Wild West Cliff Camping and Climbing
Saturday 27th - Sunday 28th July 2019
This is the ultimate two for one adventure - spend the day climbing the awesome sea cliffs of North Wales and spend the night camping on a ledge suspended in mid-air, high above the swirling sea… you’ll never forget this experience!
Although cliff camping and sea cliff climbing 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 morning you’ll meet your instructors for a briefing and intro to your day of climbing, and after you’ve collected all your kit you’ll head down to the sea cliffs to begin! You’ll get to try all sorts of routes (dependent on group ability and conditions) and throughout the day you’ll get some top tips from your instructors who will coach you to improve your movement and you can even try your hand at some knots and rope rigging if you like! You’ll finish climbing around 4:30pm and have a chance to relax at the cliffside as your instructors set up your portaledge. You’ll abseil down to catch a (hopefully!) glorious western sunset and enjoy a hearty hot meal and a nightcap before settling down to sleep. 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’! On Sunday morning, you’ll leave your sleeping bags for some breakfast and hot drinks, with a chance to stretch and admire the beautiful morning views around you before heading back up to solid ground…
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! You are also welcome to bring your own climbing shoes, harness and helmet but we can provide these if you don’t have them. No previous climbing experience is needed, though a good head for heights is obviously an advantage.
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!
A full day of expert tuition with instructors climbing the awesome sea cliffs of Anglesey
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!
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 9:00am on Saturday 27th July until 9:00am on Sunday 28th July 2019.
Discounted earlybird price for Explorers Connect members - £299 (if booked by Saturday 27th April, 2019)
Discounted earlybird price for non-members - £319 (if booked by Saturday 27th April, 2019)
Standard price for Explorers Connect members - £319
Standard price for non-members - £339
You'll need to pay a £100 deposit when booking with the balance due by Saturday 25th 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 email@example.com or call the office on 0117 405 7497 during normal office hours and we'll do our best to help you.