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Getting the best out of the Milestone Buttress

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A workshop in how to use the Milestone Buttress effectively for teaching climbing

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Ah! the Milestone Buttress, an old favourite of the mountaineering instructor. But it can still go wrong. Are you taking the right people here? At the right time? Are you doing enough climbing? Are you aware of the varied ways of descending? Do you know what to do if the classic routes are full?

All too often climbing instructors don’t get the best out of this venue, on this workshop we’ll climb around four different routes, and we’ll look at four different descents. This is not a workshop about stance management or other technical issues, it's presumed you're already on top of these areas (though do expect a little coaching if it's thought necessary!)

We’ll meet at 8.00 am and carry on as long as we can, aiming to get three or four different descents completed. We’ll cover how fast you need to climb, alternatives descents, what to do if the classic routes are full, some history and a bit of enviro.

This workshop is led by Mike Raine author of Nature of Snowdonia. Mike has been jogging up the routes on the Milestone Buttress since the 1980’s and has fond memories of doing the top out chimneys in big boots on wet days (not!), don’t worry we’ve moved on since then! Mike has spent the last 16 years at Plas y Brenin and has worked on, as staff or Director, well over 100 (about 140 I think!) MIA (MCI) courses. He’ll point you in the right direction.

At the end of the day you should be familiar with the alternative descents and how to manage them. You will have done at least three or four routes (weather permitting!). You’ll know what it is that your clients need to know. You’ll be much more confident about tackling the slabs with the right team, in the right way and getting the most out of a climbing day on the Milestone Buttress (I’ll even show you where the Milestone is!)

This workshop is ideal for any AMI member close to assessment, or a little rusty after assessment or not from the area so are unfamiliar with the intricacies of one of Britain’s great beginner climbing venues.

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