Children’s Snow Safety Book With Fjord The Avalanche Rescue Dog Launches Crowdfunding Campaign

Caroline Elliot, a snow safety expert and qualified ski patroller who specialises in promoting safety on the ski slopes for children, is raising funds for her book, Fjord’s Mountain Mission.

Caroline, who has been working with avalanche dogs for over 10 years, has also spoken extensively in schools and at winter sports industry events and conferences, including on the main talk stage at The Telegraph Ski & Snowboard Festival in London.

The book will be published as an e-book version and then if the funding allows, there will be a print edition produced. Evgenia Malina, a professional commercial artist, is creating the 64 illustrations that will bring the book to life and make it appealing to the target age group of children between 5 and 12 years of age.

Fjord, a French flat coated Retriever, sadly died in 2020, but his name and legacy lives on in Caroline’s book and on her website Fjordsar. Caroline is now training her new dog, Källa, who will follow in Fjord’s footsteps, helping children around the country to learn about how to stay safe on the slopes.

Caroline said:

‘Fjord’s Mountain Mission’ is a magical account of a real avalanche dog and his mission in the snowy mountains. Through his adventures, your children can learn the essentials before they head to the resorts for their winter holiday, empowering them to enjoy their trip to the full. The book also has lots of helpful tips to keep safe and learn some fascinating facts about the life of a working avalanche dog and how to reduce your carbon footprint when visiting the mountains.

Caroline is hoping to raise £5,500 through a Go Fund Me page and is planning to release the book in time for the lead up to Christmas 2020.

All donators can opt to have their initials printed on an individual snowflake on the inside cover.

The Children’s illustrated book will be ready for Christmas in E book and printed form.

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Enticed into the winter wonderland when first embarking on a ski trip to the Alps when she was 10, Caroline spent every possible opportunity to return to the mountains, working as a ski rep for PGL, then ski instructing children's classes. Caroline had a quick flurry in the world of freestyle skiing, training in the disciplines of both ski ballet and aerials. She tried a variety of careers from guiding and interpreting to working as a jilaroo on a cattle station out in the bush in Australia to find herself being drawn gradually back to the mountains. Caroline then channelled her energies into becoming a ski patroller, becoming qualified in the French system to become a 'Pisteur Secouriste 1er Degré, and subsequently attended the Ecole National de Ski et d'Alpinisme (Chamonix) in 2011 to gain the ‘Pisteur Secouriste 2éme Degré. along with the specialsiation ‘Artifiicier’ – a controlled bomber to prevent avalanches.

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