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Points North Heli

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Points North Heli-Adventures Inc.
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Guide Profile 

In 2011, PNH acquired a first of its kind permit from the US Forest Service. That winter, myself and co-guide Jeff Dostie were able to engage in a feasibility test scouting terrain for camps, ascents and descents in a non-motorized area of the Chugach Mountains of Alaska. In 2012, we welcomed four weeks of clients to glowing reviews with each new week bringing unlimited powder skiing as well as the establishment of several never before climbed or skied lines. In 2013, we did more of the same as 236 inches of snow fell on our camp during the season. In 2014, we established more new lines in one season than in the previous three years combined. In 2015, we welcomed Warren Miller Ent. to Tour Camp to film for a segment in their 66th ski movie. In 2016, the Tour Camp crew was able to make the first ever ascent of the mighty Sphinx. If you’re a backcountry skier this is the definition of a dream trip. As co-guide for the heli-touring program along with my partners Jeff and Wes, our leaders Kevin and Jessica, and the rest of the PNH crew, we invite you to come visit us in Alaska for the backcountry experience of a lifetime. We are currently taking reservations for 2017.

Online Press: Teton Gravity Research, ESPN, Freeskier, Snowbrains, Skiing-Blog, Unofficial Networks, Clean Snipe, Outside, Warren Miller Ent.Arctic Oven before and after, PowderJackson Hole Skier (pg. 64)

Print Press: Powder Magazine, December 2013 ; Skiing Magazine, December 2013; Frequency Magazine, 11.3; Outside Magazine, February, 2014 ; Skiing Magazine, November 2015

ICE AXE EXPEDITIONS

Guiding

Skiing at 79 Degrees North with Ice Axe Expeditions, Svalbard, Norway

Ice Axe Expeditions leads “once in a lifetime” trips to the North Pole, South Pole and the Amazon, as well as ski focussed trips to Svalbard ,Greenland, Iceland, Kamchatka and the Antarctic.

In 2009, I joined the Antarctica expedition and was able to help support Ice Axe as well as Warren Miller Ent. for the filming of a segment of their ski movie. You can check out some stories from that trip here. We had a great trip in 2016, we’re going back in 2017, and I’m thrilled to be invited to guide this incredible experience again. Contact me if you’re interested!

In May, 2013 I co-guided one of the many unique ski expeditions offered by Ice Axe Expeditions to Svalbard Norway. You can read more about that trip here. Imbedded within that article are links to several other online articles about the trip. You can also read about the expedition in the December issue of Freeskier Magazine.

In April, 2014 I was fortunate to be a member of a group of pro skiers and guides who set out to map and explore terrain near Sisimiut, Greenland. The people, experience and ski ability of the area is world class. Like our program in Alaska the opportunity to climb and ski never before touched lines are a major part of this expedition. Check out a story about our trip on backcountry.com

In April, 2015 I co-guided a group back to Sisimiut. We had exceptional conditions and look forward to bringing more people back in 2017. You can check out some photos and stories from the trip here and here. There’s also beautiful piece available in print and online from Ascent Backcountry Snow Journal. Please be in touch if you want ski in Greenland! And if you’re interested in Iceland here’s a few shots and words from our trip in 2016.

The top of a First Ascent, and soon to be First Descent, by the Ice Axe Expeditions crew in spring 2014. Come join us in 2015 to explore more lines like this one! Location: Sisimiut, Greenland

The top of a First Ascent, and soon to be First Descent, by the Ice Axe Expeditions crew in spring 2014. Come join us in 2016 to explore more lines like this one! Location: Sisimiut, Greenland

The Adventure Project

Inspirational ski touring is around every corner in Gulmarg. I was constantly blown away by views like this each time we got into the alpine. Photo: Jerrod Fast

Inspirational ski touring is around every corner in Gulmarg. I was constantly blown away by views like this each time we got into the alpine. Photo: Jerrod Fast

In February, 2015 I  guided for the Adventure Project in the Kashmir Himalaya. Gulmarg boasts some incredible skiing, although this is one of those trips that’s so much more than just making turns.  We’ll be offering guiding services from February 1st through March 15th across three different sessions of two week stints in Gulmarg for 2017. You can check out some photos and stories from our 2015 trip here and here.

I’m also going to Chile with the Adventure Project this August, and Japan in January and early February 2017. Be in touch is these trips interest you at all!

Perfect corn in the Manali region of the Indian Himalaya

Perfect corn in the Manali region of the Indian Himalaya.

Himalaya Alpine

Join us for Himalaya Alpine Camp this June! Exploratory backcountry skiing and ski mountaineering in the Indian Himalaya. 

Coming soon for 2017, ski expeditions to Manali, the Karakoram, India and Tibet.

Contact me for more details on skiing in Chile, Antarctica, Japan, Alaska, Greenland, Kamchatka and the Himalaya anytime!