Mountain Leaders QMD Week Snowdonia

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Apr 14

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The hikes will be vigorous, full-day mountain walks and scrambles. This event is only intended for ML Trainees, qualified MLs, and ODL Walk Leaders.

This is a 5 night DIY peer led event at a DIY bunkhouse specifically for:

  • Registered MT Mountain Leader Award trainees;
  • OutdoorLads Hill or Mountain Walk Leaders; and
  • Qualified Mountain Leaders;

to get 4-6 days of 'Quality Mountain Days' towards ML Training log books, or some proper mountain days out with mountain people if you're already qualified.

We'll decide activities on the first night and as we go along, weather dependent. We'll probably do a full group QMD walk the first day. Then we might do:

  • Full and small group QMD walks like Snowdon horseshoe;
  • Grade 1 scrambles in small groups up Tryfan or similar;
  • Practice rope work or navigation;
  • Explore other bits of Snowdonia;
  • Do your own thing and take a day solo or in pairs;
  • Have a day off and gear shop and lounge in Llanberis or Capel Curig; or
  • Just head out the door and walk Moel Eilio.

NOTE: The cost is fixed however long you stay, but it's deliberately low and you don't need to come for the full 5 nights if you are unable to. 

Accommodation is very basic, don't expect much above a bothy and you won't be disappointed. No TV, Wi-fi, Telephone, Microwave etc etc.

There's a kitchen and dining room; outhouse toilets & shower, and drying room; heating; but no comfy lounge. You can see photos of the venue here: (taken 2012).

Parking: there's no road access, so you have to carry all your stuff 20mins from the nearest road.

Food: Price does not include food so this will be a DIY collaboration amongst us, so expect to shop, share costs, cook and wash up. There are local shops, pubs and cafes in Llanberis. Tea, coffee and milk for drinks is provided. 

Dogs: This event is not suitable for dogs and are not permitted by the bunkhouse owners.

Optional: A Telegram group to coordinate lifts, food, and walking ideas will be set up by the leader. Message him on here to be added to the group. 

Note: A more "regular" hostel over Easter in North Wales will go live soon!

PHOTO CREDTS: Adrian Schmieder and Simon Hawthorn, and used by OutdoorLads with full permission.

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COVID-19 – IMPORTANT, Please read the following before you sign up to this event:

  • Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms, even if they are extremely mild, or who lives or is in a support bubble with someone showing symptoms, is asked not to attend. This is in line with the government’s coronavirus advice.
  • You must also immediately self-isolate and not attend the event if you or someone in your household or support bubble shows coronavirus symptoms or tests positive. You can find the NHS self-isolation guidance here.
  • OutdoorLads’ Covid-19 Policy for hostel and BIG events applies to this event. On arrival, we will need to see evidence that you are fully vaccinated, or have registered a negative lateral flow test in the last 48 hours, or have Covid-19 antibodies. Evidence of this can be obtained via the NHS App in England, with equivalent schemes available in Wales and Scotland. Our full policy and more details can be found here.


2 Guys holding a flag in front of rocks
People climbing rocks in the clouds
View of a valley
Sunrise view of mountains
People abseiling down rocks
A view of a mountainous valley
2 Guys holding a flag in front of rocks
People climbing rocks in the clouds
View of a valley
Sunrise view of mountains
People abseiling down rocks
A view of a mountainous valley


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