The traineeship offers a package of training and support to mark out a practical route for women to overcome some of the social and practical barriers facing them in accessing Scotland’s mountainous landscapes. This exciting new collaboration is born out of a commitment to support more women to access the hills and work within the outdoor industries.
From the outset, Into The Mountain has investigated the historic and current roles women have played in informing our experience of Scottish landscapes. The project aims to shift the conversation and culture around mountaineering from a male-dominated narrative of conquer, adrenaline and high peaks, to instead promote more diverse understandings and relationships with mountains from multiple perspectives.
The Into The Mountain Traineeships aim to form a legacy of this project and these women’s stories, and together with Mountaineering Scotland will practically support two more young women to access the hills and relevant training towards becoming Summer Mountain Leaders.
For details and to apply, visit the Into The Mountain website.
About Into The Mountain
Into The Mountain is an arts and performance project by artist and choreographer Simone Kenyon. Inspired and informed by the lyrical and embodied prose of Nan Shepherd’s 1974 book, The Living Mountain, the project explores and celebrates women’s encounters with high and wild places. The project has been developed with women who walk and work in the Cairngorms over the past 6 years and culminated in May 2019 with a series of guided walks and performances for a live audience. All aspects of the project have been informed, created and delivered by women.
About Mountaineering Scotland
Mountaineering Scotland is a not-for-profit organisation and the national representative body for people that take part in hill walking, climbing, mountaineering and snowsports touring in Scotland. We aim to promote self-reliance, safety and responsible enjoyment of Scotland’s hills, mountains and indoor climbing walls by people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities through information, inspiration and training. We also campaign on behalf of our members to promote sustainable mountain environments and protect access rights.