Hi folks I'm really pleased to let you know that workshops are now open for booking. Some new ones have been added too. The number of places has been reduced on workshops due to Covid-19 management precautions. Just follow the page tabs, thank you.


Please visit the SHOP page to see the new Nature of Snowdonia II and eLearning modules. Updates will be on my Facebook blog - Notes from the Hill.

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Nature of Snowdonia and other workshops are offered by Mike Raine. Mike is a former Geography Teacher, former Senior Instructor at Plas y Brenin (The National Outdoor Centre) and is currently a Mountaineering Instructor working in north Wales. Mike is the Author of Nature of Snowdonia (Pesda Press 2020)


Mike is a qualified mountain leader (winter and summer) he holds a Mountaineering Instructor Certificate (recently renamed Winter Mountaineering and Climbing Instructor) and is an International Mountain Leader. Mike specialises in helping other Mountain Leaders and Mountaineering Instructors reach their full potential. Mike has extensive experience working on Mountain Training courses on both training and assessments. He has been leading in the hills since he was a Scout in the 1970’s. Still fit, his current activities include sea kayak  touring and bike packing, as well as walking and climbing.

If  you need help progressing through the various Mountain Training schemes then Mike might be able to help you. He can offer private tutition to understand and turn round fails and deferals. 

Contact Mike

mike@mikeraine.co.uk Nature of Snowdonia. Book with confidence.