14–22 October 2023 309 days to go! #SnowShow

Caroline Elliott

Skiing from an early age ignited a fire in Caroline’s belly to be in mountain environments which she has managed to achieve for most of her working life.

From that first love of skiing, she went on to train in freestyle skiing (balletic and aerials) and then moved on to ski instructing in Austria and Australia. Following this, she developed a specialism in ski patrol in France, overcoming the many challenges necessary to achieving those qualifications. Later, she would work as an avalanche dog handler with the Fire Brigade in their specialised mountain rescue unit, working with Fjord, her much-missed faithful companion. Nowadays, you’re more likely to see Caroline in the mountains of Cumbria swimming in the mountain tarns or exploring the beautiful, rugged landscape with Källa, her second and equally loved flat coated retriever.

Mountains have brought Caroline great joy. While awe inspiring and life enhancing, mountains also demand respect as there are potential dangers for those with a lack of knowledge. Whilst the winter resorts were shut, she had time to reflect on all that mountains have taught her. She slowly gathered all her snow adventures together along with precious memories Fjord. Little by little she created a children’s book, Fjord’s Mountain Mission, a book all about how to stay safe in the winter resorts.

Prevention is so much better than dealing with the consequences of poor decisions on mountains. Caroline wants everyone to feel the deep joy she has felt there, but she also wants everyone to be safe.