Climbing Snowdon

Cadets attended a mountaineering course in North Wales over the Bank Holiday Weekend, as reported by Olivia Cocker:

"This Wales trip was definitely one to remember. Saturday involved climbing Snowdon for the girls, and some navigation practice. Snowdon was brilliant! Although a slight struggle for us to get up there, we did it, and even managed to navigate our own way back! (Not our strong point!). It was then a drive around the town before stopping at KFC, Subways and McDonalds for dinner.

The next day was a trip up Devil’s kitchen for the girls and a walk/scramble up Tryfan for the boys and Kate. My group, made it up the second kitchen we had been in that day, and also up to Cantilever rock. This is a huge, quite famous rock, which leans off to one side with a large drop on the other.

Overall this Wales was a very successful trip. The girls did some very helpful navigation practice and preparation for our Silver Duke of Edinburgh.

On behalf of everyone I want to say thank you to everyone who organised this trip, and to the drivers and instructors. I’m sure everyone would agree in saying that this was an excellent trip, well worth it, and definitely a trip that we would go on again!"