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    Kristina Wetter

    Kristina Wetter

    Supportive | Friendly | Patient,

    Mini Bio

    I grew up in Germany, and for the last 20 years, l have lived in Switzerland, Australia, Germany, and the UK for the last 13 years. I started my professional career as a social support worker, working in a residential setting with adults with learning disabilities, but then started the process of becoming an Outdoor Facilitator in 2001.

    I have worked full-time as an Outdoor Instructor and Expedition Leader since 2006 – first for two years in Australia, then briefly back in Germany/Austria, and, since 2011, here in the UK, where I started in North Wales for the first three years.

    After living in the Lake District in England for almost ten years, I recently moved to the Cairngorm National Park in Scotland, where I have spent a few winters over the years.

    Places to Play

    I love to be in the mountains. In the hills of the UK, I love to walk and scramble. In the Alps or other higher altitude ranges around the world, I love trekking through them. Winter is possibly my favourite time of the year to go walking, mountaineering or snowshoeing – perfect!

    I first came to Scotland in 2012, working as a lifty at Cairngorm Mountain for the season. Since then, I have spent a few winters in Scotland, in the Cairngorms and on the west coast, specifically in preparation for completing my Winter Mountain Leader qualification. I also had numerous trips at other times to explore other areas – the more I see of the Scottish Highlands, the more time I need to spend there.

    Not a lot of people know this

    One year, for a ‘winter job’, I taught introductory English at a language school for adults whilst living back in Germany in 2009.

    Qualifications Read More
    • International Mountain Leader
    • Winter Mountain Leader
    • Summer Mountain Leader
    • RCI
    • BCU/UKKC L2 Paddle Sport
    • WEMSI Wilderness Emergency Technician
    • ILM L5 Certificate in Leadership and Management
    Experience Read More

    Over the last 18 years, I have worked with a large variety of groups, from young people to adults. I have worked in various outdoor settings, from facilitating individual days for groups or individuals (mainly on the hill, but sometimes ghyll scrambling or rock climbing) to multiday expeditions and walking holidays.

    Besides my work here in the UK, I have led expeditions in various countries of South America, India, Nepal, Tanzania (including Kilimanjaro), and Morocco (including Toubkal). I have led walking holidays in the Alps and Poland and taken snowshoe trips to Norway and Sweden. I like to get to know the groups and individuals I am working with, hear their ‘stories’, and support them in having a great and safe time away with good experiences – whatever their reason/objective to come along may be.

    Biggest Adventure Read More

    Not sure if it is the biggest adventure, however probably the most ‘impactful’ adventure I had in my life was a month long trip to Southern Africa, which included a 21 day trip on an overland truck going from Cape Town to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, via Namibia and Botswana in 2000. This trip triggered a total change in my life from being in a rather settled, well-paid job as a social support worker in Switzerland to becoming an Outdoor Instructor and Expedition Leader.

    Specialist Subject Read More

    I do like cheese; on a trip in the Alps, I like to include a visit to an alpage that still makes and sells their own cheese. I haven’t tried all of the Scottish cheese, but I am sure there is some scope there – perhaps with oatcakes?

    Apart from that, I know a bit about a lot of things. Crucially, whenever I don’t know the answer, I am good at doing quick research to deliver the answer later.

    Book a trip with Kristina

    Trip / DepartureAvailabilityStatusPriceBook
    Wilderness Walking – The Isle of Skye
    11th May - 17th May 2024 Women only departure
    1 place(s) leftGuaranteed £2,695Book Now
    Wilderness Walking – Northumberland and The Lake District
    22nd Jun - 28th Jun 2024
    6 place(s) leftGuaranteed £2,295Book Now
    The West Highland Way
    26th Aug - 2nd Sep 2024
    6 place(s) leftGuaranteed £2,695Book Now
    Luxury Walking – Highlights of the Highlands
    7th Oct - 16th Oct 2024
    8 place(s) leftAvailable £5,495Book Now

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