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Subsidised Scottish Winter Mountaineering course, Courses, holidays, expeditions, accommodation Premier Post, 3 weeks @ GBP 35p  © Plas y Brenin

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 Logo  © Plas y Brenin
Plas y Brenin Logo  © Plas y Brenin

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 components that make it an unrivalled venue for the depth of training and development work they do in outdoor skills, coaching and...

Plas-Y-Brenin Big Weekend Montage  © Plas-Y-Brenin
Plas-Y-Brenin Big Weekend Montage  © Plas-Y-Brenin

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 you to up into the mountains as well as get you together with other climbers and mountaineers to enjoy some good company as you...

Plas-Y-Brenin Big Weekend Montage  © Plas-Y-Brenin
Plas-Y-Brenin Big Weekend Montage  © Plas-Y-Brenin

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, Courses, holidays, expeditions, accommodation Premier Post, 4 weeks @ GBP 35pw  © Plas y Brenin
Big Winter Climb at PyB: BOOK NOW, Courses, holidays, expeditions, accommodation Premier Post, 4 weeks @ GBP 35pw  © Plas y Brenin

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...

Big Winter Climb  © Plas y Brenin
Big Winter Climb  © Plas y Brenin

The Big Winter Climb (Sat 30th Nov - Sun 1 Dec)

Book early for this years Plas y Brenin and UKClimbing.com Big Winter Climb (Sat 30th Nov - Sun 1 Dec).

BMC Subsidised Training Courses at Plas y Brenin  © Plas y Brenin
BMC Subsidised Training Courses at Plas y Brenin  © Plas y Brenin

BMC Subsidised Training Courses at Plas y Brenin

If you are a member of the BMC we have a range of subsidised climbing and hill walking courses for you.


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Keep an eye on weather and snow conditions throughout the day  © Matt Stygall

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.

A strong team, but the wind is really going to influence our decisions today  © Martin McKenna
A strong team, but the wind is really going to influence our decisions today  © Martin McKenna

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.

Having studied the SAIS forecast, we opted very emphatically for a ridge  © Dan Bailey
Having studied the SAIS forecast, we opted very emphatically for a ridge  © Dan Bailey

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.

part 2 montage  © Matt Stygall
part 2 montage  © Matt Stygall

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....

With an eye to the forecasts, we've been able to get out in dreamlike conditions on the Aonach Eagach  © Matt Stygall
With an eye to the forecasts, we've been able to get out in dreamlike conditions on the Aonach Eagach  © Matt Stygall

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...


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