Fantastic reductions at Expedition Planning Seminar

Posted by Nick Colton on 09/01/2015
Paul Ramsden (left) and Mick Fowler on the summit of Kishtwar Kailash

Amazing offer. Prices slashed for Saturday's expedition planning seminar at Plas y Brenin. This could be just the opportunity you need to take a trip to beautiful North Wales, going to the fantastic value seminar on the Saturday and then perhaps getting out on the hill, walking or climbing on Sunday.

Get ready to be inspired and informed at the 2015 BMC Expedition planning seminar: We've pulled together a great line-up of speakers, including double Piolet-D'Or winner and BMC Patron Mick Fowler & BMC Ambassador Calum Muskett, who between them have bags of experience and more than a few stories to tell!

Mick, an icon in the outdoor world, will be sharing his many experiences in the greater ranges.  He joins a great line-up of speakers including all-round high performer and BMC Ambassador Calum Muskett.

Is it for me?

If you're thinking about trying bigger mountains or going to greater, perhaps remoter, ranges and places, or if you want to know more about the practicalities of planning and taking part in trips and expeditions then this seminar is for you; that's whether it's your first time or you're simply looking to expand your knowledge.

It's also for people looking for a bit of inspiration, perhaps wanting to make the first ascent of an unclimbed peak, and for anyone who wants to hear some great mountaineering stories and mingle with leading mountaineers.

You could also use the seminar as an opportunity to spend a weekend in beautiful North Wales, perhaps getting out on the hill, walking or climbing on the Sunday.

Whats happening?

The day-long seminar on Saturday 17 January 2015, at Plas y Brenin in North Wales, will be in two parts, starting at 10am and running through to 9pm with a light lunch at miday and teas and coffees provided.  Plas y Brenin also has a lively bar for mingling and meeting people.

Part one (10am - 4pm) a series of workshops looking at the nuts and bolts of planning a trip, including:

  • Where and when to go
  • Organising trips
  • Grants and sponsorship
  • Staying healthy
  • Altitude and acclimatisation
  • Lightweight gear
  • Getting the most out of IT innovations and Google Earth
  • And more

Part two (from 4pm onwards) a series of inspiring lectures by people who have recently been on trips and expeditions to inspire and also share information about the areas they have visited. Areas include Greenland, Alaska, Patagonia, Himalayas.

Speakers include: Mick Fowler, Calum Muskett, George Cave, Emily Ward, Will Harris, Dr David Hillibrandt, Olly Sanders, Spike Green, Nick Colton, Dave Wilkinson. 

 

When:  Saturday 17 January 2015
Where: The National Mountaineering Centre, Plas y Brenin, Capel Curig. North Wales, LL24 0ET
Cost: You can either book to come to the full day, or just for the  lectures

  1. All day is an amazing £40!
    (includes all workshops & lectures, light lunch, tea and coffee)
    or
  2. Part two only (from 4pm) is only £20
    (includes tea and coffee)  

B&B accommodation is available at Plas y Brenin for £36.00 per night. There is also ample camping and other accommodation nearby.

How do I book?

Bookings are being taken via the Plas y Benin website. To go to bookings please click here: www.pyb.co.uk/expedition 


Although the day is for those wanting to know more about expeditions to the Greater Ranges it will also raise money for BMC expedition grants. These enable young cash-strapped mountaineers to go on expedtiions. The day will also showcase what younger mountaineers are doing in these exciting times; as well as highlighting what the BMC does to support those wanting to go on small independent expeditions.

Find out more about BMC expedition grants


As the climbing walls, crags and mountains start to open, we wanted to say thanks to every BMC member who supported us through the Coronavirus crisis.

From weekly Facebook Lives and GB Climbing home training videos, to our access team working to re-open the crags and fight for your mountain access, we couldn’t have made it without you.

If you liked what we did, then tell your friends about us: www.thebmc.co.uk/join


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