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A third of Brits have tried a new outdoor activity since lockdown

Walking, running, cycling and mountain biking most popular - but climbing, outdoor swimming, hiking and kayaking also rank on the list

Plas y Brenin interview - 65 year anniversary

Ruth Hall, CEO of Plas y Brenin, the National Outdoor Centre, talks about the centre's proud 65 year history and its exciting plans for the future.

Why have Plas y Brenin rebranded?

For the first time in over 30 years, Plas y Brenin, the National Mountain Sports Centre, has rebranded and is launching a new website.

Plas y Brenin - Why Snowdonia

Plas y Brenin - The Movie showcases Plas y Brenin's unique location in Snowdonia and looks carefully at the natural...

2 weeks until The Big Scottish Winter Weekend

Based at Altshellach, Plas y Brenin's comfortable headquarters in Scotland, this weekend is designed to get...

Plas y Brenin: The Big Scottish Winter Weekend

Based at Altshellach, our comfortable headquarters in Scotland, this weekend is designed to get you to up into the...

Big Winter Climb at PyB: BOOK NOW

Learn from the experts. The weekend (30 Nov-1 Dec) is made up of a series of opt-in workshops covering a diverse range of winter...


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Skills Part 5 - Observations on the Hill

Forecasts are great tools at the planning stage, but once out on the hill you'll have to rely on your own observations and judgement. In the final part of our series Will talks us through the vital skill of staying alert and open minded.

Skills Part 4 - Planning and Decision Making

In part 4 of our series on winter weather and avalanche forecasts, Will breaks down the planning and decision making process into a clear, step-by-step system, which can be used whether you're walking, skiing or climbing.

Skills Part 3 - How to Use the SAIS Website

Whether you're heading to the Scottish winter hills to walk, ski or climb, the SAIS website is an essential resource. In part 3 of our series instructor Will Nicholls of Plas y Brenin guides us through the many useful features of the site.

Skills Part 2 – What to Look For in the Weather Forecast

Mountain weather forecasts convey a lot of information, but it's only of value if you know what to make of it all....

Skills Part 1 - How Forecasts Work Together

For safe days in the winter mountains, your two biggest concerns are weather and snow conditions. From interpreting the...

Video Instructional Videos - #16 Lead Belaying

In this series on UKClimbing, we have teamed up with Plas-y-Brenin, the National Mountain Sports Centre, to cover a wide...

Video UKC & Plas-y-Brenin: #15 Top tips for constructing anch

In this series on UKClimbing, we have teamed up with Plas-y-Brenin, the National Mountain Sports Centre, to...

Video UKC & Plas-y-Brenin: #14 Building a belay

Video UKC & Plas-y-Brenin: #13 - Equalising anchors and absei

Video UKC & Plas-y-Brenin: #12 French Prussiks

Video UKC & Plas-y-Brenin: #11 Equalising a two point anchor


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