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BMC launch student friendly courses

20th November 2013 | 0 comments

The British Mountaineering Council are soon to launch a series of subsidised courses tailored to help students and freshers get the most out of climbing and hill walking. Set to launch in 2014, the two-day long courses will aim to provide novice club members with the skills to become self-sufficient out on the hills. Tuition will take place at the …

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New coaching award scheme from Mountain Training UK

4th September 2013 | 0 comments

Mountain Training UK have introduced a new Coaching Award Scheme, which will see training focus on coaching climbers rather than instructing them. Led by Martin Chester, Director of Training at Plas y Brenin, the new scheme will consist of three award levels, Foundation, Development and Performance coaching. Modules will include: What to Coach, Safe Supervision and How to coach more …

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Next generation Gore-Tex Pro unveiled

2nd December 2012 | 0 comments

The launch of a new Gore-Tex membrane is a pretty big deal, and we were recently invited to attend a special event at Plas y Brenin, the National Mountain Centre in North Wales, to get an exclusive preview of the next generation of Gore-Tex Pro-shell, now to be called just ‘Pro’. While the launch of Active Shell a couple of …

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Hike the Welsh 3000'ers with Gore-Tex

29th November 2012 | 0 comments

The Gore-Tex Fourteen Peaks Challenge, part of their Experience Tour, is a new project that will take a group of outdoors fans to the highest heights of Wales. The challenge is known locally as the Three Thousands because it takes in all of the 3000ft+ peaks in the area, and Gore-Tex are offering the chance to learn from local Mountain …