I attended the Alpine Preparation Weekend at Plas y Brenin this weekend and thought I would write to you to let you know how grateful I was for the opportunity to attend this course.
As a complete novice to alpinist I agreed to a trip to the Alps this summer with my local mountaineering club. As I started to do more research and speak to experienced people I slowly saw doors closing on me due to my lack of skills and experience.
As such this weekend has given me a huge confidence boost and motivation to open up routes that I would have not been able to consider. Without the subsidy I would not have been able to budget for such a course. So I am very grateful, thank you!
The course was very impressive and covered a huge amount in a short space of time. I have already started planning my training and have a few routes in mind to prepare for.
Once again thank you for providing me with this opportunity and opening up the world of alpinism to me.