So I realise that there are 2 questions wrapped up in the title of this first blog. Firstly why should you choose Mountain Relish, and secondly why have I chosen the name Mountain Relish?
After being in the Verbier area for over 10 years I have decided to finally start my own project. The reason for this is that I want to have more control, and be able to offer clients more than I could while working for somebody else.
The idea is to offer skiing and snowshoeing during the winter months, and to offer hiking, running and activity days during the summer. I am also offering coaching and training for running as well as lots of different mountain skills that will help people become safer and more independent in the mountains, as well as potentially helping people towards their own qualifications.
To answer the first question briefly I am both very well qualified, and I am also extremely experienced. I am somebody for whom integrity and professionalism are very important and so you can trust that I will always do my best for you as a person and as a client.
Also I genuinely appreciate how fortunate I am doing a job where I get to help people have amazing experiences in the mountains. Whether that is somebody experiencing an amazing view in the mountains, or making a technical breakthrough on their skis it is such a privilege to be able to be a part of those special moments.
That leads me to the second question that is tied up with the title. Why have I chosen the name Mountain Relish? I realise that most people’s first thought when they hear relish is about food, but obviously the non-food based definition of relish is very different, and is about gaining a lot of enjoyment from something.
For me this second definition reflects perfectly how I feel about the mountains and what they give me. Ultimately the activities that we do in the mountains are about enjoyment and satisfaction. For me the name Mountain Relish encapsulates this, while not being too pretentious or taking itself too seriously.
So here I go with this new venture, and hopefully a chance to help more people relish the mountains.