Anna is a Mountain Leader with a particular interest in sharing the stories of landscapes. Shona is a Life Coach and Counsellor. Our aim is to provide a supported environment in which participants can to learn new skills regardless of previous experience. Enabling you to come together with other women to spend three days walking, living, learning and connecting in remote and beautiful Highland settings.
There are two styles of journeys to choose from, Earth or Sky.
Earth journeys will be based around lower level routes, exploring forests, glens and foothills. During the 3 days there may be the opportunity to reach a mountain summit or two but this will not be the focus. These slower paced journeys will suit people for whom this is their first experience of hiking and wild camping or who prefer a more relaxed approach with plenty of
Sky journeys will head for higher ground. Weather permitting they will incorporate a number of mountain summits and involve travelling over some challenging steep and rocky terrain. They will be more physically demanding than the Earth routes. They are best suited to people who have some previous experience of hiking with a heavy bag and are looking to take their
Throughout the experience you will benefit from our professional guidance and coaching. Anna will take time to support the development of your outdoor skills and confidence. This will include the opportunity to work on navigation, route finding, movement through technical terrain, camp craft and other hill skills. Learning about the history, geology, flora and fauna of the landscape will be woven throughout the journey.
Shona will offer opportunities and skills to help you connect with the landscape, for your wellbeing and for the wellbeing of the planet. These include paying attention in present moment, unhooking from unhelpful thoughts, allowing emotion, growing in self compassion and listening to intuition.
Culture and Traditions, Fire, Ice and Rock, Plants and Animals
These journeys are guided by Anna Danby and Shona Macphearson. Anna is a qualified Mountain Leader with a background in Earth and Environment Science. She has a BSC in Environmental Science, PGDIP in Outdoor Environmental and Sustainability Education and 15 years of professional experience working in Science Learning based roles.
Shona is a Life Coach and qualified Counsellor. She specialises in outdoor talking therapies and is especially passionate about using nature as a medium to reconnect with ourselves and our planet. She has over 10 years of experience working with clients in this way.