Skiing is a passion and a way of life. 

If it's got snow on it, it's skiable - not necessarily sensible, but skiable.

I'd rather be on the mountain thinking about science than in the lab thinking about skiing


In professional life, I'm a scientist, academic and entrepreneur. But my passion is skiing, and each winter season brings its own special adventures. To see what I'm up to, keep track, or to engage with others, follow me on Twitter @couloirjunkie



Research groups



Pictures


Val D'Arpette, looking towards VerbierThe Val D'Arpette from the Col Des Ecandies having climbed the former before descending the latter.



The Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix





After walking down to ridge, putting skis on to go across the Glacier to Courmeyeur

The Matterhorn


From Cervinia on the Italian Side

Schindlergrat, St Anton



East face, the other side from the chutes

Parc Vanoise




At the bottom of the Couloir above Plan du Lac

David Bates

couloirjunkie@yahoo.co.uk

Last edited, 2/4/2018