Wild West Cliff Camping
Saturday 29th - Sunday 30th June 2019
One of our most epic and unforgettable summer nights out is back for 2019! Sleep on a ledge 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. Your instructors will set everything up and stay within reach the whole time to make sure you’re are safe, happy and comfortable.
Overnight you’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! You’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.
On Saturday afternoon you'll head down in time to catch a (hopefully!) glorious western sunset. At the cliff edge you’ll get attached to a rope and abseil a short distance down the cliff to the portaledge that may seem a bit scary at first, but once you’re down you’ll quickly become accustomed to the portaledge and realise how safe it is.
As you get comfortable and watch the sun go down you’ll enjoy a hearty hot meal, and while the stars come out you’ll wrap your hands round a mug of hot chocolate or some warming wine. If you need to go to the toilet during the night it won’t be a problem - the instructors will help you go up and back down, all you have to do is ring the ‘bell’!
In the morning, you’ll leave your sleeping bags for some croissants and hot drinks, with a chance to stretch and admire the beautiful morning views around you before heading back up to solid ground. 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 cliff-side selfies and a big appetite for adventure!
Recommended by: EC’s previous Adventure Co-ordinator Alex, who went on this adventure last year and said that it’s one of the best things she’s ever done!
One night cliff camping on a portaledge with all technical equipment included and accompanied by experienced instructors at all times
A hot dinner to eat in the evening as you watch the sun set
Breakfast and hot drinks the next morning, ready when you wake up!
No further activities are included on the days either side of the cliff 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.
DATES AND PRICE
This adventure will run from 4:30pm on Saturday 29th June until 9:00am on Sunday 30th June 2019.
Discounted earlybird price for Explorers Connect members - £249 (if booked by Saturday 6th April, 2019)
Discounted earlybird price for non-members - £264 (if booked by Saturday 6th April, 2019)
Standard price for Explorers Connect members - £264
Standard price for non-members - £279
You'll need to pay a £100 deposit when booking with the balance due by Saturday 4th May 2019.
If you'd like to know more about this weekend or have a particular question about this or any of our adventures, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office on 0117 405 7497 during normal office hours and we'll do our best to help you.