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MAC (Mountain Activity Course)

This is a weekend course designed to introduce cadets to the skills and equipment required for safe walking in a mountain environment in summer, and to the principles and practice of top-roped rock climbing and abseiling. The course assembles on Friday evening and travels to a campsite - normally in North Wales - by minibus, arriving at around midnight. Saturday is spent mountain walking in wild country. Routes vary depending on weather and the experience of course members, but typical areas are Snowdon, Tryfan, Cadair Idris and the Rhinogs. Sunday morning is spent rock climbing and abseiling before travelling home 

At Easter we run a longer course, starting on Thursday night and finishing on Monday afternoon. One of the additional two days is spent Mountain Biking at Coed y Brenin, and there's an extra day for mountain walking. This can be a strenuous course so we normally select cadets who are older, or who have previously attended one or more mountain activity courses


      Web site by: Flt Lt Geoff Bowles RAFVR(T), ML(S), SPA                                                            This page last updated on 19 March 2004