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“Joined Patreon yesterday. Really enjoyed it. The short videos e.g. poles and bottles were thorough and challenged some of my ideas.

I listened to the first 2 chapters of the book. I’m really enjoying it. What I like is it’s isn’t just a “how to become an ML” there’s plenty of consideration to “after you become an active ML””

Richard Fish

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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) and  The Mountain Leader - A Practical Manual  (Pesda Press 2023). These are both available from the shop on this website


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. Mike advises and works for Mountain Training, the Association of Mountaineering Instructors, The Mountain Training Association, the Snowdonia Society and Canoe Wales. He has contributed work to the Snowdonia National Park, the National Trust and the Carneddau Project. 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.

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