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About Us  

Eryri is the Welsh name for Snowdonia. The origin is thought to be from the Latin 'Oriri' which means to rise. 


Eryri Mountain Skills :

Eryri Mountain Skills is based in the Conwy Valley on the Eastern edge of the Snowdonia National Park. Having lived in the area all our lives we know it like the back of our hand. We can ensure you get the most out of your trip or course and can take you to special parts of the park which are less frequented.



Simon Lancaster-Jones – Simon is the lead instructor at Eryri Mountain Skills and is a fluent Welsh speaker.

He has been an activity instructor since 2007 and holds the following qualifications

  • Mountaineering and Climbing Instructor

  • International Mountain Leader

  • Winter Mountain Leader

  • Winter Mountaineering and Climbing Instructor Trained

  • BCU Level 2 Coach

  • BCU Four Star Sea Kayak Leader

  • Beach Lifeguard

  • IRATA rope access technician

  • Rope Rescue Technician (Rescue 3) 

  • WRT-Pro (Rescue 3) 

Simon is a keen climber , skier, snowboarder and surfer and is also a member of Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Team.

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