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    Purveyors of the very finest climbing equipment for 50 years.

    Joe Brown is considered the foremost rock climber and mountaineer of his generation, and perhaps the greatest all round mountaineer ever. You can read a biography of his climbing career if you click here.

    In 1966 Joe opened the Llanberis climbing shop with his wife Val. The Capel Curig shop opened a couple of years later and over the years the shops have earned the reputation of being among the best specialist climbing equipment and outdoor gear shops in the UK.

    As an independent mountaineering, climbing equipment and outdoor business we focus on providing honest and personal advice, as well as great ranges of mountaineering, rock climbing, ice climbing, walking, hiking, expedition and alpine climbing equipment.

    So if you find yourselves visiting Snowdonia, which we hope you will, please pop in and see us at one of our locations in Llanberis or Capel Curig. You will be sure to find an Alladin's cave of technical gear and equipment from all the major quality specialist outdoor brands. Or if at home or work then enjoy browsing or shopping on our web site.

    Most of all though enjoy your time outdoors whatever your pastime, have fun and be safe!

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  • 22/06/2017 11:42:54

    Words by tcshjbAdmin

    Reach Out For Nepal Day at the Moel Siabod Café


    Saturday 24th June

    To celebrate moving onto the Capel Curig High Street we will be supporting the Moel Siabod Café with their amazing fund raiser this coming Saturday.

    Last year they raised over an incredible £11,000 which through Doug Scott’s charity, Community Action Nepal, has helped to rebuild schools that were flattened in the terrible earthquake of April 2015.

    This year they hope to raise even more so that a new science lab can be built and are offering a fantastic range of activities for you and your family to get involved with, whatever sport you enjoy…..

    If you like running:

    23rd June

    9:45pm – Paul will set off on his now obligatory charity run. Despite saying in June 2015 ‘Don’t ever let me do that again’ he will be returning to the slopes of Moel Siabod to try & ascend (& descend) the height of Mt Everest within 24 hours. This will require 13 ascents which will equate to 29,500′ (a little more than Everest). To take part e-mail paul.hodges@hotmail.co.uk

    9:45pm – we hope to have an Eryri Harriers relay team on the slopes of Moel Siabod with mutual shouts of support between them & Paul. Their goal will be to try & ascend (& descend) the height of Rumdoodle within 24 hours (Rumdoodle is an iconic but fictitious mountain standing at 40,000.5′. This will require 18 ascents at an average ascent time of 1 Hour 20 Minutes. But don’t worry if you want to take part but are not an Eryri member you could join their team or run at a more sedate pace with Paul for an ascent or two. To take part e-mail paul.hodges@hotmail.co.uk

    Both runs are looking for donations or a small contribution at least to join the Eryri team.

    24th June

    If you like walking:

    There are 3 Sponsored Walking Challenges to enjoy:
    – The Siabod Challenge led by Matthew, a member of the Austrian Alpine Club. This is a big mountain day with some 8,800′ of ascent over 23 miles. To join Matthew e-mail matthewnobles@icloud.com
    – The Siabod Half Round led by Nick Livesey, slightly tamer but still a significant mountain day with 5,400′ of ascent over 15 miles. To join Nick e-mail fiona.duckers@btinternet.com
    – Llyn Geirionydd & Llyn Crafnant led by Fraser Mackay, a scenic & lower level walk but with a testing 2,100′ of ascent over 10 miles. To join Fraser e-mail fiona.duckers@btinternet.com

    If you like cycling:

    Moel Siabod Sportif Charity Bike Ride – Ian Draisey is planning a 100 mile bike ride starting & finishing at the Cafe a great way to explore the mountain roads through Snowdonia. You are welcome to join him & seek sponsorship. Interested? e-mail ian@iandraisey.co.uk

    If you like Mountain Biking:

    Tim Harrop will be leading 2 sessions of two hours or so. The morning one in the Llyn Elsi area & suitable for everyone including Beginners, the afternoon one around Llyn Geirionydd & Llyn Crafnant for those with more experience. Suggested minimum donation minimum per route of £10 to take part (or seek your own sponsorship) as Tim leads you around some of Snowdonia’s wonderful landscapes. Interested? e-mail tnharrop@hotmail.com

    If you like Wild Swimming:

    Charlotte Evans will introduce you to ‘An adventure into the wilds of Snowdonia come & explore a secret mountain infinity pool for an exhilarating dip to remember forever’, Suggested minimum donation of £10 to take part, or raise more by seeking sponsorship. To join Charlotte e-mail charlottevirginiaevans@yahoo.co.uk

    Meanwhile there will be LOADS going on at the Café. Simply turn up on the day for the following attractions:

    Games Mike Lees will be running a series of games throughout the day including ‘roll a pound’ & ‘team challenges’, sure to be a lot of fun.

    Yoga We are delighted that Sara Jackson has again volunteered to lead Yoga for the Outdoors, simply donate to take part.

    Craft Stalls Twiggy Price & friends, including Trifoil, will have craft stalls and of course Twiggy & Peter continue to source books which are available throughout the year in our entrance foyer, simply choose the ones you want & donate in the box.

    Food Gaby will cook her Dal Bhat, everytime you buy some all proceeds will go to the fund.

    Melamchi School Presentation – At 7:00 pm on the day itself John Rowell will give a brief presentation outlining both progress on the School as well as our fund raising efforts.

    Charity Auction – To follow on immediately from John’s presentation Mike Lees will host our Charity Auction with 10 excellent items up for grabs, these already include a superb photographic print signed by the likes of Doug Scott, Chris Bonington and Reinhold Messner, a framed signed print of Joe Brown and a limited edition Joe Brown Shops 50th Anniversary Ice Axe.

    Charity Quiz – At 08:00 pm Mike will follow up the Auction with one of his excellent Quiz’s. Always popular with adults and children alike, expect knowledge of Nepal, The Labour Party and Dc. Who to be of assistance. Entry fee simply a donation of £10 per team or more if you can.

    For more information please click through to https://www.moelsiabodcafe.co.uk/nepal-charity-information/

    It is going to be a fantastic day!