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We had a wonderful weekend walking in the mountains, including the day up Snowdon in the pooring rain! The walks were gauged at just the right level of difficulty - a manageable challenge! The food was excellent - dinner and packed lunches catered well for vegetarians - and plenty of wine to ease our soreness. Ian and Mandy make a great team. Will be back! Iain and Nicole July 2008
Iain and Nicole Cox <nicoleatbigambisoso.com>
- Wednesday, July 23, 2008 at 13:43:42 (GMT)

HI! Just wanted to say thanks very much for a great three days in Snowdonia. You run a first-class operation and it was fantastic to finally see the Snowdon Horseshoe (in clear weather to boot - how did you wangle that!?). Max
Max Hepburn
- Tuesday, July 22, 2008 at 13:30:34 (GMT)

A big thankyou for a great scrambling weekend wonderful scenery. fantastic food and a warm welcome
diane owens <diane.owensatnhs.net>
- Monday, July 21, 2008 at 17:12:05 (GMT)

High Trek Navigation training 7th to 10th July. We spent 3 days with High Trek for Navigation training which was both instructive and progressive. The course content was very valuable, and Ian's teaching consistently excellent. It is a delight to come across a family run business that takes such pride in its work. Tal Y Waen farm is set in an unspoilt location and the farmhouse were we stayed had more than we could have imagined. The facilities and home cooked food prepared by Mandy were oustanding. In the end neither of us wanted to leave. We will definitely return back.
Jason Taylor
- Sunday, July 13, 2008 at 12:24:55 (GMT)

Just come back from the Winter Skills Weekend, which turned out to be an excellent weekend, particularly with the good weather. Mandy put on some first class hospitality. All facilities were clean and tidy and the food was excellent with plenty of beverages to numb the pains of the day.
Ian provided excellent, solid tuition for winter skills and I enjoyed the additional activities undertaken and on reflection, personally thank him for pushing me beyond my comfort zone, both in walking fitness and fear of heights.
I thoroughly enjoyed my time and promise to come back and indeed recommend others. I learnt a lot from this weekend, both skill wise and about myself.
See you all again soon.
Highly recommended.

Craig Lewis
- Thursday, February 14, 2008 at 22:30:15 (GMT)

Hi Ian and Mandy! It's been 7 years since I stayed with you and I miss Wales and the UK horribly. I've been meaning to get back but have taken up bicycle racing here in the States and am training hard. Travel to see my brother in San Francisco yearly and haven't been across the pond since 2001! For anyone wondering about High Trek, I can highly recommend them (and Mandy is a great cook)! Very professional and comfortable, while as challenging as you want to make it. Ian is one of the best climbing instructors and expedition members you will ever have. I do check in to read the site once in a while. You made me feel like family when I was there and I will always have fond memories. One day we must house-swap for the summer (remember?). Greetings from Cape Cod! Greg Wright
Greg Wright
- Wednesday, January 16, 2008 at 14:00:19 (GMT)

Thanks to Ian & Mandy for an amazing two days scrambling. Ian managed to work out what I like best in the mountains and to give me the confidence to stretch myself and enjoy it. Brilliant!
Jim Godbolt <jimgodbolt@googlemail.com>
- Friday, October 12, 2007 at 17:36:10 (GMT)

Looking for information and found it at this great site.
Richard
- Monday, August 13, 2007 at 20:04:17 (GMT)

Just a quick but very big thank you for the very warm welcome and excellent guidance during our 3000s weekend. The legs have now (nearly) recovered, and although we failed to reach all 15 peaks, those we managed will remain in our memories for a long time. The highlight of the trip was scrambling on Tryfan- even if the weather made the descent a psychological as well as physical challenge!
Nick and Jackie
Wednesday, May 30, 2007 at 12:00:34 (GMT)

Thanks for another great holiday, everything was up to the very high standards that i remembered. Thanks Mandy for all the great food (even the fruit) and moral boosting, which was very important at times. Very highly recommended hope to be back soon.
andrew horton <andrewhorton06ataol dot com
Wednesday, April 25, 2007 at 18:49:12 (GMT)

Just reminding Ian and Mandy what a great winter weekend i had on the the 26th Jan07. The whole weekend was quite an experience; this included Mandys hospitality and cooking,Ians adventures on the mountains and the good company of fellow weekenders Russell,Haley,Emily,Andrea and Dave. I would recommend as a must a break to High Trek Snowdonia.I look forward to my next trip and the relaxing setting of Tal Y Waen Ray from Bridgend
raymond king <kingray06athotmail.co.uk>
Sunday, February 11, 2007 at 21:45:02 (GMT)

Halloooo;) Just wanted to say thank you very much Ian for the very fun time we all had at the weekend there. I learnt many things that will no doubt come in use whilst doing my daily activities in London town! At least now I can work a compass! Didn't get to say goodbye but probably for the best as I'm sure Susanna and I will return some day. And thank you Mandy for all your great cooking and welcome spirit! All the best, Una
Una <unaoraweathotmail.com>
Monday, February 05, 2007 at 21:06:07 (GMT)

Guys, just wanted to say what a great service you are providing with your website, on a whim on Saturday evening I decided I would climb Snowden on Sunday, I live in Northamptonshire.. Not having done anything for a while and having moved house I set about finding my kit, came together well, I did have a map but wanted to do a new route, I searched Google for "Routes" and stumbled across you guys.. I was still in two minds but after using your interactive map with Pictures decided I would give the Snow Ranger route a go, not embarrassed to say, I would have had doubts about my direction right from the road if it were not for the very handy pictures on your map.. Thank you very much, and what a stunning day everyone had yesterday, like me, most had far too many clothes! Thank you again.. Jason Brice
Jason Brice <jasonatredwood-partnership.co.uk>
Monday, February 05, 2007 at 10:14:45 (GMT)

Just wanted to say a big thank-you for a fantastic holiday. Thank you Ian for manageing to scare me everyday, getting me up to places i never thought i could ever manage and getting me down again, you have the patience of a saint. Thank you Mandy for being a great hostess, the great food, always having a drink ready, brilliant packed lunches and making me feel welcome and at home. I will definetly recommmend and hope to be back very soon, welsh 3000`s maybe.
Andrew Horton <andrewhorton06ataol.com>
- Thursday, January 18, 2007 at 20:07:48 (GMT)

Very interested in your site. Discovered it while researching venues for teambuilding and outdoor adventure clients.Will be in touch. Regards Kenny - Sunday, December 17, 2006 at 21:38:19 (GMT)

Just a quick note to thank you once again for a fantastic long weekend scrambling in Snowdon Oct 13th. Everything about the weekend with you exceeded my expectations, the food and hospitality were superb, the quality of instruction and range of activities fantastic. I stretched my personal abilities more than I would have believed possible, and this was due to Ian's knowledge and teaching which reflect his vast experience and the ability to draw the best from an individual. I couldn't believe I could feel so secure so high up Bilberry Terrace. Thanks once again, I look forward to my next visit in Feb 2007. Please feel free to edit and use this for promotional purposes if you wish.I would recommend a course with you to anyone
Chris Potts
- Thursday, October 19, 2006 at 16:29:08 (GMT)

Arrived home without getting lost!! Just wanted to say again that i enjoyed every minute of the climbing weekend and will be in touch again soon! Thank you for your hospitality, wonderful food and great tuition.
Diana Gardiner
- Thursday, July 20, 2006 at 18:44:26 (GMT)

This site has been really helpful, thanks
Lloyd Jones
- Wednesday, May 03, 2006 at 13:46:25 (GMT)

Hallo you! Great web site. I found exactly the information I was looking for. I will recommend your page to all my friends!
Bill <bill.Dobson02atyahoo.com>
- Friday, March 24, 2006 at 05:59:00 (GMT)

Great site, like spot the peak!!!
Jess
- Wednesday, January 18, 2006 at 12:21:56 (GMT)

These are some truly amazing hikes. You've all but convinced me to try them once I get some time off from work.
William Pawner <pawnerw@gmail.com>
- Tuesday, November 15, 2005 at 09:56:26 (GMT)

Welsh 3000,s Sept 05 A most enjoyable weekend. Lived up to every expectation. Mandy and Ian worked tirelessly for our pure enjoyment.
Martin Sheppard <martin@ty-mawr.freeserve.co.uk>
- Tuesday, September 20, 2005 at 13:55:25 (PDT)

Welsh 3000`ers- September 2005.Challenging weekend compares well to the Scottish munros. Wouldn`t have missed it. Good helpful guiding, good pace. Wonderful cooking and substantial packed lunches supplied from a bright cheery hostess.
Isabel Wilson <isabelwilsatbtinternet.com>
- Tuesday, September 20, 2005 at 05:43:32 (PDT)

We really enjoyed a mountainwalking holiday with High Trek back in 1990. We often speak of it being one of our best holidays ever! It is very good to see that High Trek has retained all of the unique elements that made it a definite success for us 15 years ago. Unfortunately we're not very successful in motivating our children to enjoy mountainwalking but once they go on holiday without us, we definitely plan to book with High Trek again. Kind regards, Gerda & Bart Breeschoten Zaandam, Holland
Bart & Gerda Breeschoten <hightrekfansatbreeschoten.net>
- Wednesday, August 24, 2005 at 01:51:37 (PDT)

Great site, well done. I'm in Liverpool so it's great to see what's happening down there. I've clicked on Snowdon Weather report before, but your site makes me nostalgic for the mountains we can see from our city. If I get any decent winter pics this season I'll forward them to you as well. Excellent
David Dear <ddearatblueyonder.co.uk>
- Friday, August 19, 2005 at 12:36:53 (PDT)

Many (belated) thanks to Ian and Mandy for such a great bank holiday weekend walking the Welsh 3000's. Despite mostly dismal weather (hmmm seen alot of references to similar weather) the days on the mountains were awesome (if not a little physically challenging for someone not quite in peak physical fitness),inspiring (in particular the scrambling up Tryfan - great fun) and painful (my knees going down hill!!!!). With interesting conversation from a great group of all unknowns and fabulous food (choccie mousse and lamb and dumplings all of it yum!) to oil the aching joints at the end of the day, I couldnt recommend this trip more highly! And I have met 2 new walking buddies to boot. Thank you!
Camilla
- Wednesday, May 25, 2005 at 10:03:51 (PDT)

this is a nice site
chelsea
- Monday, May 02, 2005 at 06:04:46 (PDT)

I came for a walking holiday in 1987 and had a very enjoyable week. I came back in 1992 for a long weekend of walking. Ian and Mandy have been a very considerate and good host, one always felt being amongst friends. I look forward to revisiting soon.
Arni Narain <Anarain110ataol.com>
- Tuesday, April 26, 2005 at 15:03:03 (PDT)

I had the most wonderful weekend when I attended the Navigation Course this October. Mandy and Ian are so easy to get on with and have made Tal y Waen a home away from home. If you add together Mandy's gorgeous home cooked food, a couple of glasses of wine and a real fire in a comfy lounge, you couldn't wish for much more. Ian's wealth of experience, easy going nature (and patience of a saint) made the navigation course both interesting and fun. Despite pretty dismal weather ("oh look, its raining again!") the course was most enjoyable and very benificial and the night navigation exercise is a must. A stay at Tal y Waen whether it is a course or a weekend break is well recommended. A big thank you to Mandy and Ian. Hope to see you in 2005.
Michaela Holley
- Wednesday, December 29, 2004 at 13:29:16 (PST)

I wanted to thankyou again for a excellent weekend. Even though the weather tried to dampen our spirits I had a great time. I've learn't a great deal over the weekend and come away feeling much more confident in finding my way around the mountains and getting away from the beaten track. I felt relaxed and right at home in your home, I was overwhelmed by your welcome and hospitality. It was much more than I had expected. I will definately recommend you to my friends.
Karmajit Chana
- Monday, November 01, 2004 at 04:21:43 (PST)

Just to say how much I enjoyed your Web-Site , absolutely beautiful photography. I am on Snowdon 16/10/04 hiking, and this year we have enjoyed Tryfan and Cadir Idris. I lived in Banff in Canada for over a year ( Rockies ) but it is my belief these Welsh Giants are the most stunning scenery to date , they have a mystical quality that always leaves me inspired.
C Adamson Esq
- Thursday, October 07, 2004 at 08:33:49 (PDT)

Stayed at Tal y Waen early September. Really friendly welcome from Ian and Mandy ,the smell of home made soup and grilled salmon filled the house as I enjoyed a cup of tea after my arrival. The weather was great on all three days and the views were amazing. One of the party had never hiked before and the advice and encouragement given helped her enjoy the weekend alongside other more experienced hikers .Thanks to the crazy hikers who made it a great weekend ,and thanks to Ian and Mandy for their hospitality and opening my eyes to the magic of Snowdonia .Wishing you both further success and happiness in your beautiful Welsh home.
John Lawrence Guest <guestyatmanx.net>
- Tuesday, September 07, 2004 at 13:08:35 (PDT)

i went to pen y pas near llanberis and enjoyed it very much
Mike kenno
- Thursday, July 08, 2004 at 09:10:54 (PDT)

I would like to take this opportunity to tell you that I had a wonderful time at Tal Y Waen over the navigation course weekend. Ian is extremely nice and an easy person to be with. He quenched my thirst for learning new skills and techniques. Mandy is an excellent hostess and made sure I was totally comfortable and very much at home. Mandy, the food was excellent, I could'nt ask for anything better. All that combined with the spectacular mountains made those the best days I have had in a long time. I have uploaded some photos from my trip. You will find them at http://www.silveira.co.uk
Lancy
- Monday, July 05, 2004 at 14:40:06 (PDT)

What a lovely, lovely weekend!! The challenge of learning new skills, the intoxicating scenery combined with good fun, good food and good wine - a perfect recipe for a delightful weekend. Thank you Ian and Mandy
Deidre Jones <d.in3dattiscali.co.uk>
- Tuesday, June 29, 2004 at 05:08:55 (PDT)

A Fantastic mountain with Veiws you can only dream of, my first serious walk and it cetainly wont be the last. gives hope that there really are some beautiful places left in this country!
Daz
- Wednesday, April 28, 2004 at 12:12:52 (PDT)

THANK YOU TO IAN & MANDY WHAT A GREAT TIME I HAD WITH YOU AND YOUR GUESTS.I USED MY NAVIGATION SKILLS ON THE BRECONS,THEY WERE SOUND,THANK YOU.I WOULD SAY TO ANYONE THINKING OF GOING TO HIGH TREK,JUST GO THEY ARE GREAT.
BARRY <mountain.freedomatvirgin.net>
- Sunday, April 18, 2004 at 14:32:24 (PDT)

The warm welcome and hospitality you showed me was second to none - combine that with Ian's excellent teaching skills and the beautiful mountains, it was one of the most enjoyable (and educational) walking trips I've ever had!
Steve (a VERY proud owner of a Silver Navigation Skills certificate!) <stevedeaathotmail.com>
- Wednesday, April 14, 2004 at 12:35:41 (PDT)

Thanks for a great couple of days, first ice climb and first multi-pitch climb....FANTASTIC!!!!
Shelley & Matt <slmoores at liverpool.ac.uk>
- Wednesday, February 11, 2004 at 11:04:40 (PST)

I have just completed an absolutely fantastic winter walking course. There was not too much snow and ice - but we made good use of what was there. Many thanks to Mandy and Ian for making me feel so at home and teaching me so much. My confidence has grown and I can see myself being out on the hills at any oportunity this year. Thankyou both so much:-)
Lauren Pots <laurenpots at yahoo.co.uk>
- Monday, February 09, 2004 at 05:33:40 (PST)

we did a scrambling is fun weekend earlier this year and the whole thing was absolutely fantastic, oping to come back to do lead scrambling in 2004. could not recommend it highly enough.
glen taylor <turl at blueyonder.co.uk>
- Thursday, November 13, 2003 at 07:17:18 (PST)

Belated thanks for a wonderful weekend two weeks ago. The 3000s course was a fantastic experience. We did some amazing walking and scrambling which we would never have had the chance to do by ourselves, and you put us at our ease and made us feel completely safe throughout. Thanks for all the lovely meals and hospitality at Tal Y Waen too -- we'll never forget coming back to the roaring fire and hot buns after that first snowy expedition!
Jane and Wayne
- Friday, November 07, 2003 at 11:21:23 (PST)

Just wanted to write and say thanks for a fabulous week-end. Although at times I may have been a little nervous of my position on the side of a mountain I did thoroughly enjoy myself and feel that I have gained a great deal of confidence. I know I shall be back and I think Elved will be in touch to book a winter walking week-end very soon.
Anthony
- Wednesday, November 05, 2003 at 12:20:21 (PST)

Thanks for a really great weekend. My navigation skills improved, although they still have a way to go! I loved being in the Welsh mountains, enjoyed the wonderful food and felt thoroughly welcome.
Stuart Emerson
- Tuesday, October 21, 2003 at 09:11:01 (PST)

I have just stumbled across your site and am already excited. It appears to be exactly what I'm looking for - can't wait to receive my brochure!
Michelle
- Friday, August 01, 2003 at 22:25:11 (PDT)

I came on a scrambling course a few weeks ago and i'd just like to thankyou for a brilliant weekend, everything was spot on.(sound as a pound)i have, and will recomend you to anyone whose got an interest in the welsh mountains. thanks again and i look forward to seeing you for a winter mountain course soon. all the best. Boz
boz <bigbadboz25athotmail.com>
- Saturday, July 19, 2003 at 11:50:23 (PDT)

Thanks for a great weekend of hospitality and trekking. I can certainly say you made us all feel most welcome and at home. Special thanks to Ian for getting me across Crib Goch!
Chris Highfield
- Thursday, July 17, 2003 at 01:19:08 (PDT)

A brief note to thank you for another splendid long weekend. Not only was the walking leadership sensitive, the food and hospitality excellent, but somehow you managed to put 3 non-snorers together and separate from 'the trooper'! We had a good journey home via a Shropshire scenic route to avoid Birmingham. When we reached the motorways they were surprisingly quiet. Thank you very much for the CD. Following immediately behind Ian across Crib Goch was a good position to feature prominently in the photos! I look forward to the next time - navigation or scrambling again? Hawaythelads.
John Coutts
- Thursday, May 29, 2003 at 02:17:20 (PDT)

I just wanted to mail you a quick note to say thank-you so much for the fantastic week-end I have just spent with you. With the exception of the weather ( & even that was enjoyable in a perverse way!), nothing could have been better.
I came to Hi Trek feeling quite mentally exhausted ( that joy of trying to juggle career, motherhood, life in general, & realising that I couldn't keep all the balls in the air for much longer!!) & left battered, bruised, aching, with a completely clear mind ( funny how dangling off a rock focuses the mind solely on self preservation & attempting to defy gravity!), relaxed & very happy. I cannot tell you how much good the break has done me.
Thank-you for making me so completely welcome & at ease in your home ( those cups of tea in bed, hot baths & evenings by the fire were a complete & utter luxury ) & for all the expert help & support Ian gave when we were out in the mountains. I'm clearly not a natural climber ( I know that will come as a great surprise to you Ian!), but the sense of satisfaction I got from getting up those pitches was immense, & I also enjoyed the walking, scrambling & the beautiful scenery ( we won't dwell on the abseiling as my talents there are even better hidden...but hey, I got down! It was a learning experience!!!)
I hope that you both gain great enjoyment from running Hi Trek - you are a brilliant team, & you deserve every success & happiness in your work, & in your aims to promote & preserve this beautiful area of our countryside.
Many, many thanks once again, & I hope that I may be able to return in the future.

Leslie-Anne
- Wednesday, May 21, 2003 at 06:54:06 (PDT)

I'm local, VERY LOCAL, so I do not need the services of High Trek Snowdonia. But the word on the hills is that they are good, very good. This is the ideal time to visit Eryri (Snowdonia). The weather has been grand all spring and the going underfoot is excellent. Get yourself booked in. See you on the high tops.
Mab y Mynydd.
- Monday, April 21, 2003 at 08:28:15 (PDT)

Thank you for your extraordinary hospitality and generous culinary delights as well as the challenging experiences on the mountain. I learnt a lot of important things about the limitations of my gear - and myself and about unlocking some of the secrets of snow tools and techniques.
Kevin Conroy
- Thursday, March 06, 2003 at 15:24:58 (PST)

Just to say thanks for a wonderful three days. I came home buzzing and keen to get back out onto the hill ASAP. Pity about having to go back to work today. Great pictures, some of which are about to be incorporated into my screensaver!
Helen Wehner
- Wednesday, February 19, 2003 at 00:37:17 (PST)

Thanks for a great break. Excellent accommodation & food, and very professional instruction and guidance on the slopes............plus navigation via a few other watering holes! Here we come Mont Blanc!!
Paul
- Wednesday, February 12, 2003 at 12:59:26 (PST)

Excellent site. As you say Welsh weather in winter can be very variable. Today (12.02.2003) the valleys and lowlands were covered in dense freezing fog, but beyond the Marchlyn gate it was almost a summer's day with the sun shining and with excellent visibility above the ocean of fog towards the Carneddau. I am no spring chichen, but I made it from Rhydfadog to the summit of Moel Perfedd and back (via Fronllwyd and Carnedd y Filiast [The hard way up the rock-fall and cliff] in three hours. A really excellent day. I would recommend it to any of your guests. If I can do at 62, any one can. Get off your arses and get walking.
Mab y Mynydd.
- Wednesday, February 12, 2003 at 10:39:06 (PST)

Many thanks for the snow report,not too mention the superb photo's on your site.Often check in for a nose!In fact,you've been book marked for a couple of years!Much appreciated.
Jamie Chambers <Jamiechambers2ataol.com>
- Tuesday, February 04, 2003 at 08:09:04 (PST)

Hey I really like your site. I have found some of the information here helpfull. Thanks :) Joe D. .
Joe <j_dirtathotmail.com>
- Tuesday, January 21, 2003 at 18:44:11 (PST)

i am an experienced scrambler & find your website very informative & professionally formated, with not too much emphasis on the commercial side
Stan Davies <mailatdavies888.fsnet.co.uk>
- Monday, January 20, 2003 at 14:00:19 (PST)

High Trek Heaven

Sink into a chair in front of the fire
Forget the patients, the public, the ire
Immerse yourself in an interesting book
(And wait for the meal that you don’t have to cook)

No need to hurry, no children to feed
No washing up, just relax and read
Look forward to climbing with anticipation
(It’s going to be days til you’re back at the station)

Pack up the rucksack and pull on the gear
Building excitement (a small tinge of fear)
Load up the van and set off in the rain
Happy to be in the mountains again

Trudging in mud with warm muscles aching
Soaked to the skin (but inside you’re baking)
Sleet in your face and wind in your hair
Puffing out steam clouds from lungs of cold air

Strapping on crampons and harness and hat
Slamming the ice pick ahead with a crack
Cold fingers numbing but holding on tight
(Can’t wait for that hot bath tonight...)

The belays all held and I put in a screw
(The tip of my nose is an odd shade of blue)
Sledged on a rock which was loose in the scree
But walked down the ice with spiderman glee

Making for home with dithering limbs
Wind picking up as the daylight dims
A hot pot of tea is next on the list
With crumpets, cake, teacakes, (or beer to get..tipsy)

Sated with dinner, wine, pudding in mounds
(And no need to worry about putting on pounds)
Crawl into bed and out like a light
Another great day at High Trek. Goodnight.

Janet Menage <janet.menageatlineone.net>
- Monday, January 20, 2003 at 12:38:01 (PST)

an inspirational site,makes me want to walk even more
karen greaves <greavesatmoorleys.fsnet.co.uk>
- Tuesday, December 03, 2002 at 09:17:43 (PST)

It has been a fantastic year and we have traveled far and wide. From the Alpuhara region in Spain, the'Inn Pin' on Skye, the Welsh 3000's with you in the Summer, the Peak District twice, and, both the new Forest and the Forest of Dean over the past two months. We have tried everything from rock climbing, kayaking, horse riding and mountain biking. In all our adventures this year my favourite trip has been the weekend at your place. It was both breathtaking and uplifting and I loved every minute of it. Keep on trekking!
Will Orlick
- Tuesday, October 15, 2002 at 07:08:51 (PDT)

Thanks for a superb weekend - David and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Ian's company and the sheer thrill of getting to the top of hills by scrambling will live long in the memory.
Howard Marshall
- Monday, October 07, 2002 at 14:31:23 (PDT)

Did "The trek" with you way back in 1991. Fell over on the last day and had to take a low level walk home. A very memorable week, partly 'cos I was completely knackered. Also the only bloke on the trek. I've never been back, though I keep meaning to, but time and money are two things I'm short of. A big hello to Jane,Jenny,and Ruth (if they ever read this).
Bob <bobhub54athotmail.com>
- Friday, September 27, 2002 at 18:38:28 (PDT)

Thanks for a brilliant couple of days for Andy & I - our first time scrambling. Ian brought what seemed impossible within reach, almost easy. It's only my pains on pains a day later that confirms that his quiet expertise had us reaching into places not challenged (!) for a long time. And a bit of sunburn too!
Kevin & Aindriu
- Friday, August 02, 2002 at 13:27:14 (PDT)

Greetings to you and your guests. Love what you’ve done with your site. As an educator I can say you have great communication skills
Catherine
- Tuesday, July 16, 2002 at 00:28:58 (PDT)

Searched for weekend and walking
Brian Duffy
- Friday, June 28, 2002 at 12:29:51 (PDT)

you need to send me more customised mails about ur offer
ahmed ibrahim <ahmedlemba@yahoo.co.uk>
- Thursday, June 20, 2002 at 02:50:06 (PDT)

could you show detailed maps of the mountains and its trails
micheal thomas <WAYNE@turner2512.freeserve.co.uk>
- Tuesday, May 28, 2002 at 07:52:47 (PDT)

Just got back from spending time with Ian and Mandy. I brilliant weekend, especially the Guinness!!
Chad Frary <c_frary@hotmail.com>
- Tuesday, April 23, 2002 at 11:57:39 (PDT)

Well, what can I say! Chad and I had an absolute blast and loved every minute. Even though we had never met either of you before this weekend within 10 minutes of arriving it felt as if we had come back to visit old friends. We both learnt a huge amount and feel ready to start 'sending' some of the routes around our area. Thanks again to you both, we'll definitely be back!
Mike Aston <spangle@smart-thing.co.uk>
- Monday, April 22, 2002 at 04:47:11 (PDT)

Seriously looking forward to this coming weekend, meeting you both, and of course climbing some stuff! Read some great things about you guys which is all adding to the anticipation. See you both Saturday.
Mike Aston <spangle@smart-thing.co.uk>
- Thursday, April 18, 2002 at 07:11:47 (PDT)

just curious
james holmes <j.holmes11@ntlworld.com>
- Friday, March 22, 2002 at 08:59:24 (PST)

Hello! I read some of your page and found your guest book. I figured I would sign it.. .
Jan
- Wednesday, March 20, 2002 at 00:40:11 (PST)

Hello Keep up the good work :)
con <con@start.com.au>
- Tuesday, February 26, 2002 at 22:09:39 (PST)

It was a great pleasure to finally get to meet you both. I really enjoyed myself over the weekend- good food, good company, good hosts etc. and found the ambience most rewarding. I shall certainly endeavour to get back to you again be it rock climbing winter skills or whatever- Ians instruction skills were exemplary and his whole demeanour is to be applauded. Wishing you both well in the coming year and future success
Jim Day <yadimj@hotmail.com>
- Wednesday, February 20, 2002 at 13:45:08 (PST)

Thank you for a lovely holiday and a real home away from home experience We are seriously thinking of coming back in the summer for some scrambling tuition
John and Hulya
- Thursday, January 31, 2002 at 00:50:15 (PST)

Hi folks - a happy new year to you all. I am looking forward to seeing you again soon - please hang on to some snow and ice for me OK!!! Best Wishes jon
jon allbutt <jon.allbutt@btinternet.com>
- Wednesday, January 02, 2002 at 09:44:52 (PST)

Nice site...
<npswoqo@stopdropandroll.com>
USA - Wednesday, August 15, 2001 at 17:59:08 (PDT)

hi
Ian McNeill <ian@suckalemon.org>
- Saturday, July 14, 2001 at 02:20:01 (PDT)

Uralskiy Prospekt
Danil Horoshilov <d-horosh@yandex.ru>
622049 Nizhny Tagil, Sverdlovskay Russia - Monday, April 09, 2001 at 20:43:59 (PDT)

I am interested in hill walking
vhoman <vannahoman@btinternet.com>
- Saturday, April 07, 2001 at 05:46:03 (PDT)

Ian and Mandy, thank you very much for a fantastic weekend. I can only repeatwhat the other lads on the course have already posted. Fantastic food and excellent instruction made this a weekend to remember. Mandy thank you for looking after Linda, despite not being to get out for 2 days she still hade a great time. Anywhere else the trip would have been ruined. Thanks again Andy & Linda
Andy Wall <andy.wall1@virgin.net>
- Sunday, March 04, 2001 at 06:45:16 (PST)

I just wanted to say a big thank you for the great weekend we had. We talked non stop about the climbs all the way home (well Mark did anyway!!). Ian - thank you for your expert tuition and guidance, we really felt we achieved way more than we ever expected, and I personally will remember this weekend for the rest of my life!! I don't think my wife will thank you as we are planning a return trip already. Mandy - I don't know how you did it but I must say a big thank you for all the hard work you put in to keeping our energy levels up. Not only was the food just what was needed but you cooking is fantastic!! Mark and I could not beleive we didn't put on any weight over the weekend (although I think fear burns calories), but I think you had the hardest weekend out of all of us.
Antony
- Wednesday, February 28, 2001 at 04:05:33 (PST)

I just wanted to say thankyou for an amazing weekend. I know that we spent the entire 6-hour drive back talking relentlessly about our heroic exploits, and Monday was all the more difficult for not having a cup of tea brought to me, and a fry up served downstairs. We wanted to really push ourselves over the weekend, but thought (before the course) that we were more than likely going to spend three days trudging around in the rain. In actual fact, Ian knew exactly how far to push us, in terms of our physical and mental capabilities - all adding to the enjoyment. And the weather was perfect. Of course there were times when it got a little too much (well, for someone with Short legs anyway), and Mandy's Peanut Butter and Jam sandwiches really helped revive enough to continue up the mountain. I cannot recommend the weekend highly enough to anyone that would want to go
Mark
- Wednesday, February 28, 2001 at 04:03:01 (PST)

I am interested in hearing from others who have been on a high trek Snowdonia trek, especially if they were only moderately experienced walkers. Thank you.
Nancy Ludmerer <ludmerer@dpw.com>
- Monday, February 26, 2001 at 14:55:35 (PST)

The new website looks great! I will return to climb with you ASAP. Just finished a weekend of ice climbing in New Hampshire (U.S.). Made a summit attempt of Mt. Washington but had to turn around 500 feet from the summit due to 75 mph winds and whiteout conditions (horizontal snowfall). I'd love to see Wales in summer. Tell Mandy I haven't found Arthur yet but it's fun looking. Best to you all. Tell Ian I met Conrad Anker and David Breashears in Boston at the new IMAX film about Sir Ernest Shackleton. Great flick! Hope to climb Denali next year or year after...we'll see. You guys are the best!
Greg Wright <drwright@capecod.net>
- Tuesday, February 20, 2001 at 17:38:53 (PST)

good pics ,brings back memories of our own hiking visits 2 snowdonia.
gavin brown <dill.dog@virgin.net>
- Monday, January 08, 2001 at 17:09:00 (PST)

Great site, would be better if snow conditions were updated more. Keep it up!!!Thanks
James <tingleyjames@hotmail.com>
- Tuesday, December 12, 2000 at 11:06:44 (PST)

So wonderful to see you guys are still going. Spent Christmas with you many, many years ago, it is still one of the most enjoyable I have ever spent. (Was Kathleen Monk in thise days) Walked lots since you got me started, Cevennes, and the Inca Trail to namedrop a few. Now, since August, like you did escaped the ratrace and living a rural idyll in Portugal in the foothills of the Monchique mountains. Thanks for the memories.
Kathleen Kuys <kathleen.kuys@clix.pt>
- Tuesday, October 24, 2000 at 17:06:16 (PDT)

 

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good site
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good site
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Name:
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Very informative, friendly and easy to use. It has provided me with a lot of valuable information that I needed to choose my walking holiday!
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Name:
Patrick Joyce
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Tue May 23 13:38:15 2000

Name:
Barbara Woodyatt
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Useful site with lots of information.
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from advertisement in Country Walking Magazine (April 2000 edition)
Date created:
Fri Mar 24 08:57:55 2000

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From Mike & JHelen
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Thu Feb 24 11:00:56 2000

Name:
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Route:
Luck.
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Sat Feb 12 23:09:08 2000

Name:
Hank Griffith
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Planning to take 16 Boy Scouts and leaders backpacking in Snowdonia.
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search under Snowdonia
Date created:
Mon Jan 17 17:43:10 2000

Name:
Hank Griffith
E-mail:
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interested in organizing a boy scout trek in Snowdonia for approximately 14 scouts and adult leaders.
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search under snowdonia
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Sat Jan 1 19:12:15 2000

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Sat Dec 11 16:31:15 2016

Name:
Andrew Roberts
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Im pleased to see the snow conditions report this is an excellent addition 2 ur site.. and it has been very well organised and updated or the last season!!
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Excellent
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Sun Dec 5 16:28:39 2016

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WHAT IS THERE TO DO IN THE NATIONAL PARK
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Date created:
Sun Oct 31 14:45:41 2016

Name:
Kay Robinson
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more photos would be good, and hikes for people over sixty would also be good
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browsing for hiking news
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Sun Sep 26 02:51:50 2016

Name:
jake
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interesting site. i'll be back!
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virgin
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Wed Jun 23 09:49:10 2016

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Paul Carr
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liked the site keep up the good work
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visited wales
Date created:
Tue Apr 6 21:58:09 2016

Name:
Andrew Roberts
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snowdon@globalnet.co.uk
Submission-comments:
I THINK YOUR SITE IS EXCELLENT, BUT A GOOD IDEA FOR YOUR SITE COULD BE TO HAVE WEATHER AND SNOW CONDITION REPORTS ON IT FOR SNOWDONIA.
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William Lee
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High Trek has organised the best holiday I have had for the past years. The friendly atmosphere would make your holiday unforgettable
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Fri Feb 12 10:51:13 2016

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