Women's choir in the Cairngorms
Photo: Felicity Crawshaw

Some months have passed since the Into The Mountain performances and with this we have invited the amazing team of women who made it happen to share their reflections, thoughts and feelings after the event. From production to performing, guiding audiences and behind the scenes, all have taken something away from the collective experience of Into The Mountain into their daily lives and practices. Norma D. Hunter, of the choir, writes this:

“I walked with Simone in the early days of her thinking about women and walking and Nan Shepherd, we covered many miles physically and in thought around how we experience being in the hills as women. Years later I saw the call for the ITM choir and just knew I had to take part…comfortable with my walking ability less so with my vocal contribution, although quietly confident with my ability to at least hold a tune. I found myself coming home to a place where I was welcomed and appreciated and supported by the women around me, all united in the unfolding experience and delighting in the building anticipation of what was to come. We sang, walked and laughed and wondered at the beauty of the place and of our delicately balanced insignificance and importance there. We were led by the joyfully talented best and we responded from our hearts and souls.”