UKClimbing.com Alpine Festival at PyB: non-residential optionadded Mar/2010, see all UKClimbing.com news & reviews
Product news by Michael Ryan
The UKClimbing.com Alpine Festival hosted by Plas y Brenin on the weekend of 24 and 25 April is filling up, with nearly 50 climbers signed up.
We have places for 60 or so more climbers.
Cost is £130 for the full residential which includes two nights accommodation at Plas y Brenin, all your food, world class coaching and tuition, and guest speakers on Saturday night.
Non-Residential Option: £110
However there is now a non-residential option if you prefer to organise your own accommodation or live local. This option costs £110 and gets you all the workshops, evening meal on Saturday, lunch on Saturday and Sunday, and all the evening speakers and lectures.
UKClimbing.com Alpine Festival 2010 at Plas y Brenin £130.00 or £110.00:
This is a great weekend if you have Alpine ambitions or wish to brush up and is suitable if you are planning to do technical climbing in the Alps and or trekking. PLUS everyone gets a great goody bag (see below)
There will be workshops on the following and you should be able to fit them all in over the two days:
- Planning and Organizing your Trip
- Guidebooks and Alpine Maps
- Alpine Rope Work
- Trekking in the Alps
- Alpine Rock
- Glacial Travel and Crevasse Rescue
- Alpine weather and Hazards
- Dealing with Altitude
- Women's Issues
- Photography and Film
- 4000m Peaks
- Alpine Equipment/ Going Lightweight
- Food and Nutrition
- Emergency Procedures
- Aid Climbing/Big Wall Climbing
- Climbing North Faces and Multi day Routes
- The Alpine Environment - Flora and Fauna
Full course details at UKClimbing.com Alpine Festival 2010 at Plas y Brenin
Alpine Gear Prizes in the Alpine Quiz
Several companies who make and distribute alpine gear will be at the festival, you can ask them questions, watch demonstrations and have a look at the kit. But more than that though, there will be an fun ALPINE QUIZ with great prizes - there will be lots of chances to win - from the companies below. More details of the prizes soon.
Goody Bag For All
Everyone who goes on the Alpine Festival will get a goody bag. The goody bag itself is a Beal Folio Rope Bag kindly donated by Lyon Equipment and Beal. Yes that's for everyone who goes on the Alpine Festival.
The Beal Folio protects your rope form the dirt on the ground and also reduces the likelyhood of twisting or knotting your rope. And best of all you don't have to coil your rope!
The Beal Folio Rope/Goody Bag contains (so far...we are working on filling this up)
- A discount voucher from Joe Brown's Shops: good for a month.
- A Lyon Equipment crampon bag
- A Petzl key fob
- Petzl posters
- A Rockfax guidebook
- Samples of Nikwax
- BMC stuff
- 50 years of Plas y Brenin Book
and MORE GOODIES TO COME.......
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