mountexpeds mountexpeds

448 posts   2,936 followers   610 followings

Jon Gupta  Owner of Mountain Expeditions // Rock & Ice Climber & Big Mountain Skier // Worldwide High Altitude Guide // @MONTANEuk // Living in North Wales

A big Barrel Jellyfish washed ashore at Newborough Beach today.
.
These can grow upto 3ft across & only have a mild sting. Occasionally there are washed up in their thousands!
.
@visitwales @discovercymru @northwalestagram @northwalesactive @walesoutdoors @greta_snell @_tom_snell_
.
#jellyfish #newborough #beach

1 year ago I bought a little house in Brynrefail (Snowdonia) & was terrified of the prospect & commitment of being a home owner.
.
It’s been an amazing year & it seems unbelievable to be able to call this place home. Even when it’s raining, it’s still the best place ever!
.
This is Llyn Padarn which is just 1 minute walk from my house & the mountain at the back is Snowdon! So technically (& gratefully) this is my back garden & swimming pool!
.
@snowdoniagram @snowdoniapics @visitwales @visitnorthwalesuk @visitingnorthwales #northwales #snowdonia #snowdon #climbinglife #llynpadarn #llanberis #brynrefail

A quick blast up a couple of slate classics yesterday evening with @jt_expeditions...but what is the name of this route??
.
@montaneofficial #slateclimbing #rockclimbing #snowdonia #northwales #rock #climbing #climbing_photos_of_instagram #climbing_lovers

A Dream Of White Horses.
.
I’ve wanted to climb this route since I first started rock climbing & wanted to save it for a really good day!
.
Today was that day & I went in with @simontheclimber & what an incredible climb it is! It’s worth all the hype & grandure...it’s quite simply amazing!
.
@montaneofficial @we_are_sungod @ami_professionals #gogarth #rockclimbing #northwales #climbing #trad #dreamofwhitehorses #climbing_photos_of_instagram #climbing_is_my_passion #climbinglife #climb #holyhead

Day 2 of 2 with Ben today in the brilliant Llanberis Pass.
.
After yesterday’s mega scramble link up we opted for a more climbing focused day (& less walking!).
.
Our final route of the day was a superb Top 50 Classic called Crackstone Rib (Severe).
.
This was my last day working for a few weeks after a brilliant 3 weeks of climbing...long may this weather continue!
.
@montaneofficial @ami_professionals @snowdoniagram #classicrock #northwales #rockclimbing #snowdonia

MEGA big link-up day!!
.
Ben & I went big in Ogwyn today: we started up Ordinary Route (Diff) on Idwal Slabs, before scrambling up & across into Seniors Gully (1) & upto the Nameless Cwm (quick lunch).
.
We then climbed the legendary Cneifion Arête (Diff/3) in just over an hour or so before traversing down & round the bottom of Glyder Fach main cliff.
.
From here we climbed the superb Dolman Ridge (3) all the way to the summit Glyder Fach!
.
After enjoying the top & taking a photo in the famous Cantilever rock we descended the Y Gribin Ridge (1) & back to the car just after 5!
.
That’s a mega quality big mountain scramble link up day out!
.
@montaneofficial @ami_professionals @snowdoniagram #classicrock #northwales #rockclimbing #snowdonia #scrambling

Incredible 3 days working with Fi & Jacky! Intro to multi-pitch rock climbing:
.
Day 1 - Little Tryfan, Crack 2, Diff** (2 pitches) & Milestone Buttress, Rowen Route, VDiff** (5 pitches & abseil)
.
Day 2 - Idwal Slabs, Hope, VDiff Top 50 (4 pitches) & Lazaraeth, Severe** (4 pitches).
.
Day 3 - The Cromlech, Flying Buttress, VDiff Top 50 (6 pitches) & Spiral Staircase, VDiff Top 50 (4 pitches).
.
This was their first time climbing outside since they trekked up Kilimanjaro with me last September & what an amazing few days we had!
.
They are hoping to become independent climbers over the course of more training & practicing.
.
@montaneofficial @ami_professionals #classicrock #northwales #rockclimbing #snowdonia #expeditiontraining #rockclimbinginstructor #onbelay

“Guess The Route Game” - is back!!
.
After the success of last week competition I thought I’d run another one through the next 7 days as I have clients out with me everyday. Winner gets some Percy Pigs!
.
A) Guess the crag - 1 point
B) Guess the route - 5 points
.
Day 1 is tricky so I’ll give you some clues: Top 50, multipitch & was in the shade until around 1pm today!
.
@montaneofficial @we_are_sungod @ami_professionals @dalymatt #rockclimbing #climbing #northwales #snowdonia #mountaininstructor

Beautiful way to start the day with a cheeky little SUP before breakfast!
.
Great to catch up friends in Cornwall & what a beautiful place!
.
@polkerrisbeach @lovecornwalluk

Competition Day 4 of 4 (final photo!)
.
Today was Simon’s 5th & final day with me & we wanted to finish with a bang & on a high!
.
Seemly out of reach until recently, this route was on the ‘maybe one day’ list...but after improving so much we headed to the coast & put to use all of his new skills in one epic multi-pitch mega route. Simon smashed it & climbed really well & even sailed up the crux section. Totally flipping awesome!
.
A) 1 point for crag name
B) 5 points for the route name
.
Also spotted a seal, a fisher man checking his lobster pots & lots of other sea loving birds.
.
@montaneofficial @simon.parker.942 @ami_professionals @climbersagainstcancerofficial @rspb_love_nature #rockclimbing #mountaininstructor #climbing #northwales

Competition Day 3!
.
After an excellent ‘active rest day’ at @beaconclimbing yesterday Simon & I decided it was time for another epic big mountain route.
.
A) 1 point for the Crag/Face
B) 5 points for the route name
.
Hint: Another top 50 mega classic mountain route. Knight to F5.
.
@montaneofficial @ami_professionals #rockclimbing #northwales #snowdonia #classicrock

Competition Day 2 (of 5)!! (Percy Pigs to be won!)
.
Following on from yesterday can you guess:
A) The Crag/Area (1 point)
B) The name of the route Simon is on (5 points).
.
This is easily one of the best ‘big mountain’ routes in North Wales. A really mega mini expedition. If you haven’t done it, you should.
.
@montaneofficial @simon.parker.942 @ami_professionals #rockclimbing #northwales #snowdonia #mountaineeringinstructor #RockFaxTop50

Most Popular Instagram Hashtags