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
January – Slightly lean conditions on Carn Mor Dearg Arete, Ben Nevis in places but still a classic Winter ridge.
February – Alpine day on Snowdon topping out of Parsley Fern Gully.
March – a beautiful week of sun and Ross finishes First Pinnacle Rib with a hop skip jump over Adam and Eve on Tryfan.
April – April Fool’s Day on Snowdon with colleagues from Newham Council, London.
May – Moonrise over the Cuillin Ridge, Isle of Skye.
June – A short trip to Chamonix and hiking towards Nid d’Aigle.
Afternoon mists rising in the valley beneath the dark Patagonia mountains surrounding Coyhaique.
August – Beach camping on Anglesey on August Bank Holiday…home from home.
September – Above Imlil on first day’s trek into Nelter Hut for Mount Toubkal in Morocco. Leading for Charity Challenge.
October – Striding along unrestored sections of the Great Wall at Gubeikou, leading for Maximum Adventure and Sue Ryder.
November – Young Nepalese Sherpa Guide carrying our celebration dinner for completing the Everest Base Camp Trek. With Expedition Wise and Cornwall Hospice Care.
December – Heading up to a blustery Cwm Glas to check out Welsh Winter conditions.