Perse climbers learn the ropes in Snowdonia

A gripping time was had by Perse Development Climbing Club during their adventure in north Wales.

The students spent three days in Snowdonia National Park practising their climbing and caving techniques, while camping and catering for themselves in the mountainous environment.

They headed to a secluded crag and had a go at single pitch climbing and abseiling with excellent weather and dry rock providing perfect conditions for pupils to push themselves.

Pupils also sampled underground caving, rafting and ziplining with Go Below at Conwy.

During the trip, they also visited the Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Organisation, home of the second busiest mountain rescue team in the UK, to learn about the inherent risks within mountain pursuits, as well as getting hands-on with stretchers and rescue equipment.

The group also did single pitch climbing, with a greater focus on rigging and higher-grade climbs.

Perse Head of Outdoor Pursuits Ben Parker said: “After an action-packed weekend, the group headed back to Cambridge having put into practice a wide range of rock-climbing techniques, which they did with great enthusiasm and commitment.


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