Our open course is currently running once a year and is a fusion of yoga, technique coaching, psychological skills, falling practice and ropework/ self rescue tuition. Hosted from Ben's Bunkhouse in Nant Peris, Snowdonia, we aim to have a fun, friendly atmosphere where no question is "silly" and everyone can improve and learn. As well as the workshops, there are plenty of opportunities to exchange tips with each other, eat cake, hear an evening lecture and get advice from an experienced physiotherapist. You can choose from a course only option or a course plus accommodation (basic bunkhouse plus DIY breakfast kit). There is an optional evening meal together on Saturday night. The program varies a little from year to year, but the basic components remain the same and get great feedback.
Prices and what we will provide
There are 3 different options for you to choose from depending on your requirements and budget;
- Morning or afternoon session only - £65 per session
Price includes entry to one workshop session only, of your choosing
- Course only - £200
Price includes all tuition, provided by fully qualified and insured instructors, plus tea/ coffee and evening lecture
- Course and accommodation - £220
Price includes all tuition, 2 nights bed with breakfast materials provided for you in basic bunkhouse-style accommodation, tea and coffee, and evening lecture
You are welcome to arrive any time after 6pm on Friday.
What you will need to provide:
You will need to provide your own lunch on both days and pay for your own dinner on both days. There is an optional evening meal and lecture on Saturday night in a local pub for you to join in with, with an optional buffet dinner costing £10.
You will need to bring your own personal climbing kit including shoes, helmets, harnesses, ropes and gear, as well as prussiks and extra karribiners for the rescue skills element. If you have a yoga mat or foam sleeping mat please bring this and a blanket for the yoga class. If you are staying in the bunkhouse please bring a sleeping bag.