MTA update

What a weekend! - MTA Autumn CPD Conference

18-19th November 2017


Expert instructors, super keen members, kind weather and amazing Plas y Brenin food and accommodation proved to be the perfect recipe for a very successful MTA CPD autumn conference last weekend.

We had a fantastic range of full day workshops run by experts in their fields, all designed to support members through their training, consolidation, get them ready for assessment and/or refresh their skills when they're out and about using their awards. Members were given opportunities to master their contour navigation, get to grips with GPS, top-up their geology knowledge, take their skills to the next level with a personal scrambling workshop and learn how to promote their businesses through social media and web design, plus much much more! A big thanks to all of our workshop providers for delivering some fantastic CPD!

Nicola from Mountain Training updated members on the Climbing Awards Review and Toby Davies from Sherpa Adventure Gear UK was around all weekend sharing his knowledge about technical kit and showing off next season's clothing lines.

And it didn't end there! To top off the weekend, Guest speaker and Sherpa Ambassador, Shirin Shabestari did a great job presenting an inspiring evening talk and opened eyes and minds to the opportunities for expeditioning in Iran. Find out more about Shirin and her work here.
Sherpa Adventure Gear


A huge thanks to all involved and all that attended. We're looking forward to bringing more members together at similar events next year!

Here’s a little picture montage illustrating just a few of the things that went on over the course of the weekend - Hover over images for workshop details and photo credits.


Geology - c.Allan Aubeelack Reflecting on the day c. Jo Peters FUNdamentals c. Jo Peters Scrambling c. Si Verspeak
Slick ropework c. John Warburton Disability Awareness c. Jo Peters Sherpa SPA update c. Jo Wulf
Marketing c. Jo Peters Contour Masterclass c. Belinda Fear Scrambling in Ogwen c. Peter Coville Mountain Environment c. Sue Manns
Guest speaker Shirin Shabestari c. John Warburton Climbing confidence c. John Warburton Getting to grips with GPS c. Belinda Fear Chatting about contours over a cuppa and cake c.
Scrambling c. Jo Wulf Scrambling c. Peter Coville SPA refresher c. Jo Wulf Geology c. Allan Aubeelack