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The end of an era – Michael Rutland retires from tour leading in Bhutan
After 16 years of leading cultural tours in Bhutan for Mountain Kingdoms, we are sad to say that Michael Rutland is finally taking a well-earned rest and retiring from the role.
Seraphina’s Arctic Challenge
At the end of last month our ever adventurous Reservations Manager, Seraphina, completed an Arctic marathon on skis to help raise thousands of pounds for a breast cancer charity. Here she is at the end of the epic challenge (pictured centre in a purple jacket).
Giving some Christmas joy to Romanian families
For several years our Flights Manager, April, has been sending Christmas ‘shoe boxes’ full of toys, colouring books, pens, toiletries and other practical items to orphans and disadvantaged families in Romania. But this year April, together with other members of Charfield Chapel, travelled to Romania to distribute the boxes in person.
Steve Berry’s book, ‘Straight up’ - add it to your reading list!
Full of tales of high mountain adventures, encounters with bears, escapes from avalanches, summit successes and failures, near death accidents and blossoming romances.
New Brochure - Celebrating 30 Years as Walking, Trekking & Adventure Specialists
On 1st September 1987 Steve Berry and his business partner opened for business in a little attic office in Bristol. In those far off days we were called Himalayan Kingdoms, as the Himalaya was, and remains to this day, Steve's favourite corner of the world.
Niki’s Half Marathon Success
Operations Manager, Niki, took on the challenge of Cardiff half marathon, finishing with an impressive time of one hour, 29 minutes and 27 seconds, coming first in her age category - an amazing achievement!
Super Liz does it again
Whilst most of us at Mountain Kingdoms find the thought of trekking round the Mont Blanc massif enough of a challenge, our superhuman Operations Manager, Liz, decided to run round the mountain instead – in a single day!
Full day-by-day itineraries online alert
Recently, within our summer newsletter mailing, we promoted our new online itineraries. Unfortunately, due to technical issues, these itineraries did not display correctly between 31st July and 9th August. This issue has now been resolved and you can now find all the information you need about every Mountain Kingdoms holiday with a single click of your mouse.
Simply go to the relevant holiday page, click on the itinerary tab and you will instantly see what you will be doing, where you will be staying and what meals are included for every day of the trip. You can also download and print a copy of the detailed itinerary for all of our small group holidays.
Jim rides the trail to raise money for Malawi
Last month, our Senior Operations Manager, Jim, took part in a thrilling mountain bike challenge in Wales. Not only did he come third in his event but raised the fantastic sum of £550 for Temwa - a charity that supports sustainable development projects in northern Malawi, one of the poorest countries in the world and close to Jim’s heart since his first visit there over 10 years ago
Congratulations to our ultra marathon winner
When most of us at Mountain Kingdoms take a holiday we normally do some walking or trekking, but for one member of the team a recent trip to the Azores included an incredibly challenging 70km race.
Last weekend, our intrepid Operations Manager, Liz Noakes, successfully ran the Blue Island Trail Ultra Marathon on the island of Faial in the Azores.
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