Moelwyn Mountaineering is a group of friendly, knowledgeable and experienced instructors. We are all passionate climbers and mountaineers and love taking people out to experience the great outdoors.

Alex Riley

Alex Riley is the main instructor at Moelwyn Mountaineering, he's a qualified Mountaineering and Rock Climbing Instructor and is working towards his Winter Mountain Leader. He also works as a freelance route setter and expedition leader.

Alex got bitten by the climbing bug after moving to North Wales and he has climbed all over Europe and the United Kingdom in the years since. He loves winter climbing and big scary trad routes, but can also be found sport climbing in sunny places. 

Anna Riley

Anna Riley has been climbing since she was 7 and although she claims to be weak she has climbed big walls in Italy, won bouldering leagues and climbed E3s that she thought were E1s.

Anna holds her Mountain Leader, Climbing Wall Development Instructor, Rock Climbing Instructor and is currently working towards her Development Coach and Mountaineering Instructor Award. For several years she was also the manager of "The Rock" climbing wall in Harlech.

When she's not climbing, Anna loves swimming in the sea, ice cream and Labradors.

Tom Snowdon

Tom is one of our instructors based in Scotland. He is a Rock Climbing Instructor, Summer and Winter Mountain Leader and is currently getting ready to start his Mountaineering Instructor qualification. He has volunteered for his local Mountain Rescue team for a number of year and has worked extensively throughout the UK and internationally as an expedition leader. 

In his spare time Tom loves getting out on adventures, whether climbing, cycling, canoeing, running or just exploring new places.

Chris "Vito" Vits

Vito is passionate about the outdoors and loves taking people out on adventures; whether its out in the mountains as a Rock Climbing Instructor, Mountain Leader and Trainee Mountaineering Instructor or down a river as an international raft guide and canoeing and kayaking coach.

Vito has climbed all over the UK and approaches every day out with a relentless excitement which rubs off quickly on those around him. 


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