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Wild West Cliff Camping
Saturday 19th - Sunday 20th August 2017

Sorry this adventure is now fully booked. If you'd like to join the waiting list please tell us your email and we'll let you know if a space becomes available. 

Spend a wild summer's night sleeping against a vertical cliff face, suspended in mid-air, high above the swirling sea – this is not for the faint-hearted!

As with rock climbing and abseiling, although cliff camping may seem dangerous, it is a very safe activity. Our instructors will set everything up and stay with us within arms’ reach the whole time to make sure we are safe, happy and comfortable. 

Overnight we’ll be sleeping on portaledges, also known as…portable ledges! These were invented to provide climbers with something flat to sleep on while they’re climbing multi-day, vertical routes up big walls. Imagine a hammock large enough to accommodate a few people made of super strong textiles - they’re surprisingly comfortable and relaxing, allowing you to sleep in places you wouldn’t otherwise expect to be able to!

We’ll be on the Anglesey coast in northwest Wales, which frequently provides much warmer and drier conditions than anywhere else. If the weather does turn, the portaledges have windproof and waterproof covers so it will be just like being in a tent - you’ll stay warm and dry all night.

We'll head down in time to catch a (hopefully!) glorious western sunset. At the cliff edge there’ll be a mental challenge to get our heads around – getting attached to a rope and abseiling a short distance down the cliff to the portaledge. The abseil may seem a bit scary at first, but once we’re down we’ll quickly become accustomed to the feel of the portaledge and realise how safe it is. 

As we get comfortable and watch the sun go down we’ll enjoy a hearty hot meal, and while the stars come out we’ll wrap our hands round a mug of hot chocolate or have a small sip of something stronger if we fancy. (If we need to go to the toilet during the night it won’t be a problem - the instructors will help us easily go up and back down!) In the morning, we’ll leave our cosy sleeping bags for some hot coffee and bacon sandwiches, with a chance to stretch and admire the beautiful morning views around us before heading back up to solid ground.

Experience

No previous climbing experience is needed, though a good head for heights is obviously an advantage. We’ll provide all the technical kit – all you need to bring is some warm clothes and a sleeping bag, a camera for those cliffside selfies and a big appetite for adventure!

If you've never come on an EC Adventure before, they're informal, friendly and great fun. We generally have singles, couples and small sets of friends coming along, from complete beginners to adventure professionals - what we all share is a love for adventure. Ages tend to range between mid 20s and mid 40s but anyone over 18 years old and young at heart is welcome!

What’s included

  • One night cliff camping with all technical equipment and accompanied by an experienced instructor at all times
  • A hot dinner in the evening and breakfast the next morning

No further activities are included on the days either side of the camping, however there is plenty to do in the area! We will provide further info and directions on how to get there in the joining instructions once you book.

PAYMENT

Please note our system will only allow you to make a booking if you are a current EC CLUB member.

There is no earlybird price for this adventure as there are ONLY THREE SPACES available and we expect this trip to fill extremely quickly.

Please note we are also running this same overnight adventure on 1 - 2 July.

Exclusive price of £185 for EC CLUB members only.

If you haven't joined EC CLUB yet, then this is a great time to do so.  It’s only £40 per year to access to loads of local events, exclusive trips only open to CLUB members (like this one), great discounts on our weekends – as well as loads of other adventure related discounts. See http://www.explorersconnect.com/club for details.

If you have any questions please email enquiries@explorersconnect.com.

Exciting news: We have a new booking system.  It will save you time by remembering all of your important details.  It will also automatically recognise if you are booking during the earlybird discount period and if you are an EC CLUB member so you'll never miss a discount. 

IMPORTANT: If you purchased EC CLUB membership on our old system then we have already created an account for you, please sign in using the email address you asked us to contact you on when you bought membership.