What do I need to bring?
Be prepared for walking in the mountains every day with your own personal equipment and bring your overnight expedition kit too. We will supply expedition food for residential candidates, but please bear in mind you will be out for two nights, so you may wish to bring along some of your own favourites as well. If you are not staying with us, you will need to bring all of your own food.
You will be asked to demonstrate what you need to carry as a mountain leader. A typical brief might suggest that you are meeting a group of strangers tomorrow to take for a hill walk. What would you, as a mountain leader, carry? We will however supply any ropes that might be used.
You will be expected to use your own maps. We will operate in the area covered by Ordnance Survey Explorer Sheet 17 (Snowdon and Conwy Valley) and Ordnance Survey Landranger sheet 115 Snowdon and Caernarfon. If we go off these maps Plas y Brenin will provide the maps. If we use maps of a different scale or style Plas y Brenin will provide these too.
You will also need your Home Paper (you could just upload this to your Dlog files if you wish) and your first aid certificate (also could be uploaded to Dlog files) and come along prepared to give a five-minute talk on the upland environment whilst out during the day.