Winter Mountaineering, Snowdonia
11th - 13th February 2022
|Accommodation||Scout Centre, catered|
|Departure on||Friday 11th at 18.30|
|Return on||Sunday 13th ~ 21.00|
|Rendezvous at||Hopehill (TBC)|
|Applications close||Friday 28th January|
|Confirmation email by||Tuesday 1st February|
|Event organiser||Neil Pickford|
Applications are not yet open for this event.
Save the date. Applications will open in early January 2022
Yr Hafod Scout Centre is our base, deep in the Ogwen valley with easy access to both the Glyder and Carneddau mountain ranges, so even if conditions aren’t wintery, there’s a huge variety of walks and scrambles right on our doorstep.
Experienced, authorised adults will be in charge of each walking group (4 – 8 people) and the informal training will include [winter] walking skills, route planning, route choice, navigation, leadership and teamwork. If there are winter conditions, specialist equipment such as ice axes and crampons will be provided as necessary (you may bring your own but it will be checked).
The weekend typically provides a full day in the hills on Saturday and a half-day on Sunday before returning home at around 14.00.
Cooked meals are provided for both breakfasts and Saturday evening. Packed lunch for both days will need to be provided by the participants, as well as food (or money) for the two journeys. The minibuses will stop twice during each journey at motorway service areas.
The weekend is our most popular, so an early application (and payment) is essential to guarantee a place.
This is a genuine mountaineering trip, aimed at the more adventurous (hence the age limit). Previous winter experience is preferred and may be given priority – as will paid applications. You must have suitable fitness, clothing and most importantly, footwear*
Suggested equipment list.
A more comprehensive list will be provided with your confirmation email and IMC will provide any technical and group equipment. Please see the IMC Gear Guide for a more kit information or contact the organiser if you are still unsure.
- Rucksack ~ min 35 ltr with liner
- Suitable walking boots*
- Waterproof jacket with hood & waterproof over-trousers
- Base layer(s) & Jumper or fleece (+ spare)
- Walking trousers
- Warm hat and gloves + spares
- Water bottle – 1 ltr minimum & Hot drink flask
- Packed lunch for 2 days & emergency rations
- Personal First Aid kit & any medication
- Map (in case) & compass
- Head torch + spare batteries
- Survival bag and whistle
- Change of casual clothes & Shoes
- Underwear + spares
- Sleeping bag + pillow
- Wash kit, towel, sleepwear
- Food (or money) for 2 journeys
It is essential for all the participants’ safety that everyone has the correct items of personal equipment and clothing and behaves appropriately. The weekend may be wet, windy and cold. Your personal equipment will be checked before going on the hill and anyone without the correct equipment may be refused permission to go onto the hills.
*Footwear in particular will be checked before loading equipment. The IMC reserve the right to refuse anyone a place on the transport if they fail to produce adequate footwear suitable for the activity. No refunds will be given in such cases. See the IMC Gear Guide.
All activities are provided under the rules and regulations of the Scout and Guide Associations for joint adventurous activities.