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Over a week has passed since we welcomed Doug Scott OBE back to the cafe to give this year’s presentation ‘A Crawl Down the Ogre’ & what a night it was. My apologies for not writing earlier but there were a few loose ends to tie up in order to make my reflection on the night more complete. The night itself was a tremendous success, the feedback we’ve received has been unanimous praise for the enthralling tale delivered in Doug’s unassuming humorous style, the great work of Doug’s charity CAN & for the sitting room fireside atmosphere which our venue
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Today we formally launch our campaign for a Defibrillator to be located outside our Cafe. This campaign has the support of both the Welsh Ambulance Service & the Achub Calon Y Dyffren who approached us with this idea a few weeks ago. Automated External Defibrillator (AED) are essential to help save lives, there is a wide ranging campaign to help install these in Schools & in places to help local communities & vistors alike. Our campaign is to riase £1,500 to purchase & install a ZOLL AED, this is the same brand used by The Welsh Ambulance Service itself thereby
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I’ll talk about Doug Scott’s presentation separately, an amazing night, very well supported & raised a great deal for CAN, icing on the cake next year is being discussed………… With the first dusting of snow on the tops last weekend, a couple of frosts & another ‘coldish’ snap arriving yesterday morning it is almost feeling like winter, or at least more seasonal late autumnal weather, has arrived in Snowdonia. We must keep our fingers crossed for the months ahead & our hopes for a decent winter season which is becoming long overdue after recent years. It felt good to get
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As we move towards the excitement of hosting Doug Scott OBE again this Saturday for his presentation ‘A Crawl Down the Ogre’ a further reconciliation was needed to finalise the amount raised for Reach Out for Nepal this year. I am delighted to announce that the figure has surged to £10,723.69 beating our target of £10,500, together with the two previous years the total now raised stands at an incredible £25,676.78 more than a thousand pounds more than the budgeted costs for the fitting out of the Main School Building, it’s Science Lab & the Schools associated Hostels for it’s
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Just a quick reminder that voting for The Great Outdoors Magazine annual awards closes in just one week’s time on 15th November. Snowdonia is well represented again this year, would you like to vote for us? it only takes a few minutes simply go to the TGO Magazine web-site & click on the awards to see all the categories. My votes also went to Joe Brown in the Independant Retailer category, Cotswold Outdoor in the Retail chain & of course our two most local Mountain Rescue Organisations, Ogwen Valley & Llanberis for their continued stirling work to aid people in
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A final reminder that due to our hosting Doug Scott OBE presentation this coming Saturday we will be closing earlier than normal. For customers who haven’t reserved tickets for the presentation we will be closing at 18:00 with last orders for hot food being 17:30. For those attending the presentation (note it is now sold out) we will be serving a restricted menu with last orders for hot food being 18:30, this will allow us time to re-organise tables & chairs in readiness for the presentation itself. We apologise for any inconvenience but with all proceeds from ticket sales going
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My tapering didn’t go exactly to plan, I did however manage to stick to my plan for almost 2 days starting with last Tuesday’s planned short sharp run on tarmac, a 4.5 miler at more or less race pace. This was then followed on Wednesday (as planned) with a couple of climbs in the company of Dave Ball & his partner Tamsin, it was good to re-unite with Dave having got on well during our adventures on Pik Lenin back in the summer. However the long steep descent off Tryfan’s Western flank did have me thinking ‘is this wise so
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We were delighted to again host Team 333 for their AGM on Saturday & presented them with a 20th Anniversary cake to celebrate their 20 years of helping to raise funds for OVMRO. It was great that they took time to acknowledge Gaby & her team for providing a gourmet buffet. An added benefit was the evening included a presentation of OVMRO visits to Sweden to train other rescue organisations, this included shots of Stockholm, now firmly on my to visit list, the Stockholm Marathon needs some urgent googling! Talking about Marathon’s, Snowdon’s very own is only 5 days away,
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We are very proud to be shortlisted for The Great Outdoors Award for best Outdoor Cafe for the third year running. It is a great pat on the back for all the long hours & hard work that Gaby, Dorina, Nick, Simona, Ady & Titi put in throughout the year to try to provide a service which suits the needs of our customers be they regulars or new ones. If you feel we are worth voting for it would great to receive your vote, all you need to do is google the TGO Magazine web-site & go to the Awards
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It does not seem like four years ago when Eryri Harriers last hosted this annual event in appalling weather conditions where I had watched from behind a wall at the top of the Telegraph Pass to see runners being battered by gale force wind & lashing rain. How do they run up that? Last Sunday saw the return of the event to Llanberis with Eryri hosting once again. This is a massive organisational task organised solely by club & other volunteers in their ‘free’ time. I won’t name everyone here so forgive me but Stuart, Ellie, Adrian & Maggie you
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Over a week has passed since we welcomed Doug Scott OBE back to the cafe to give this year’s presentation ‘A Crawl Down the Ogre’ & what a night it was. My apologies for not writing earlier but there were a few loose ends to tie up in order to make my reflection on the night more complete. The night itself was a tremendous success, the feedback we’ve received has been unanimous praise for the enthralling tale delivered in Doug’s unassuming humorous style, the great work of Doug’s charity CAN & for the sitting room fireside atmosphere which our venue
Nepal Charity
Today we formally launch our campaign for a Defibrillator to be located outside our Cafe. This campaign has the support of both the Welsh Ambulance Service & the Achub Calon Y Dyffren who approached us with this idea a few weeks ago. Automated External Defibrillator (AED) are essential to help save lives, there is a wide ranging campaign to help install these in Schools & in places to help local communities & vistors alike. Our campaign is to riase £1,500 to purchase & install a ZOLL AED, this is the same brand used by The Welsh Ambulance Service itself thereby
Latest News
I’ll talk about Doug Scott’s presentation separately, an amazing night, very well supported & raised a great deal for CAN, icing on the cake next year is being discussed………… With the first dusting of snow on the tops last weekend, a couple of frosts & another ‘coldish’ snap arriving yesterday morning it is almost feeling like winter, or at least more seasonal late autumnal weather, has arrived in Snowdonia. We must keep our fingers crossed for the months ahead & our hopes for a decent winter season which is becoming long overdue after recent years. It felt good to get
Latest News
As we move towards the excitement of hosting Doug Scott OBE again this Saturday for his presentation ‘A Crawl Down the Ogre’ a further reconciliation was needed to finalise the amount raised for Reach Out for Nepal this year. I am delighted to announce that the figure has surged to £10,723.69 beating our target of £10,500, together with the two previous years the total now raised stands at an incredible £25,676.78 more than a thousand pounds more than the budgeted costs for the fitting out of the Main School Building, it’s Science Lab & the Schools associated Hostels for it’s
Nepal Charity
Just a quick reminder that voting for The Great Outdoors Magazine annual awards closes in just one week’s time on 15th November. Snowdonia is well represented again this year, would you like to vote for us? it only takes a few minutes simply go to the TGO Magazine web-site & click on the awards to see all the categories. My votes also went to Joe Brown in the Independant Retailer category, Cotswold Outdoor in the Retail chain & of course our two most local Mountain Rescue Organisations, Ogwen Valley & Llanberis for their continued stirling work to aid people in
Latest News
A final reminder that due to our hosting Doug Scott OBE presentation this coming Saturday we will be closing earlier than normal. For customers who haven’t reserved tickets for the presentation we will be closing at 18:00 with last orders for hot food being 17:30. For those attending the presentation (note it is now sold out) we will be serving a restricted menu with last orders for hot food being 18:30, this will allow us time to re-organise tables & chairs in readiness for the presentation itself. We apologise for any inconvenience but with all proceeds from ticket sales going
Latest News
My tapering didn’t go exactly to plan, I did however manage to stick to my plan for almost 2 days starting with last Tuesday’s planned short sharp run on tarmac, a 4.5 miler at more or less race pace. This was then followed on Wednesday (as planned) with a couple of climbs in the company of Dave Ball & his partner Tamsin, it was good to re-unite with Dave having got on well during our adventures on Pik Lenin back in the summer. However the long steep descent off Tryfan’s Western flank did have me thinking ‘is this wise so
Latest News
We were delighted to again host Team 333 for their AGM on Saturday & presented them with a 20th Anniversary cake to celebrate their 20 years of helping to raise funds for OVMRO. It was great that they took time to acknowledge Gaby & her team for providing a gourmet buffet. An added benefit was the evening included a presentation of OVMRO visits to Sweden to train other rescue organisations, this included shots of Stockholm, now firmly on my to visit list, the Stockholm Marathon needs some urgent googling! Talking about Marathon’s, Snowdon’s very own is only 5 days away,
Latest News
We are very proud to be shortlisted for The Great Outdoors Award for best Outdoor Cafe for the third year running. It is a great pat on the back for all the long hours & hard work that Gaby, Dorina, Nick, Simona, Ady & Titi put in throughout the year to try to provide a service which suits the needs of our customers be they regulars or new ones. If you feel we are worth voting for it would great to receive your vote, all you need to do is google the TGO Magazine web-site & go to the Awards
Latest News
It does not seem like four years ago when Eryri Harriers last hosted this annual event in appalling weather conditions where I had watched from behind a wall at the top of the Telegraph Pass to see runners being battered by gale force wind & lashing rain. How do they run up that? Last Sunday saw the return of the event to Llanberis with Eryri hosting once again. This is a massive organisational task organised solely by club & other volunteers in their ‘free’ time. I won’t name everyone here so forgive me but Stuart, Ellie, Adrian & Maggie you
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