Maddy Cope: Climbing the unknown in Mongolia
Mammut UK athlete and climber, Madeleine Cope, has just returned from a three-week trip to Mongolia – not the first place you think of as a climbing location!
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.
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.
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)
Full course details at UKClimbing.com Alpine Festival 2010 at Plas y Brenin
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.
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)
and MORE GOODIES TO COME.......