International Mountain Day Summit 2011

International  Mountain Day 2011

The United Nations General Assembly designated 11 December as International Mountain Day. This day is an opportunity to create awareness about the importance of mountains to life and to build partnerships that will bring positive change to the world’s Mountains and Highlands. This year the theme is Mountains & Forests so what better way to mark it than be Mountain High on the 11th December and plant a tree.

Te read more click International Mountain Day 2011 Trip Notes.

Himalayan Retreat – September 2011

Join me for a fabulous 6 day, 5 night retreat in the Himalayas.  The retreat is from the 15th September to the 20th.  To download our full retreat details, click here.

What to expect ….

  • Hotel accommodation at the Shangri-La in Kathmandu & Pokhara
  • Three fabulous workshops with Julie
  • Daily Morning Meditation and Five Tibetans (yoga exercises)
  • Two afternoon hikes
  • Option to paraglide!!
  • Visit to the Boudanath – Tibetan Buddhist Temple

The perfect escape from the stress and strain of modern day life in the city.

Retreat Yourself Now!

Koh Samui Retreat – May 2011

To download our full retreat details, click here.

Block out your diary now for 5-9th May and join us for a fabulous 5 day retreat at the Absolute Sanctuary in Koh Samui.

  • Fabulous Accomodation
  • Healthy Meals from the Love Kitchen
  • Morning Meditation
  • The Five Tibetans
  • Workshop series
  • Elephant trekking & swim in the waterfalls
  • Beach walks , ocean swims
  • Spa & detox treatments


For more information and booking form email or call + 852 93144526  or +971 50 6595536.

Take a Leap of Faith on International Women’s Day!

The Centenary of International Women’s Day is coming up on March the 8th and I would love you to take a Leap of Faith with me!

I am teaming up with Alison Price of Women in Charge to find 98 women to join us to take a Leap of Faith from the Macau Tower, home to the world’s highest bungee jump. It will be the first time such an event has been held in the region so participants will be making modern day adventure history for women!  Women will have the opportunity to choose from one of three challenges off the tower: Sky Jump, Bungee Jump or the Skywalk, all under the expert supervision and guidance of the AJ Hackett team.

At the other side of fear is power – so we are calling all women to rise to the challenge and step out of their comfort zone and experience the exhilaration of taking a leap or walk of faith into a whole new world of possibilities.

The event will also raise awareness and funds for breast cancer under the umbrella of the Hong Kong Cancer Fund. Participants will be encouraged to have friends, clients, colleagues, family and corporate organizations support the event by making on-line donations direct to the Hong Kong Cancer Fund. Click on to donate.

The celebrations will continue with a special Women in Charge social gathering from 6.30-8.30pm at “Coast” in the Kinwick Centre, Soho.  The evening event is open to all women and provides a unique opportunity to network with a dynamic group of proactive women and be inspired by an incredible guest speaker for the night.

To register for the “Leap of Faith” event click here.  Registration costs just HK$300 and the actual jump fee will be the Macau Sky Tower fees – they are supporting the event by offering 20-40% off their regular prices!  Once you have registered simply send/email us confirmation of payment and you are all set to go!   For more information contact

For more information and to register for the Women in Charge evening event, contact or register online at

We are delighted to welcome the following sponsors – thanks for your support!

Women’s Adventure Challenge – South Africa

Live your wildest dreams NOW and join the ultimate South African adventure in Capetown this April 7-16th

Hiking to the Crystal Pools

Back to nature ... Back to You

Click below for full trip notes

Cape Celtic Women’s Challenge – South Africa

Give yourself the gift of adventure this April …. come back feeling totally refreshed and energized !

You only live once …. make it count !

Trip Leader : Louise Halmkan ( AKA : SB ! )

Paddle to the Penguins

Jules & Louise – Mountain High Women with a passion for adventure

Power Your Confidence

On Friday 21st January I ran my first lunch time seminar on Confidence for a group of lawyers and bankers in Hong Kong at the offices of Paul Hastings in the Bank of China Tower.

What a fantastic opportunity to connect with such a dynamic group of women and share NLP tools and techniques to empower women to take confident action in all areas of their lives.

Power Your Confidence Seminar

“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the things which you cannot do”      Eleanor Roosevelt

Key Beliefs of confident women :

1.There is no such thing as failure – only feedback

2.The past does not equal the future

3.I can learn all I need to learn

4. I do not takes things personally

5. I keep my word impeccable

6. I do not make assumptions

7. I am the most powerful being in my universe


Have a great day …. and take confident action in all you do !


10 steps to Self Empowerment

Connect with Nature

The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step . Everyday take steps to move you forward along the path of empowerment and live with passion and purpose.

Here’s 10 steps in the right direction :

1. Know your purpose – what is your life’s mission ? Knowing this will give you clarity and focus

2. Be decisive – make decisions and trust your intuition, when you delay in making decisions you give away your power

3. Hang out with empowered people – You are the combination of the five people you spend the most time with so choose wisely

4. Get in to action – take charge of your health  and exercise daily – anything to change your physiology  and get the endorphins flowing !

5. Invest in yourself , take time out every day just for you – read , meditate , listen to inspirational music , soak in a hot bath, be a human BEING instead of a human DOING

6. TAKE ACTION – do it , do it right , do it right now !

7. Set Goals – dreams with dates on them , be specific, visualize your self achieving your goals , see what you see , feel what you feel , hear what you hear – make a movie in your mind and put yourself in the starring role

8. Have an attitude of gratitude – every morning when you wake up think of 3 things to be grateful for and write them down in your gratitude journal – the more times you say thank you the more things you  will find you have to say thank you for !

9. Be the change you want to see in the world – private victory proceeds public victory, change is an inside job and it starts with YOU

10. Nurture your spirit of adventure –  re visit your bucket list and choose one form it NOW and do it !  Join a Mountain High adventure or retreat.

You  have one life …. make it count !

Cape Celtic Women’s Challenge – South Africa , April 2011

The ultimate South African adventure awaits you !

Mountain High is looking for 13 women with a spirit of adventure and ” can do ” attitude for this AMAZING  10 day multi-activity challenge.  April 7-16th 2011.

Trip highlights include : Hikes to the crystal pools, table mountain , Cape of Good Hope & Elgin Valley, Kayaking in Penguin Colony, Shark cage diving , water  ski-ing, mountain biking, quad biking, wine tour , retail therapy, Robben Island, spa, yoga and beach bootcamp and FABULOUS accoommodation at the Celtic Manor in Gordon’s Bay.

For full trip dossier and booking forms contact :


Cape Celtic Women’s Challenge 2011

Mountain High’s Annual South African Adventure

Cape Celtic Woman’s Challenge.  Join Louise and Jane for this epic adventure in Capetown, South Africa.

Trip Highlights

  • Hike to Crystal Pools, Cape of Good Hope ,Table Mountain & Elgin Valley
  • Kayaking to Penguin Colony
  • Shark  Cage Diving
  • Water- skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Quad Biking
  • Winer Tour & tastings
  • Capetown Sightseeing Tour & Robben Island
  • Spa  & Yoga
  • Retail Therapy

For full trip dossier and booking form contact us.

New Year New You – 2011 Your Best Year Yet

Inspired for Life

Light Your Fire

There are years full of questions and years that answer. Let 2011 be the year that answers are discovered and lived in a transformative year of positive energy  &  self discovery. Re -ignite your fire and begin to live your wildest dreams. Dreams give birth to change. Instead of resoloutions  write down your most private aspirations. Take a leap of faith and begin this wondrous new year by believing. Believe in yourself and know that there is a source of energy for you to draw on – just waiting to be asked for help to make your dreams come true.

You only live once so live a life you love and love the life you live. Questions are the answer – what questions are worth asking for you. Live your questions ! Here;s 10 powerful questions to make 2011 your best year yet :

1. What did I  accomplish in 2010

2. What were my biggest disappointments in 2010

3. What did I learn in 2010

4.How do I limit myself and how can I stop

5.What are my personal values

6.What roles do I play in my life

7.Which role is my major focus for 2011

8.What are my goals for each role

9.What are my top ten goals for 2011

10. How can I make sure I achieve my top ten goals

I wish you 365 days of bright sunny mornings and starlit nights, 52 promising weeks, 12 transformative months full of endless possibilities and 4 splendid seasons –  A YEAR OF ABUNDANCE

Here’s the article published in Inside DB