Not quite the Queen’s Christmas message…

RAW Adventures has migrated south for the darkest days of December…making the most of spare beds, London lights, Oyster Cards, free wifi, festive food, breezes rather than gales, flat road runs and loving a few family days catching up with friendly folk and much missed relations.  A change is as good as a rest…

But we look forward to bouncing back for 2013…and will relish a return to the mountains once more.  January will see a well organised Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team operation appearing at The Outdoors Show in London with the aim of educating as to what Mountain Rescue England & Wales teams do behind the scenes and how to avoid meeting them! Also an extended excursion to Scotland to make sure we are as far away from each other as possible for most of the month?!

We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and look forward to seeing you in 2013.

Kate & Ross

Here are some favourite 2012 images, month by month

Scottish Winter Climbing Scotland Ben Nevis CMD Carn Mor Dearg Arete Classic Ridges

January – Slightly lean conditions on Carn Mor Dearg Arete, Ben Nevis in places but still a classic Winter ridge.

Welsh Winter Climbing Snowdon Parsley Fern Gully Snowdonia

February – Alpine day on Snowdon topping out of Parsley Fern Gully.

Wales Climbing Tryfan Snowdonia Adam and Eve First Pinnacle Rib East Face Summer Rock Scrambling

March – a beautiful week of sun and Ross finishes First Pinnacle Rib with a hop skip jump over Adam and Eve on Tryfan.

Snowdon Climbing Hiking Walking Corporate Newham Council London Snowdonia

April – April Fool’s Day on Snowdon with colleagues from Newham Council, London.

Moon Isle of Skye Cuillin Ridge Scotland Photography Climbing Scottish

May – Moonrise over the Cuillin Ridge, Isle of Skye.

Alpine Trekking French Alps Chamonix Flowers Summer Trekking Mont Blanc Tramway

June – A short trip to Chamonix and hiking towards Nid d’Aigle.

Patagonia Chile Aysen Aisen Mountains

Afternoon mists rising in the valley beneath the dark Patagonia mountains surrounding Coyhaique.

Snowdonia Camping Anglesey Newborough Beach August Bank Holiday Family

August – Beach camping on Anglesey on August Bank Holiday…home from home.

Mount Toubkal Trekking Morocco Charity Challenge Atlas Mountains

September – Above Imlil on first day’s trek into Nelter Hut for Mount Toubkal in Morocco. Leading for Charity Challenge.

Great Wall of China Trekking Maximum Adventure Sue Ryder Expeditions

October – Striding along unrestored sections of the Great Wall at Gubeikou, leading for Maximum Adventure and Sue Ryder.

Nepal Trekking Everest Base Camp Sherpa Guide Cornwall Hospice Care Expedition Wise

November – Young Nepalese Sherpa Guide carrying our celebration dinner for completing the Everest Base Camp Trek. With Expedition Wise and Cornwall Hospice Care.

Snowdon Welsh Winter Climbing Cwm Glas

December – Heading up to a blustery Cwm Glas to check out Welsh Winter conditions.

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