Centre was invaded by the BMC in early May for the International Meet. Nearly 40 foreign climbers from around the world flew, drove, or hitched their way to North Wales for a week of Welsh action.
Each day packed minibuses headed out Gogarth, the Pass, the Slate, and Tremadog, together with some more esoteric venues like Crafnant, the Moelwyns, and even Craig Doris for a spot of new routing courtesy of Pat Littlejohn. Although no headline grabbing ascents materialised, classics of all grades got cruised time and time again. Special mention must go to Tomas from Lithuania for his relentless enthusiasm, sometimes outstripping his ability to place gear, Dan Smith for his 60-footer off Warpath at Rhoscolyn in a demonstration of how not to do it for the guests, Audrey Seguy jumping from leading E1 to E4 in two days, and Czech Pavel Jonak simply missing out the post-runout bolt on Rainbow of Recalcitrance because he found it hard to reach.
The week was blessed with good weather. For a full report check out the BMC link below.