Jordan's love for mountain sports was first born climbing on Peak Gritstone as a teenager, before Scotland sparked his skiing journey on the classic steep grade I/II gullies. Jordan researched avalanche decision making within climbers & skiers for his dissertation; giving him an intimate knowledge of the Scottish Highlands in their winter environment. Following on from his degree, he went straight into the heliski industry and has worked for heliski operations both in France and New Zealand. This allowed him to spend four years climbing and skiing in high-alpine terrain, furthering his knowledge in all aspects of climbing and ski mountaineering. During his final winter season in Tignes, Jordan joined forces with fellow ski mountaineers to write Tignes' Definitive Off-Piste Guidebook, including over 320 unique descents spread over 400 pages bursting full of detail.
To complete this, Kristian aims to run/hike 55 miles a day, catch 5-7 hours of sleep and consume approximately 8,000 calories each day.
The ultra marathon brand have flung all their shoe-making experience into the hiking market with three new pairs of walking boots
A handy bit of kit to help you make informed decisions in the backcountry
Two updates to old favourites plus a brand new option that looks rather nifty
We've got another premium pair socks up for grabs this week, with Smartwool's Print in Performance socks
Avalanche science – it's fascinating stuff
100% recycled and biodegradable. This new insulation is made with the planet in mind
Taking influence from classic, minimal alpine styling, these new packs look built to last
Looking for an affordable, technical tent? Robens' new Route series may have you covered..
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