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Introduction to Skyrunning, Snowdonia

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Llanberis

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Ll55 4EU

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An introduction to skyrunning for trail and fell/mountain runners who are looking to try their hand at more technical terrain.

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Snowdonia is a skyrunner’s heaven - a compact panorama of rugged mountains with rocky ridges a-plenty. In 2019 the inaugural Snowdon Skyline and VK races (from Apex Running) brought ‘skyrunning’ back to North Wales.

This introductory skyrunning course from Girls on Hills is designed for trail or fell/mountain runners who are looking to try their hand at more technical terrain.

A good head for heights is an advantage, as we will look at safety and technique for moving over technical rocky ground.

Day 1 will focus on mountain running skills, technique and mountain safety, along with advice on training and nutrition. Day 2 will extend into more challenging terrain* and incorporate a recce of a race route/sections according to the aspirations of the group. We will provide kit-check, navigation and route-planning so that you can focus on your running!

Girls on Hills has the skills and experience necessary to safely introduce you to this growing discipline of technical mountain running. Our guides are runners and local mountaineering instructors who live and work in Snowdonia. Members of our team have competed in the UK Skyrunning Team 2018, raced the Glencoe Skyline, Ring of Steall and Mamores VK races, as well as Scafell Skyrace and new Pinnacle Ridge Extreme. We also bring experience of other extreme mountain events such as the Snowdon Race, Ben Nevis race/triathlon and Celtman. In 2019 Girls on Hills was the official and exclusive provider of recce events for Skyline Scotland skyraces.

To find out more about skyrunning and what it involves, read our summary article for UK Hillwalking here: https://www.ukhillwalking.com/articles/features/what_is_skyrunning_and_how_do_i_get_into_it-11157

https://www.ukclimbing.com/articles/features/no_climbing_experience_no_race__the_future_of_extreme_skyrunning-12249

Girls on Hills is a 'no-frills' experience - we don't include food or accommodation, allowing you the flexibility to choose your own to suit travel logistics or budget.

Due to the important role that weather plays in deciding what route to take, we won't be able to confirm the exact plans for the weekend until a few days before the course, but we will email you an outline of the routes we are hoping to take, and you can expect to receive this the week before the event. This email will also include information on what to wear and bring with you. We will meet up to check kit and discuss final plans for the day over coffee before we start!

BOOKING

Upon payment you will receive a set of questions in our confirmation email. TO COMPLETE YOUR BOOKING please reply to Girls on Hills with your answers (info@girlsonhills.com). This information will enable us to plan the perfect route for you and incorporate instruction in the areas that will meet your aspirations for the weekend.

Our experienced local guides are Summer Mountain Leader qualified (as a minimum), with outdoor first aid and skyrace mountain safety team experience.

We pride ourselves on being 'approachable and relatable' so please please do get in touch with any concerns or queries you might have now or nearer to the event. We look forward to having some fun and showing you some great skyrunning.

* Please note that this introductory course does NOT cover ‘extreme skyrunning’ terrain above grade 1 scrambling. For bespoke guiding on more difficult scrambling/climbing please contact us directly.

** Please note that this course will not run with < 3 persons . In this instance, all parties will be refunded in full and given advance notice of any cancellation.

📸 Eilir Adventure Photography www.eiliradventurephotography.co.uk

📸 Eilir Adventure Photography www.eiliradventurephotography.co.uk

*Cover image by Eilir Adventure Photography www.eiliradventurephotography.co.uk

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Llanberis

Ll55 4EU

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