ABOUT ME

I was brought up in the West Highlands of Scotland and have been skiing and climbing from a young age. The local hills of Ben Nevis, Glencoe and the Cairngorms provided a rugged training ground and instilled a lifelong passion for the mountains. Thirty years, and many adventures around the world later, I am as enthusiastic as ever about all disciplines of mountaineering and skiing and still striving to improve my level.

 

I am a British Mountain Guide and hold the IFMGA qualification, the highest mountaineering and ski guiding qualification available, and a legal requirement to Guide in the European Alps.

I am very passionate about my work as a Mountain Guide and gain a huge amount of satisfaction out of helping my clients get the best out of themselves whatever the terrain or objective; a first rock climb, a hard alpine peak or deep powder skiing.

I live in Chamonix year round with my wife Rhona and 10 year old son Fraser, and when not working, skiing or climbing, I enjoy trying to keep up with them on their mountain bikes!

My Experience

I’m a mountain sports ‘allrounder’ and enjoy skiing, climbing and mountaineering of all grades and levels. While I thrive on pushing myself on a technical rock climb or steep ski, I’m equally happy on a classic ridge or alpine peak.

A few mountain experiences which really stand out for me are:

 

  • The North Face of the Eiger, 1938 Route.
  • Colton-Macintyre, North Face of the Grandes Jorrasess
  • West Pillar, ScheideggWetterhorn
  • Hundreds of Scottish Winter Routes, including new routes up to VIII,8
  • Hundreds of rock climbs throughout the UK up to E6 and 7c.
  • Many classic Chamonix and La Grave steep skis such as Marbrees and Cosmiques Couloirs, Glacier Rond, Pan de Rideau.
  • New Ice Routes in Aurland, Norway up to WI6.
  • Guiding in the Antarctica Peninsula.

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