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Welsh 3000s
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Hi and welcome........my name is Mike Laing and I run and operate Snowdonia Climbing. I consider myself extremely fortunate to have grown-up in here Snowdonia where I spent a large part of my youth roaming the Carneddau which backed onto my childhood home in the beautiful coastal village of Llanfairfechan.

I began my mountaineering in earnest some 33 years ago and was given the opportunity to develop it further in the Army where I served for 16 years in the Royal Welch Fusiliers. Much of those years were spent gaining mountaineering qualifications, leading rock climbing and mountaineering expeditions Worldwide and teaching basic mountaineering skills to junior soldiers. On leaving the Army in 2006, I decided to return to home and embark on a full-time career in the outdoors and thus, founded Snowdonia Climbing.

As a professionally qualified mountaineering instructor I am a full member of The Association of Mountaineering Instructors and hold the Mountaineering and Climbing Instructor qualification and the Mountain Leader Winter (MLW) Award. This means I am fully qualified to instruct and conduct all forms of summer mountaineering and lead hill walking groups in winter conditions. Additionally, I hold a Mountain/Outdoor First Aid Certificate.

Snowdonia Climbing is able to offer a great wealth of activities that will inform, instruct and delight all mountaineers from the absoloute novice to the hardened operator. Our activities range over 24 programmed course types, remote trekking in Western Greenland, bespoke private coaching and guiding, a bespoke expedition organisation service, ML & SPA Refreshers and Technical Assitance to Film, Industry and LEAs. If you can't find what you require then please do get in touch.

A final word......Snowdonia Climbing only uses professionally qualified instructors whose wealth of experience ensures that your progress is structured and paced to your current abilities. Their informed feedback and developmental advice will allow you to take stock and set your sights further

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