42    2m    

It might have been slightly moody this morning but we had a good paddle on the river nonetheless! No wind meant the water was calm, and we saw some wildlife which was nice, plus the normal history/facts/stories of the area! Again, having a bit of an adventure, we did get a capsize. It’s all good entertainment. Fortunately we were in the canyon for the afternoon of continuous heavy rain. More again tomorrow! . #snowdonia #kayak #kayAking #overboard #paddling #estuary #river #dwyrydestuary #canoeing #canoeingadventures #wales #porthmadog #moodyskies #capsize #landscape #cows #saltmarshlamb #heron #buzzard

 44    2m    

A quick (and rare!) break from work this afternoon; we headed up to the surprisingly sunny Llanberis Slate Quarries to climb The Mau Mau, a classic slate e4 6a. A route I’d been wanted to try for ages, but works pretty frantic during the summer! Septembers looming, and the mushroom and fungus is starting to come out. There’s a big ‘Beefsteak’ fungus growing on the approach path, complete with blood and everything! . #climb #climbing #rockclimbing #llanberis #slate #slatequarry #dinorwig #afterworl #girlswhoclimb #tradclimbing #fungus #beefsteak #autumn #crackclimbing

 47    2m    

Everyone loves Mr Sparks! We had a good morning at the crag with everyone managing the 100ft abseil, even 7 year old Amelia! We all managed loads of climbs as well, with some of the boys doing 4 or 5 routes?! No rain either... we then headed to the canyon for a busy afternoon jumping, sliding, swimming and zip-lining down the river! . #northwales #barmouth #adventure #snowdonia #experienceadventure #climb #rockclimbing #mountains #scenery #labradors #labrador #labsofinstagram #labradorretriever #labstagram #clouds #estuary #abseiling

 40    2m    

We had an amusing kayak / canoe trip this morning. A little bit of rain early on but no wind and the estuary was like a mill pond. Small tides mean the upper weirs weren’t underwater, and paddling down the little chutes was fun/ adventurous. Only little James survived to top weir without falling, the other 3 teams went for a bit of a swim! 💦 🛶 🏊‍♂️ . #snowdonia #kayak #canoe #kayaking #wildswimming #capsize #dwyrydestuary #river #canoeing #kayakingadventures #kayakingwithdogs #kayaking🚣 #northwards #Porthmadog #labsofinstagram #overboard #estuary #adventure #familyfun

 82    2m    

Mr Sparks leading the way on the kayaking trip this morning. She spent most of the time in my boat snoozing, but near the top we got her out for a bit of a swim. It was calm on the estuary, not the sunniest but a pleasant trip for certain, and plenty of wildlife! We also had a laugh paddling down the tiny wiers, a couple of which has Donna (but mostly Dave) swimming. Good comedy! Same again tomorrow 😀 . #snowdonia #kayak #canoe #kayaking #paddling #estuary #dwyrydestuary #porthmadog #dogstagram #labrador #sparky #sparkytheadventuredog #dogswimming #adventures #river #nature #holiday #labrador_class #labradorretriever #labsofinstagram

 56    2m    

Mr Sparks, in full contemplation mode. We’ve had a weekend of lovely weather here in Snowdonia ☀️💦 hopefully more of that this week. We’ve got loads of climbing, kayaking and canyoning booked in. We look forward to meeting you guys - George, Rachel and Sparky; the Team here at SAA . #snowdonia #dog #mountains #estuary #river #contemplation #dogstagram #dogstagrams #labrador #labsofinstagram #labrador_class #labradorretriever #thinking #clouds #barmouth #mawddachestuary #whosthebestdog #bestdog #doge #doggy #sparky #sparkytheadventuredog

 42    3m    

Like little ants running up the wall! It was moody this morning, but the climbing was good, with everyone doing the 3 big routes. Some swirling cloud added to the atmosphere, but fortunately the rock was dry. The slabs really are great, and the routes here are brilliant, continually interesting and totally doable! . #northwales #snowdonia #climb #snowdon #climbing #rockclimbing #bouldering #barmouth #outdoorclimbing #lostintheclouds #cliff #crag #rockclimbers #family #summerholidays #adventure #mountain #keepgoing

 39    3m    

We were in the clouds this morning. The abseil was atmospheric, owing to the fact we could barely see the floor (about 100ft below) from the top! Another productive session though; 9 happy climbers, we all and abseil and then climbed 3 routes each, learnt to tie a figure of 8 and most people got on belay and backup duties! The dry morning was followed by a great adventure in the canyon, sliding and jumping down the river. The weather won’t stop us! . #snowdonia #northwales #abseil #abseiling #dontlookdown #mist #seamist #intheclouds #clouds #climb #climbing #rockclimbing #adventuredog #labrador #familyholiday #nofear #barmouth #cantsee #lostintheclouds #whiteout

 50    3m    

Lucy, heading for the top for the last climb of the session this morning. From pretty low down she said she couldn’t/wasn’t going to make it, but with some encouragement and determination she carried on up. Good effort for getting to the top, it goes to show that you can do it! Virtually everyone can make it if they believe and try! The climbing here at Barmouth slabs is awesome. We then went to the top and did a massive 100ft abseil! Physically much easier than climbing, but the mental aspect can test some people... . #snowdonia #climb #climbing #barmouth #panorama #barmouthharbour #barmouthbeach #barmouthbridge #rockclimbing #abseiling #goingforgold #cliff #dontlookdown #adventure #summerholidays #familyadventure #northwales #adventureactivities #adventrefamily #

 52    3m    

These guys absolutely loving the big slides on our canyon trip. The waters been quite low over the past few months but with the rain we had over the weekend, it’s come back up to standard levels. The trip hasn’t changed, but the slides are more exciting when it’s like this! The only downside is trying to get dry in the rain afterwards. You can’t win them all though! I like tropical trips, I like rainy trips! It’s always a blast down in the river, no one comes away from it without a smile on their face 😀 . #snowdonia #Canyon #river #wales #snowdon #ghyllscrambling #gorgescrambling #harlech #riverwalk #adventure #familyholiday #portmeirion #jungle #rainforest #naturalwaterpark #jumping #gorge #canyoning #snowdoniaadventureactivities #rain #droughtsover #waterfall #stream #getwet

 38    3m    

The upper section on our Canyon trip. We’ve had a few days of rain now so the water has risen to normal levels again (it’s low here, from a few days ago!) which is great news if you want more adventure! Not only is the canyon loads of fun, it’s actually one of Wales’ best preserved temperate rainforests; the scenery is magnificent! You’re literally in the jungle down there 🌿💦 . #wales #northwales #snowdonia #gorge #river #canyon #canyoning #familyfun #summerholidays #jumping #water #stream #jungle #rainforest #naturereserve #waterslide #holdon #bombsaway

 76    3m    

Mr Sparks is a strange one. Imagine if this was the MOST comfortable position you could find to sleep in? Quick power-nap between climbing and canyoning today. I wouldn’t call it a pillow, more of head jam type thing I guess? Work hard sleep hard, that’s how it is here at SAA. . #snowdonia #activities #dog #adventuredog #labrador #labrador_class #labradorretriever #labradors #sleepingdog #sparky #workhardsleephard #snoozing #petstagram #doggy #willsleepanywhere #dogsofinstagram #dogstagram #doge

 48    3m    

Full crew on the canyon trip this afternoon. After a relaxing morning doing a nice one way kayaking trip, we headed up to the canyon for some more adventure. The standard canyon trip ends with this committing jump off the waterfall zip-line! This zip-line requires user participation; e.g you’ve got to jump off! If you’re interested in joining a trip, get in touch. We’re totally fully booked for this weekend though! We’ve even got a bit of rain, so the water levels might get a top-up! . #snowdonia #northwales #zipline #zip #ziplining #waterfall #canyon #canyoning #jungle #justjump #wales #adventure #goforit #dontlookdown #barmouth #porthmadog #outdooractivities

 48    3m    

Mr Sparks is always on hand to give emotional support after you’ve just managed a massive rock climb. Pretty warm at the crag this morning, and with 3 ropes up we got loads done! It’s a really nice spot situated above the Mawddach Estuary, and with a spring tide and full moon, it was full of emerald blue water. Long live the heatwave, this is what summers are all about. If you could guarantee this for 3 months, you wouldn’t need to go abroad! . #snowdonia #northwales #experienceadventure #dog #climb #rockclimbing #barmouth #mawddach #mawddachestuary #river #estuary #mountains #sunsout #summerholidays #labrador #labrador_class #labradorretriever #labradorsofinstagram #dogkisses #sparky #adventuredog #walkies #familyfun #climbing #abseiling #landscapephotography

 86    3m    

The summer’s in full swing, big days = big sleeps for Mr Sparks. She’s pretty good a getting comfy wherever we go. In the shade using the climbing bag as a pillow is ideal. 2hrs later has Sparky moved? Nope! More action tomorrow... . #snowdonia #sparky #dog #cragdog #labrador #labrador_class #labradorretriever #lab #labradors #labradorsofinstagram #labradors_are_awesome #tremadog #dog #snoozing #sleeping #tireddog #forest #sleepanywhere #wheresmybed

 39    3m    

Flying in to the week! A busy day today with kayaking and climbing trips this morning, followed by an afternoon canyon trip and a late afternoon Xtreme trip! If you’ve not been, you really need to come and check out the canyon. This zipline off the top of the waterfall is the grand finale! Fun obstacles, amazing scenery, some real adventure!!! . #northwales #canyon #waterfall #jump #cliff #zip #zipline #dontlookdown #commitment #waterfallzipline #snowdonia #adventure #experienceadventure #river #pool #goforit

 71    3m    

Mr Sparks, the adventure dog! We did a couple of routes on Two Faced Buttress on Pant Ifan, Sparky’s good at guarding the gear/ shouting beta/ checking knots/ sunbathing. . #snowdonia #tremadog #pantifan #dog #cragdog #labrador #mountains #cliff #patienceisavirtue #climb #climbing #rockclimbing #labradorretriever #labrador_class #climbingdog #northwales #landscapephotography #allthegear

 47    3m    

Barmouth looking nice last night. The tide was in and the ice cream shop was open at 8pm on a Sunday. Now we’re talking 🍦 . #northwales #barmouth #barmouthharbour #caderidris #cadairidris #bridge #mawddach #estuary #harbour #sunset #icecream #mountain #mountains #landscape #boats #yatch #summer

 50    3m    

More amazing Welsh esoterica! We took advantage of the drought conditions and made the trek up to Gist Ddu in the Arrans the other evening after work for a siege of Voie Suisse E2 5b, an awesome 90m wall climb. The 45m 2nd pitch takes the immaculate sheet of rock through the two overlaps, with sustained face climbing and interesting route finding. It was really REALLY good! . #snowdonia #climb #climbing #lake #esoteric #tradclimning #midwalesclimbing #girlswhoclimb #nothingventurednothinggained #afterwork #mountain #mountains #adventure #scenery #arrans #rockclimbing #johnsumner