Skiing is a passion and a way of life.
If it's got snow on it, it's skiable - not necessarily sensible, but skiable.
In professional life, I'm a scientist, academic and
entrepreneur. But my passion is skiing, and each winter
season brings its own special adventures.
I'd rather be on the mountain thinking about science than in the lab thinking about skiing
To see what I'm up to, keep track, or to engage with others, follow me on Twitter @couloirjunkie
From 2012 onwards, I have been part of a group
attempting to ski tour across the Alps. We started in
Ischgl in Austria and have so far reached Bardonecchia
in Italy, skiing one week a year from hut to hut (where
possible). This incredible adventure is chronicled in
the below pages
Part One. Ischgl - Klosters - The Silvretta Tour
Part Two. Klosters-Andermatt - the Thwarted tour
Part Three. Andermatt-Lotschental - The Bernese Oberland
Part Four. Lotschental-Verbier - The Injury Prone Tour
Part Five. Verbier - La Thuile - The Reverse Haute Route
Part Six. La Thuile-Bardonecchia - The Sunny Tour
Links to my favourite couloirs, and ones I want to ski
but haven't yet
Schindlergrat Chutes (St Anton)
ENSA couloir (Chamonix)
Arlenmähder Chutes (St Anton)
King Marley's Chute (Stuben)
Grand Couloir (Courchevel)
Lanserlia Couloir, Parc Vanoise
Hangman's Hollow (Mammoth Mountain)
Sudain (now Couloir Extreme, Blackcomb)
Pallisades (Alpine Meadows)
Scott's Chute (Snowbird)
Le Giraffe (Andermatt)
Marinelli (Monte Rosa)
Baldy Chutes (Alta)
Corbett's Couloir (Jackson)
Alta Sucks - a couple of
days when Alta was at it's worst (i.e. still pretty
Armada TSTs - taking out my Armada's for the first time.
Losing it Big - What happens when Westward Ho is really big at Alta
Family St Anton - a reminder of what the kids were like 7 years ago!