Our Partners

We’re proud to work with the National Governing Bodies to help design courses and qualifications that develop the industry and set new standards in skills and coaching.

We also deliver their courses as part of our course program and attend their leadership development courses.

Mountain Training

Mountain Training is the collection of awarding bodies for skills courses and qualifications in walking, climbing and mountaineering in the UK and Ireland. Its mission is to inspire, enable and develop people in walking, climbing and mountaineering by providing nationally and internationally recognised skills training and leadership qualifications.

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British Mountaineering Council

The British Mountaineering Council (BMC) is the representative body that protects the freedoms and promotes the interests of climbers, hill walkers and mountaineers, including ski-mountaineers.

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Association of Mountaineering Instructors

AMI is the representative body for professionally qualified Mountain Training – Mountaineering and Climbing Instructors in the UK and Ireland. AMI is committed to delivering the highest standards of climbing and mountaineering instruction to all customers. AMI and Plas y Brenin maintain an active partnership, and all eligible Plas y Brenin staff are AMI Members.

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British Canoeing

British Canoeing is responsible for leading and setting the overall framework for all the National Associations and includes areas such as coaching, competition and representing canoeing interests at a UK level. They support and provide opportunities for everyone to enjoy and realised their potential within all aspects of canoeing regardless of their age, background or ability.

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British Cycling

British Cycling is one of the world’s leading national governing bodies thanks to our ability to harness mass participation from international success.

The organisation oversees all forms of cycling in Britain and set the standard by which elite sporting success in this country is measured.

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Our Sponsors

Our instructors put their kit through its paces. Everyday. Through brutal conditions, testing the capabilities of the equipment to the max.

Therefore, it’s important that we work with the very best brands to ensure our team and the customers we are training are safe and warm.

Mountain Equipment


All of our instructors wear Mountain Equipment. From lowland hikes to alpine ascents, Mountain Equipment provides the technical clothing that keeps us warm and dry in the most extreme conditions imaginable. We’re proud to have worked closely with them since 2004.

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Peak UK


Whether at sea, on a lake or in a river – staying dry, warm and visible is vital on the water. Peak UK make world-class equipment that is used by our instructors and customers. They’re in good company too; Peak UK is the brand of choice for Olympic, world and national champions.

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We clock up a lot of miles. Day in, day out, we’re out on the hill climbing world-class rock, trekking through boulder fields and bogs, constantly putting our feet and footwear through their paces. That’s why we work with Scarpa. Their footwear provides superior grip, durability and comfort, which keeps our instructors and clients smiling.

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Petzl have been manufacturing products that allow people to access the inaccessible since 1975. They’ve built a world-renowned reputation for innovation and safety, and their kit forms a vital part of our stores inventory.

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DMM have been manufacturing premium quality climbing equipment in Wales since 1981. Their passion for climbing and commitment to quality are second-to-none, and this shines through in everything they make. We continuously test their gear, and are always pleased with how it performs.

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Cotswold Outdoor


For almost 50 years, Cotswold Outdoor have been helping people to discover the great outdoors by offering quality clothing, equipment and accessories from the very best outdoor brands. Whether you’re passionate about camping, walking, climbing, running, or taking to the water, visit them in-store or online, or you can visit Snow+Rock or Runners Need as part of the Cotswold Outdoor family.

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The Fjallraven tents combine lightweight technology with superior weather proofing, ensuring our instructors and customers stay dry without lugging extra kilos through the mountains.

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What Farrel O’Shea and team don’t know about paddleboards isn’t worth knowing. That’s why we use their boards for all our SUP courses. From touring to racing, beginner to expert, rigid to inflatable, the O’Shea range of boards and paddles are perfect for our every need.

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We put climbing ropes through their paces at some incredible venues, day in and day out. We need a mix of heavy and lightweight ropes to enable us to perform different tasks in varying terrains. Edelweiss ensure our safety is paramount.

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Tough backpacks are a must. So too is comfort. Deuter manage to combine both, which is why we work with them for all our carrying requirements.

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