Donations were collected for Seven Trees in support of their Care Bag campaign in the lead up to International Women’s Day. The Care Bags were then packaged and a team of AIWC volunteers travelled to Seven Trees HQ to help out (well done, everyone!).
To find out more about Seven Trees, please see their website: https://seven-trees.org
Thanks also to our generous hosts, InterContinental Almaty.
Yes ladies and gentlemen, never forget we ❤️ both a good pun as well as some outdoor sports at AIWC!
Thursday mornings during the ski season are ski mornings, thanks to all round legend and ski club leader Tarryn who organises a brilliant day at Oi-Qaragai Mountain Resort. A wonderful team of instructors provides lessons in both English and Russian and naturally we enjoy a hearty lunch afterwards at the superb Aport Restaurant.
My chicken shashlik was literally inhaled, it was so tasty.
Last week we took a break from regular coffee scheduling to learn about one of our members’s mountaineering experiences.
Earlier this year, Nicole summited Lenin Peak, the tallest mountain in neighbouring Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. We learned what it takes to be a mountaineer: the preparation, the risks, and the specific considerations when you’re a woman climbing a mountain!
It was a fabulous presentation, and we are all in awe.