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REC Mountain First Aid

  • 3 DAYS
  • Meets the First Aid requirements for HSE First Aid at Work and those of Mountain Training

This course runs for 24 hours over three days with an experienced mountaineering instructor with the support of REC. This is a practical course with both indoor and outdoor scenario-based learning. This particular course will involve some more in-depth scenarios in local mountain environments.

  • 12:1 Instructor Ratio

from £305pp

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Rope Work for Rigging in the Outdoor Environment

  • 2 DAY
  • Provides accredited CPD for full AMI members and MTA members and will be a Rescue 3 Safe Working at Height certified course to show competency in twin rope systems.

This is a course for anybody involved in rigging safety systems in the outdoor environment e.g. Film Crews, Stunt Riggers and Outdoor Instructors. It will cover twin rope systems associated with industrial based structures or outside location work.

  • 8:1 Instructor Ratio

from £286pp

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Rescue 3 Safe Working At Height

  • 1 DAY
  • Includes Rescue 3 Safe Working at Height certification

The Safe Working at Height (SWAH) course provides insight into the dangers that workers face when working at height and the current legislation in this area. Often, workers are faced with working at height during their jobs. Employment regulations clearly state that this must be done safely. The training is a good foundation for those who wish to move on to specialist rope work and climbing qualifications.

  • 8:1 Instructor Ratio

from £133pp

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REC Outdoor First Aid

  • 2 DAYS
  • Meets the First Aid requirements for HSE Emergency First Aid at Work, Mountain Training, British Canoeing, British Cycling and the Royal Yachting Association

This REC First Aid training course is specifically designed for the outdoor environment. You will learn how to be a first-responder applying practical indoor and outdoor scenario-based first aid learning to real-life situations.

  • 12:1 Instructor Ratio

from £194pp

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Rescue 3 Rope Rescue Operator

  • 2 DAYS
  • Prior experience of working with ropes is recommended.

This five day course introduces the rope knowledge and skills required by personnel to operate safely and effectively as a member of a Rope Rescue Operator team, undertaking rescues using the skills covered in the course. The techniques, equipment, and straightforward venues with limited environmental complexity, should be gold standard examples, providing a clear mental model of the best practice for operating as a rope rescue team.

  • 6:1 Instructor Ratio

from £463pp

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Rescue 3 Water Safety for Expedition Leaders

  • 2 DAYS
  • Confident, capable swimmer
  • Good level of fitness
  • Capable of leading an expedition
  • Experience of trekking/expedition leadership outside of the country of domicile.

An excellent addition to the International Mountain Leader (IML), UIAGM Guide Carnet, Wilderness first responder or Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician working on expedition that may encounter flowing water hazards.

from £201pp

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Why Plas y Brenin?

Plas y Brenin is at the forefront of outdoor instruction. Whether you are starting a career in the outdoors, or just want to take an adventure holiday, PYB is the place for you.

We inspire explorers. We train trainers. We’re internationally recognised. We’ve been around since 1798, with our earliest guests including Queen Victoria. Since then, we’ve focussed on providing the best customer experience, working alongside some of the greatest, 007 included.

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Expert Tuition

You’ll receive expert supervision from fully qualified and psyched instructors, creating the perfect environment to learn and enjoy something new!

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Explore Eryri

Your experience will take place in the heart of the extraordinary Eryri National Park. Our National Outdoor Centre features accommodation, a bar, dining, and more. And while you’re here, why not check out some local gems?

Explore Eryri

Develop a Passion

Everyone at Plas y Brenin, from staff to visitors, is excited about adventures and inspired to get outside. Our guests return year after year to experience all that North Wales offers.


The Main House

Mix of single and twin bedrooms

Moelwyn Bunkhouse

Bunkhouse with kitchen area

Bryn Engan

Farmhouse with bedrooms and flexible spaces

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Bar & Restaurant

The perfect place to relax after a day’s adventuring, our bar boasts the most amazing view as it looks down Llynnau Mymbyr to the Snowdon Horseshoe. Our extensive range of locally brewed beers, wines and spirits offers plenty of choices for refreshment. Our bar menu is packed with tasty high-energy dishes.

  • Open 7 days a week
  • Mon - Sat 12PM - 11:30PM
  • Sun 12PM - 10:30PM

Help Fund a Child Outdoors

Our aim is to give every inner-city child the opportunity to be inspired and motivated by the rugged outdoors and the challenges mountain environments have to offer. With your help, we aim to enable up to 360 kids to attend one of our courses in 2023.

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