Founder & Director of Element
Our super-energetic director Ruth has worn several hats: international mountain runner, teacher of literature, head of faculty at UWC Atlantic College, Race Director, Italophile, beekeeper and writer. She has a long and fond connection with Italy where she owned a remote house for over 20 years. Now based in the Black Mountains on the Welsh borders, there’s nothing she likes more than exploring ancient byways and landscape. It’s part of her mission in life to give people more confidence to head off up mountains and appreciate of ‘something of the wilder side’.