Every winter the Plas y Brenin team head north from Capel Curig to Scotland to take advantage of the fantastic winter conditions in the mountains of Glen Coe, and deliver a course programme that offers something for people of all abilities and aspirations.
Our temporary Scottish base is the supremely comfortable Alltshellach Country House & Hotel, a former bishop’s mansion located on the shores of Loch Leven, with stunning views and sweeping gardens that lead down to the shores of the Loch. The hotel has a heated indoor swimming pool with panoramic views to the mountains; perfect for soothing aching muscles at the end of a long day. The kitchen serves a hearty fare and makes excellent use of carefully-sourced local ingredients, while the Highland Bar is the perfect place for a nightcap.
From Alltshellach, our team will deliver a programme of courses that caters for all; from the beginner winter hillwalker to those seeking to become Winter Mountaineering & Climbing Instructors (the highest level of qualification on the Mountain Training climbing instructor pathway). This year, the course programme has been significantly expanded, with dedicated Avalanche Awareness, Winter Navigation, Winter Skills, Winter Ridges and Alpine Preparation skills training on offer, alongside our classic Scottish offering.
Helen Barnard, Chief Instructor at Plas y Brenin, said: