BSC2023: #PrideHike with The North Face (Sat 09:30)
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This is one of the events organised as part of Big Spring Camp 2023.
Please provide us with your t-shirt size as soon as you have signed up to this event.
The North Face are back at BIG Spring Camp this year to lead another #PrideHike! They're providing two expert Mountain Leaders to guide us up Glyder Fach (994m) and Glyder Fawr (1001m). Yes, we're back in the Ogwen Valley - it's just so nice.
This will be a fairly challenging walk with lots of ascent, and depending on the route chosen, may involve some easy scrambling. If we get enough people on this event, the group will be split, and one group may well take a different route to the other.
There will be a photographer on the walk, and The North Face may ask you to sign a disclaimer to permit their use of the images taken during the event. Please only sign up to this event if you would agree in principle (subject to reading the full disclaimer on the day, of course).
You do not need to have joined us on any previous The North Face activities, and you're not required to do any 'acting' or 'modelling' to take part.
Photos taken by OutdoorLads Members and The North Face, and used with permission.
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What to bring
Please make sure you have the following for the walk:
Rucksack: Or any other bag...
Footwear: Hiking boots are a must for this walk (these may be provided by The North Face). Make sure you also have long socks to avoid blisters.
Waterproof jacket and trousers: Breathable fabrics are more comfortable and dry.
Medicines: If you have hay fever, diabetes, minor ailments etc.
Layered clothing: Lets you quickly adapt to changes in the weather and body temperature. Go for a base layer (vest or t-shirt) and a mid layer (a micro fleece or shirt) and in cooler weather add an outer layer (a windproof jacket or thick fleece)
Trousers: Ideally not jeans which become heavy and cold in the rain, breathable fabrics are more comfortable and dry.
Hat and Gloves: Having a spare pair of gloves in case of rain is also a good idea.
Sunglasses and suncream: Fingers crossed...
Other personal equipment you may use (walking poles, whistle, jelly babies...)
Maps can be provided, but feel free to bring your own. If you'd fancy doing some navigation then a compass may also be useful. You may also want to have a spare change of clothes on return to the car park. The Mountain Leaders supplied by The North Face will have group safety equipment, such as First Aid packs. Please let them know on arrival of any medical issues.
You may be advised not to walk if you have equipment that would compromise the safety of yourself or the group (i.e. inappropriate footware/waterproofs). Please ask if you have any questions or need advise on equipment.
Food & drink
Lunch: Bring a packed lunch to eat on the hill. We'd advise having high energy goodness as well such as biscuits, energy bars, gels, bananas, chocolate or dried fruit.
Water: Bring at least a litre of water. A flask may also be a great idea too if you have one. It may get chilly on the tops.