It is a great regret that at 38 I was rather a late starter to skiing but have tried to make up for lost time since, managing to fit in two or three weeks a year since. I particularly enjoy the challenges of off-piste but any day on the slopes is a good one. My favourite ski area is the Jungfrau, particularly Grindelwald with its fabulous charm and setting beneath the North face of the Eiger.
Off the slopes I enjoy walking the Manx hills with my wife and dog Georgie, I also compete in Enduros (cross country motorcycle races) and ultra long distance race walking.
I practice Homeopathy and the Bowen technique in and around Birmingham.(Bowen technique is a light touch therapy very good for skiing injuries etc ) Don't let the health stuff put you of, I enjoy a laugh and a good drink like most leaders.
I love the outdoors, and the combination of snow and mountains creates a special attraction. For many years I have introduced friends and family to skiing, helping them to develop and share in a great sport and environment. I saw being a Rep as a chance to meet new people, make friends, and share this passion.
My other passion is rugby, which I played for over 30 years, and have also coached and refereed.
I also enjoy scuba diving, which I have pursued in many countries, and one of the most interesting was an ice-dive at Tignes-le-lac.