Wild West Cliff Camping
Saturday 29th - Sunday 30th September 2018
One of our most epic and unforgettable summer nights out is back for 2018! 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. 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.
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!
- 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
- A hot breakfast the next morning, ready when you wake up!
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.
DATES AND PRICE
This adventure will run from 4pm on Saturday 29th September until 9am on Sunday 30th September 2018.
- Standard price for EC CLUB members - £244
- Standard price for non EC CLUB members - £259
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.