About

Snowdonia Walking and Climbing is run by me, Richard 'Rusty' Bale, a fully qualified Mountaineering Instructor (WMCI), qualified to instruct all aspects of mountaineering and a full member of the Association of Mountaineering Instructors (AMI).

I started mountaineering in Scotland with the RAF Mountain Rescue Service over 20 years ago and since then I have walked and climbed throughout the UK and abroad. I have been a RAF Mountain Rescue Team Leader and was the Service's Chief Instructor for 5 years. My mountaineering has taken me all over the World including the Alps, Norway, Canada as well as the greater ranges of the Himalaya and Andes. In 2001 I was selected as a member of the RAF Mountain Rescue Service Everest North Ridge expedition and successfully reached the summit on the 22 May.
 

Closer to home I love climbing around North Wales and the rest of the UK and have also compleated the 'Munros'...all the Scottish mountains above 3000 feet.

 

I am a provider of Mountain Training  Mountain Leader Award, Hill and Mountain Skills and Lowland Leader Award schemes.

 

I provide guided days out in the mountains as well as courses in rock climbing, scrambling, mountain skills, navigation.  The courses I run can be tailor made to suit your individual needs.

North Face of Everest
Everest North Ridge, Rusty Bale
Rusty Bale on the summit of Everest, 22 May 2001

Snowdonia Walking and Climbing

Bethesda

07775 623323