Please view our COVID-19 OPERATION PLAN to maximise your safety whilst enjoying outdoor activities with us.
RAW Adventures prioritise your safety in our Risk Assessments and operations at all times. This ensures you have an enjoyable day with us in the mountains, as well as appreciating how we work to maintain or increase your safety at all times.
Ross and Kate are Full Members of the Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team and are very much aware of the likelihood and consequences of the risks we encounter in mountainous environments. This drives us to use a practical and sensible approach to safety at all times for both ourselves and our clients.
We draw on our varied personal and work experience: in the mountains of Snowdonia, the Lake District, Mourne Mountains and highlands of Scotland, as well as other remote upland areas in the UK and high altitude destinations overseas. Not to mention many hours exploring countryside and coastal terrain with family, friends and Nonny Dog!
An element of identified risk is manageable. An elephant of risk is not!
We actively manage the safety of our operations in a number of ways:
- Regular reviews of formal Risk Assessments for all our activities to ensure they are relevant and include current good practice
- Consistently conducting dynamic Risk Assessments on events and not being afraid of changing plans if conditions or situations dictate
- Careful selection of experienced staff, holding nationally and internationally recognised outdoor awards and qualifications. Staff will be current in their Continued Professional Development and ideally members of the Mountain Training Association, Association of Mountaineering Instructors or other professional associations
- We have been inspected by the Adventurous Activities Licensing Service (AALS), on behalf of the Adventurous Activities Licensing Authority (AALA) to gain a licence for operating Hillwalking & Mountaineering, Rock Climbing and Abseiling for participants under 18
- We are an Approved Activity Provider (AAP) for the delivery of all aspects of the Expedition and Gold Residential sections of the Duke of Edinburgh Award
- We request and provide detailed information to both clients and Mountain Leader staff to ensure all parties are well informed prior to joining an event
- Asking for and acting upon any feedback given by clients and staff, especially regarding safety matters
- Choosing industry recommended and respected providers for insurance and legal advice
- We are committed to our own improvement and learning within the industry and take regular steps to refresh skills, embark on new training and Continued Professional Development (CPD)
- As individual members of The British Mountaineering Council (The BMC), we agree with and promote the education and understanding of the following Participation Statement from The BMC’s Mission Statements:
“The BMC recognises that climbing and mountaineering are activities with a danger of personal injury or death. Participants in these activities should be aware of and accept these risks and be responsible for their own actions.”
Please read our Participation Statement.