Neil started skiing in the Scotland when he hired lightweight tele gear and skied Cairngorm to Ben Macdhui. He was bitten and not by the midges! This was fantastic.
He toured in Norway, Sweden, Finland, New Zealand and Canada, covering vast distances because there was a problem - the skis only went straight!!
You've heard the phrase "turning is failure"? Back then turning was just impossible....
In 1995 Neil and Rosie opened Telemark Pyrenees. He's still totally crazy on freeheel skiing and now manages to link the odd turn - thanks to dramatic improvements in bindings and boots that have propelled the sport into the 21st century. In the summer Neil hikes and bikes, and tries to overcome his vertigo on via ferrata.

22 blog posts

Offpiste Safety - Val d’Aran Avalanche Video

This fascinating video combines footage of a real life emergency situation with an inquest into what went wrong, and what to do in the future. The avalanche occurred on the 6 th February 2019 in the Val d’Aran, central Spanish Pyrenees.


Test Report Salomon Shift MNC Bindings

The Salomon Shift has been very popular this winter. A brand new binding combining alpine performance with touring capability thanks to it’s innovative design, the Shift has received a lot of attention.


K2 Wayback 106 2020 Test Report

K2 have updated the iconic Wayback and Talkback touring series for this winter. 


Trekking Poles - How to Choose?

Trekking poles help you climb faster, descend safer with less fatigue and help you maintain balance on snow and on boggy terrain.


Climbing Helmets - How to Choose?

Always wear a helmet when climbing. You never know when you’ll encounter natural rock fall or dislodged debris. A good helmet will protect your head from both falling rocks, against impacts with fixed obstructions and if you take a fall.


Via Ferrata 2018 Lanyard Standards

In 2017 the international standard for energy absorbing via ferrata lanyards EN 958:2011 was replaced by a new standard EN 958:2017.



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