Some photos from our First Steps in Winter course a few weeks ago. If you are attending one of our future courses and have the chance to take a few photos (if you are not too busy learning lots of useful new skills), then please do share them to our Facebook group Mountain Aid Supporters . These photos all taken by and copyright of our course provider Andy Cloquet of Outdoor Adventures Scotland.
The Mountain Aid trustees were saddened to hear of the passing away of former committee member / volunteer, Annie Bell. During her time, Annie was an active volunteer with us and Mountain Aid was a cause close to her heart.
Our most enduring memory of Annie is the day her daughter Sally and friends were taking part in the Mountain Aid fundraiser, Ben Nevis High Tea. Sally and her companions slogged their way up Ben Nevis (but at least were rewarded with their High Tea when they got there), and then back down again. Only to discover that that the volunteer with the relaxing day at the foot of the mountain was none other than her mother Annie.
Sally and her sister Catherine have set up a PayPal fundraiser for Mountain Aid in memory of their mother. You can contribute to the Annie Bell Memorial fundraiser at
At the time of writing £320 has already been raised. These money will be used to fund training courses for new hillwalkers, provide mountain safety talks, and other mountain safety related initiatives.