41    14h    

One thing Mr Sparks loves is mountain days! If you’re keen to explore some of the quieter parts of secret Snowdonia, or you’d like a guide to take you up some of the more challenging summit scrambles like the North Ridge of Tryfan or Snowdon’s Crib Goch then get in touch. A guide doesn’t just show you the way; we keep you safe, offer peace of mind that when the weather goes bad we don’t get stranded on the mountain, we’re also full of local knowledge that includes legends, myths, information on plant and animal life, and along the way we’ll often see interesting things that you just wouldn’t notice otherwise. That and you get to take Mr Sparks out on a walk, and everyone loves that... | #snowdonia #snowdon #cribgoch #tryfan #mountainguide #mountainleader #northwales #hiking #cadairidris #familywalk #dogwalk #mountaindog #snowdonguide #snowdonwalks #safeonthemountain #snowdoniawalks #hikingsnowdonia #walkingsnowdonia #cnicht #ogwenvalley #glyderfach #rhinogs

 87    2d    

This is one way to start a Sunday; sending out the big shapes on the jumping in pool on our standard Canyon trip. This trip is great if you want to experience the adventure of the river, complete with gorge sections, slides, small jumps and the big grande finale; the massive waterslide chutes that lead to the waterfall zipline. | If you think this looks fun, but you want to turn up the volume (a lot) then the Canyon Xtreme trip is guaranteed to get the pulse rate going. The main extra features being the waterfall freefall (slide) and the optional monster jumps up to 45ft. Get involved. The river is good to go from Easter onwards... . #snowdonia #canyon #wales #northwales #river #adventureholiday #gorgescrambling #fairyglen #betwsycoed #experienceadventure #zipline #wildswimming #walesholiday #nature #mountains #ancientforest #oakwoodland #swimming #water #waterfall #waterslide #scrambling #canyoning #snowdoniagram #snowdonianationalpark

 34    2d    

Online booking for 2019 is now officially open; link in bio. If you want to be awesome like Theo here, you can now book your adventure via our website. Be quick, weekends are already filling up. Hopefully you can put on a brave smile and give a thumbs up standing on the edge of the Canyon’s waterfall zip-line too... . #canyon #wales #northwales #river #adventure #experienceadventure #zipworld #zipline #dontlookdown #snowdoniaadventureactivities #familyfun #barmouth #porthmadog #llanberis #zipworld #coedybrenin #ghyllscrambling #snowdonia #dolgellau #thumbsup #nofear #ontheedge #walesadventure #gowales #snowdonianationalpark

 65    1w    

Nice sunset over the harbour in Calpe a few days ago. We’d climbed one of the harder classics on the Peñón; Puto Paseo Ecologico 7a+ expecting to move reasonably quickly (eg don’t bring lunch) but the climb took longer than expected, and with the spaced rusty bolts was a bit scarier than anticipated. We topped out just before it got too late! . #costablanca #calpe #penon #peñondeifach #climb #climbing #sunset #sea #harbour #roadtrip #multipitch #boats #sailing #sunsets #bigdayout #spain #rockclimbing #sportclimbing

 37    4w    

Sparky says ‘Merry Christmas Everyone!’ . #sparky #adventuredog #christmasdog #dog #dogstagram #labrador #labradorretriever #dogsofinstagram #dogsofinsta #doggy

 31    1m    

Not my idea... Rachel’s decided it’s ok to have a van cat. It seems to be local to the Cabezon d’Oro car park and it likes tuna, water, and pretty much anything else. Hopefully it’s not got lice or something. It hasn’t bitten anyone yet so I guess that’s good. . #cat #vanlife #pet #vancat #straycat #newpet #breakfast #coffee #pussycat #wildcat #vanpet #coffee #tuna

 51    1m    

Christmas is nearly here! 4 days to go; here’s one of my 4 favourite places to guide people! The big slides on the canyon / canyon Xtreme trip. These massive roped slides lead in a series of cascades to the edge of the waterfall where we zipline/ abseil off. Mega (especially in high water). . If you’ve still not finished all your Christmas shopping (then it’s getting desperate), it’s not too late to buy an adventure activity gift voucher. Fun and excitement guaranteed, suitable for@everyone no experience necessary. Minimum age 10+ . #snowdonia #giftideas #giftsforhim #giftsforher #giftsforboyfriend #adventure #adrenaline #northwales #harlech #canyon #adventureactivities #snowdoniaadventure #snowdoniaadventureactivities #experienceadventure #zipworld #river #waterfall #nature #dontletgo #alwaysexploring

 44    1m    

A couple of weeks ago we posted a picture of Wales from the International Space Station @iss well this is the same photo but taken during the really really good (if you like winter climbing) winter of early 2011. The mountains were covered, the streams were frozen and the routes were in condition. We’ve already had a dusting, but winter’s not set in just yet. Can anyone else remember the amazingly snowy winter of 2010-2011? . #wales #snow #internationalspacestation #winter #mountains #satellite #greatbritain #winter2011 #cymru #snowing #winterblanket

 35    2m    

Happy 1st December! We’re officially on the run up to Christmas. If you’re still not organised with all your Christmas gifts, an adventure activity gift voucher is a perfect Christmas present; great for someone who already has EVERYTHING! Give that special person an adventure they’re never going to forget! | Life is made up of experiences, not possessions. An adventure day is an experience that will be remembered forever. An experience like this is something for life! . #giftvoucher #adventure #christmas #christmasiscoming #giftideas #christmaspresent #northwales #canyon #canyoning #gift #voucher #adventureday #experienceday #merrychristmas #wales #snowdonia #adventureday #holidayinwales #weekendgetaway #adventurebreak

 42    2m    

Another slightly missed sunset over the dam. The clouds looked nice though. Two big long days at the crag, getting back to the van in the dark. Productive climbing! . #chulilla #sunset #lakeside #mountains #silhouette #cloud #clouds #weather #cloud9 #clouds☁ #sunsets #climb #rockclimbing #exploring #vanlife #roadtrip #anotherdayanotherdollar #bluesky #redskyatnight

 67    2m    

Seems like everyone had the same idea! Busy times at sector Oasis. It’s a great part of Chulilla packed with quality easier routes in the 6c-7b range. Having a good team at the crag can be good because it’s nice and sociable, and you can meet loads of friendly people. Luckily there weren’t too many people and you could climb pretty much what you wanted. The sport climbing on these long orange walls is really good! . #chulilla #escalade #valencia #spain #vantrip #sportclimbing #rockclimbing #oasis #gorge #canyon #river #cliffs #ravine #climb #climbing #climbingholiday #climbingtrip #diary #palmtrees #climbers #palmtrees🌴 #adventures #exploring #roadtrip #vAnlife #chulillaclimbing #

 49    2m    

Mr Sparks and the youngsters solving the mystery of ‘The Rock Lobster 🦞’ on one of our gorge scrambling adventures. The gorge is great and it’s best suited to families with young children aged 4-9 years, where you can come and experience the excitement of the river safely. For families with children ~9+ it’s the canyon you want. | It’s great having Sparky along on nearly all of our trips, she definitely makes everyone smile, and she’s pretty good at rescues too. If someone needs a ferrying across a deep pool, call in Mr Sparks. If someone’s feeling a bit chilly, call in Mr Sparks. If you’re not sure what’s hiding in a waterhole in the river, you guessed it.... . #snowdonia #adventure #river #gorge #canyon #findyourepic #sparky #gorgescrambling #ghyllscrambling #familyfun #familyadventure #experienceadventure #familyadventures #betwsycoed #wildswimming #adventuredog #labrador #labsofinsta #labsofinstagram #labradorretriever #worldoflabs #visitwales #visitnorthwales #kidsadventure #dog #adventuredogs

 55    2m    

Some amazing colours as the sun set over the reservoir in Chulilla this evening. Another great day at sector Oasis, we climbed a handful of great 6c+ > 7b routes, all massive 35m walls! . #vantrip #roadtrip #sunset #sunsets #sunset_pics #sunset_love #sundown #lake #reservoir #chulilla #mountains #scenery #silhouette #river #landscape #colour #sky #skyline #sunset_stream #sunset_ig #sunset🌅 #mountain #forest #fish #lakes

 109    2m    

Wales from the @iss you can obviously see Snowdonia in the North. It’s huge mountain range, sprawling valleys and rivers, and sandy beaches. | The Southern boundary is fairly clear near Mid Wales; the Dyfi Estuary. Moving north to the Mawddach at Barmouth and then the Dwyryd at Porthmadog. The enormous sandy beach of Hells Mouth on the Llyn (way out West), Harlech beach in the crook, and Shell Island to Barmouth (8 mile beach) South of this. | Can you spot the Snowdon Range? It’s the pointiest most defined peak in the NW corner. The Glyderau and Carneddau flank the Nkrtj, the Nantlle range the South. Cadair Idris is the big sweeping band just south of the Mawddach estuary. . #snowdonia #mountains #spacestation #satteliteview #barmouth #llanberis #betwsycoed #moutnainrange #carneddau #snowdon #llynpeninsula #cadairidris #rhinogmountains #landscape #wales #exploring #ispy #porthmadog #mawddach #glaslyn #dwyrydestuary #arans #arenigfawr #glyders #mountainrange #shellisland #beach #welshbeaches #barmouth #caernarfon #llandudno

 97    2m    

Winter means we’re closed. Winter means road-trip! Here’s the van, parked on the hill of Siurana in rural Catalunya. Coffee’s made and Rachel’s ready to rock n roll. Photo #2: this cold crag dog wanted some warmth and company. Rachel’s not overly impressed. Photo #3: a bit rainy but we both still got a quick lap on the Siurana classic, Ay Mamita 7a. This was really good fun and pretty steady at the grade for once... . #siurana #roadtrip #vanlife #cragdog #dogstagram #climb #climbing #rockclimbing #mountains #forest #wildcamping #campingcar #campervan #wildcamp #roadtrippin #wintersun #catalunya #girlswhoclimb #dog #lostdog #autumn #autumncolors #landscape #vanlife #exploring #ontheroad

 63    2m    

Nothing quite wakes you up like the river. This the feature we call ‘The Curtain’ and you can see why. When the rivers like this, you sit at the top and slide straight in and behind the waterfall. You can see the figure behind the waterfall, and Rachel’s helping someone escape the bottom! ‘The Curtain’ is part of the gorge, canyon and Xtreme trips, and the amount of water in the river (eg rain) determines how much it forms. It can be a trickle, it can be pumping, and occasionally it’s impassable! Take a deep breath and head inside to experience the awesome power of nature. . #northwales #snowdonia #snowdon #betwsycoed #river #canyon #gorge #gorgescrambling #blaenauffestiniog #porthmadog #barmouth #canyoning #experienceadventure #findyourepic #wildswimming #nature #wildlife #forest #stagactivities #teambuilding #familyfun #waterslide #zipline #waterfall #rainyday #raininginwales

 62    2m    

The boys getting stuck in to the big slides on our Canyon/Canyon Xtreme. You can see here the rivers in full flow, having not long had quite a lot of rain. When’s it’s like this (it’s not often this high!) it’s a pretty powerful and exciting experience! Where this slide finishes, just beyond is massive 40ft waterfall. This is the home of our waterfall zipline or abseil (small groups). If you’re on the Canyon trip, it’s the grande finale, if you’re on Xtreme, it’s just the warm up... . #snowdonia #canyon #river #northwales #adventure #activities #experienceadventure #waterfall #canyoning #gorge #gorgescrambling #canyonxtreme #afon #adventureactivities #findyourepic #abseil #zipline #zipworld #rapids #cascade #forest #swim #waterslide #harlech #porthmadog #blaenauffestiniog

 58    2m    

We had a pretty productive climb considering it rained on and off all day. A few bouldery routes, including this sustained 7a; Catacrack. An overhanging crack/groove, not that long but long enough to get warm! Hopefully the weather holds for tomorrow. It’s nice camping up here in the hills above Siurana, away from the crowds! . #siurana #arboli #cornudellademontsant #climb #climbing #rockclimbing #sportclimbing #cragday #vanlife #roadtrip #spanishclimbing #girlswhoclimb #climbergirl #climberlife #climber #girlsthatclimb #climbinggirl #crackclimbing #siuranaclimbing

 24    2m    

Yesterday we got a bit rained off, and on top of that, realised we must have lost the guidebook somewhere at the crag 🙁walking back in the evening, the sun was low, illuminating the rain drops in an orange dusty haze. It was a sight to behold, as much as im not too interested in the rain! . #siurana #rain #raindrops #backlight #sun #sunset #forest #autumn #colours #rainbow #leaves #forest #vantrip #rainyday #dayoff #climb #climbing #restday #leaf #autumncolours #valley #hilltop #downpour #raindrops💧 #raintime☔