Mountains Adventures

The mountains are calling and I must go…

The mountains have been forever in our hearts it seems. After many years of working and living in the mountains our appreciation for them is total.

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Soul Searching Amongst The Stars

So far 2020 has been a real eye opener, hasn’t it? With our usual jaunt in the Pyrenees working for Collett’s Mountain Holidays cancelled due to the COVID19 crisis, we took the opportunity (as soon as lockdown would let us), to set off on some new paths high up in the French Pyrenees.

The Mountains Are Calling…

Two weeks work in the Pyrenees is just too perfect. Working with Collett’s Mountain Holidays is such a highlight, allowing us to be in great places and meet such interesting people. We had a magnificent time with fabulous friends and guests, excellent walks and brilliant weather. Panticosa is always a delight to return to and… Read More

Snowy Scenes And Perfect Peñas In The Pyrenees

“Mountains are not stadiums where I satisfy my ambition to achieve, they are the cathedrals where I practice my religion.” – Anatoli Boukreev A week or so after the training was completed in the Picos De Europa, the Collett’s team for the Pyrenees arrived into Panticosa to begin their training period. In an area that… Read More

Pristine Peaks in the Picos De Europa

Last month’s unexpected and awesome jaunt in the Dolomites has been closely followed by the training of the new Collett‘s staff in their two Spanish resorts; the Picos De Europa and the Pyrenees. First up was the Picos. A bit of an unsung hero in the mountain world- probably due to its lack of skiing… Read More

Delightful Days in the Dolomites

After feeling pretty cold and damp in the caravan, it took us a mere nano-second to jump at the opportunity to do some cover work with, what feels like our old family, Collett’s Mountain Holidays in the Italian Dolomites. Not that we are particularly keen for injuries during the winter season, I know how disappointing this… Read More

And The Fleas That Tease In The High Pyrenees

Thanks for the great title Clare! And Hilaire Belloc of course… Right lucky beans we are to have been invited back to work in the Pyrenees for a couple of weeks with our old company Collett’s Mountain Holidays. We were lucky enough  to spend an entire summer living and working in Panticosa and the surrounding… Read More

By speaking of greater forces than we can possibly invoke, and by confronting us with greater spans of time than we can possibly envisage, mountains refute our excessive trust in the man-made. They pose profound questions about our durability and the importance of our schemes. They induce, I suppose, a modesty in us.

Robert MacFarlane – Mountains Of The Mind
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