I’ve decided that, in the current university and research institution climate, that it is better to be freelance, so I’ve gone back to the wilderness and set-up a company to share my love of natural history and hillcraft. Hills of Hame is slowly taking shape. It deals with my outdoor and fieldwork skills, including my far-from-help medic work. I took, but failed my Mountain Leader (Summer) Assessment but gained a lot from trying and plan to do my Hill and Moorland Leader Assessment sometime in 2015 as a stepping stone to re-assessment. I’ll be writing about those experiences soon.
I do have a first paid project coming up for Hills of Hame but I did my first gig in the Pentlands last week for some assistant leadership experience and a night out on the hills.
You can follow what is happening with Hills of Hame and read my first blog post here