Capturing the Image – Shooting Spindrift

In late August I had a last minute assignment from Lowe to shoot their new range of Alpine Attack packs. As I also work with Rab and Lowe as a supported  athlete they asked me to write a little about the logistics of how we got these images! August is prime time for...
Goulotte Profit Perroux, Aiguille du Midi

Goulotte Profit Perroux, Aiguille du Midi

Having been working flat out all summer for my first season as an Aspirant Guide here in the Alps, I have had very little time to climb for myself. For the last 10 days since I finished working my legs have felt wrecked, but the conditions on the Jorasses and other...
Y Couloir, Aiguille Verte

Y Couloir, Aiguille Verte

We arrived at Montenvers and looked across the Mer du Glace to where we were heading and were somewhat bemused by the lack of snow in evidence. It looked almost like summer conditions from down below. We discussed ditching the skis but eventually, and thankfully,...
Racing the PDG…

Racing the PDG…

The final and most popular race of the Ski Mountaineering season has come around – the Patrouille des Glaciers, organised by the Swiss Army. The full course runs from Zermatt to Verbier, 4000m ascent over 53 km. It now attracts so many competitors that there are...
Pre PDG training…

Pre PDG training…

In the last little period before the Patrouille des Glaciers (classic high mountain ski race between Zermatt and Verbier) we’ve been getting out trying to keep fit and acclimatised. With Misha Gopaul and Ben Barsdley I headed over to Verbier to recce the last...