Hi folks I'm really pleased to let you know that our workshops are going well this year. The summer ones are full or very nearly full, but still open for booking, including a few new ones. You can book in confidence that if the workshop has to be moved due to Coronavirus, you'll get a full refund or a free transfer. I also have a policy of no cancellations. As soon as one place is booked the workshop is guaranteed to run, so book your place and pop it in your diary in complete confidence that it will happen.

We have manged to work in a Covid compliant way by being completely out of doors, by not facing each other, by using hand gel frequently and by wearing masks when appropriate. We have been supported by the Mountain Training Association and the Association of Mountaineering Instructors


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.

I hope you enjoy the free resources accessible from this page too, don't miss the drop down menu with links to podcasts and my YouTube channel. 

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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. 

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