In 1818 the Grivel family of blacksmiths started to transform their production of agricultural tools to satisfy the rather peculiar demands of a new breed of wealthy tourists who, for unfathomable reasons, wanted to climb mountains! And so, the Grivel Ice Axe and Crampons came into being.
SCARPA, literally the Italian for 'shoe'. Footwear innovation and tradition share equally deep roots at Scarpa, which today remains a family-owned company with its headquarters and performance footwear manufacturing facilities in the same regions of northern Italy where it all started in 1938.
St Curig’s Church, Capel Curig
St Curig’s Church is a quirky and wonderful self-catering property in the heart of Snowdonia. A great place to stay for a training or teambuilding weekend, a first aid course or an outdoorsy stag or hen do. It’s probably true to say that there’s nowhere else quite like this in Snowdonia. Ancient and modern stylishly combine in this beautiful home set within a 19th century church in the village of Capel Curig.