We have had a pretty busy winter season, spending as much time as possible in Scotland to help Kate prepare for her Winter Mountain Leader assessment with Pete Hill MIC. This is widely recognised as being one of the toughest UK based awards to obtain and takes numerous seasons of experience and many winter adventures under your belt even before registering. We are very pleased and proud to say that Kate passed!
Kate will be sharing the up and downs of the whole process over the coming weeks and months and how she managed to do this whilst balancing running a business, being a mum and competitive local fell runner.
But it wasn’t all work, work, work. There was fun to be had as well of course, including the smallest member of the RAW team venturing out onto the wind swept slopes of Aonach Mor for her first taste of skiing. Which proved to be a huge success, filled with huge smiles and more giggles than you could cram into an olympic sized swimming pool!
Finally a few images of a fantastic big day out on the longest ridge line on mainlined UK, the magnificent Aonach Eagach ridge. This is a classic grade II/III Scottish Winter traverse, much sought after and always popular. Having been joined by an old work friend and native hardy Scotsman Bill, as well as our good friend, the ever enthusiastic Craig (check out his cracking little blog Summit Dreaming), Ross and the boys dispatched the ridge in a timely fashion in some challenging but spectacular conditions. Unusual for such an iconic route they pretty much had the entire ridge to themselves for the day and were rewarded with a well earned pint and bowl of chips at welcoming Clachaig Inn.
Now come on spring lets have you…