The Team

Our team all share a passion for the mountains, a determination to share this passion with others and a commitment to deliver outstanding mountain experiences and to help each individual achieve their personal goals. It is our goal to ensure that your experience on a Mountain Tracks holiday or course exceeds all your expectations. 

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As a lead guide for Mountain Tracks and alpine mountain guide my aim is to pass on my passion for the mountains and provide a superb experience to match clients’ aspirations at all levels.

Over the last 20 years I have skied and climbed all over the world: from chasing powder in Russia to scaling dry rock in Yosemite and climbing vertical ice in Cogne.

As well as being an IFMGA-qualified international mountain guide, I’m also a member of the British Ski Mountaineering team and compete in the World Championships every year. I have also worked extensively in film and T.V. including stunt work for films such as “Touching the Void”.

 

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Nick founded Mountain Tracks in 2000. He is a member of British Mountain Guides (BMG) and has been a full IFMGA Alpine Mountain Guide since 1987.

He has been leading mountain expeditions on skis and on foot for almost 20 years and he has journeyed with clients to some of the most remote corners of the globe.

He started skiing in 1971 and his ski background includes racing as a junior and ski instructing in Scotland before settling into off-piste and back-country guiding. Today he is equally at home on alpine and telemark skis. During the 1990s, Nick was Director of Outdoor Education at Marlborough College.

Nick's vision for Mountain Tracks is to share with his clients his passion for the mountains and to help them enjoy the exhilaration and excitement of mountain adventure.

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I have been an IFMGA guide since the year 2000 and have 30 years of climbing and mountaineering experience. 

For me it all started on the gritstone edges of my home county Derbyshire and from a young age I was hooked on climbing and the mountains, many adventures and expeditions followed including notable new routes on Greenland’s big walls. In the 90’s I spent many years leading mountaineering expeditions in the greater ranges and summited on many high peaks of the Himalayas and the Andes. In the winter of 2012 I completed winter ascents of the north face of the Eiger, Matterhorn and Grand Jorasses. Solo climbing, both roped and un-roped has always been a special forte and over the years have completed numerous difficult solo climbs throughout Britain and the Alps.

I live on the edge of the Peak District with my wife Edyta and three young children Mia, Harry and James, close to the crags which is hugely important to me and enables me to climb whenever I have time.

Working with Mountain Tracks is positive and rewarding. The company is both innovative and personal, and as a mountain guide it’s great to be a part of this team. Our trips always offer unique and genuine mountain adventure. Within the ski world, we have more expertise in off-piste and ski touring than any other company - our clients truly benefit from this. My vision for the future is simply to continue to provide the highest quality mountain adventure possible for our clients.
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I am a fully qualified BASI Level 4 ski instructor and have over 16 seasons under my belt teaching in Scotland, New Zealand, Italy and France. Over the last 5 years I have been based in Les Trois Vallées where I am now a partner in Sweet Snowsports.
I have spent much of my career involved in instructor training, specifically coaching and managing long-term development programmes for up-and-coming instructors.
Off-piste skiing is not only a skill but also an art! There is no one ‘do it all' method; instead you require a whole host of techniques that you can blend to suit conditions. A skier must be able to identify what will work best: on any venture beyond the poles this can vary almost turn to turn. All of this has to be backed up by an awareness of snow pack, terrain and safety kit that you need to move in the environment as safely as possible.
Away from the slopes I am a mountain leader and focus on guiding personal development expeditions or teaching my other passions of scuba diving and marine conservation around the world.
I am delighted to be joining Mountain Tracks and firmly believe their off-piste performance courses are the best way for you to learn to truly explore the mountains, whether as an off-piste aspirant or as someone wishing to develop and tune skills.
Putting in the effort is worth it in the end: the freedom and thrill of off-piste skiing and exploring the backcountry is second to none in rewards!
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Klemen Gričar. Slovenian IFMGA Mountain Guide based in the Julian Alps.

We first met Klemen when he assisted on our Ski touring trip to the Julian Alps in March 2006 and it was clear from the outset that we'd met a very special talent!

I was born in Jesenice on 25.03.1967.

I'm based in Gozd Martuljek in the Julian Alps, Slovenia.  I qualified as an IFMGA Mountain Guide in 2003 and I was President of the Slovenian Mountain Guide Association from 2009-2013.

I've loved the mountains for as long as I can remember. It started in primary school when I was in the local mountaineering club. In high school I started climbing. Later I joined the mountain rescue team in Kranjska Gora and I have been a member of the rescue team since 1994.  I've been guiding for the past 11 years in the Alps and all around the world. Each year I usually guide for about 150 days.

Alongside my work, my family (wife, 2 children), travel and mountain photography are my passions.

- Languages: English, German, Slovenian

- Guiding skills: rock climbing, climbing routes, touring ski, ice climbing, winter climbing.

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Guido is an IFMGA guide from Italy based around the beautiful Dolomite mountains. He was introduced to the world of alpine mountaineering and skiing by his father at a young age.

After exploring the Julian Alps his attentions turned to the Central Alps with Mont Blanc, Monte Rosa and the Gran Paradiso areas of particular interest.

Guido has become one of our most popular guides and his fun-loving attitude, professionalism, respect for the mountains and happy smiling face will help make your holiday one to remember!

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I am a BASI level 4 and Swiss patente qualified ski instructor. I am based in Verbier and have been teaching for Mountain Tracks for the last 5 winters, having previously taught in Canada, France and Italy. From starting off on the plastic slopes of North Wales I have been lucky enough to ski all over the world including ski mountaineering trips to the Andes and the Karakorums in Pakistan.

Teaching off-piste is particularly rewarding as it enables people to experience the thrill and adventure of skiing in wild beautiful places. It's not an easy thing to master so it is always a fun challenge to bring the best out of people. Whether skiers are new to off-piste skiing or old hands there are always ways of improving, learning. and having fun!

From skiing powder in the forests to high alpine steep faces, off-piste skiing is an incredible experience and a passion of mine that I look forward to sharing with many more people in the future.

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“ I’ve been living and playing - I mean working - in the French Alps for almost 20 years now. Driven by an obsession with snow and mountains I have built my life in the Alps. My base is Meribel in the heart of the 3 Valleys in France and ever since I arrived in the hills I have been drawn to the off-piste and backcountry.

I learned to ski, or so I thought. Then joined the snowboard craze and promptly grew my hair and a goatee. I loved the sensation of floating on a board. Although I was finding limitations, especially with hiking so it was back to the planks and back to learning. To work as an instructor it took some doing and for a powder rat like me I found the days of wearing a cat suit and racing on piste nothing short of torture :)

Those days are in the rear view mirror and I am off-piste exploring wherever possible and my biggest buzz is teaching people how easy and accessible it is to get off the groomed trails. The wild look of someone that has just skied something they never thought possible is the best feeling.

I’m also a big believer in staying safe and calculating all risks. Teaching Mountain Craft and all the aspects of the mountain, like the weather and snowpack is intriguing and indispensable. Learn to make informed decisions and go rip...
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Floss is a British BASI Level 4 ISTD Ski Teacher based in the Espace Killy in France. She started skiing at the age of nine on a family ski holiday and whilst "learning to ski didn’t come easy", she is now one of a limited number of British female ski instructor qualified to the highest level in her profession.

Floss has been ski teaching all over the world for 16 years now and with 19 ski seasons under her belt (she says that makes her feel old!) she's still as passionate as ever.

Quite simply, Floss loves skiing and the mountains, and passing her passion onto others. A specific focus for her work is teaching women how to ski off-piste and to enjoy the backcountry.

Alongside her full ISTD ski teaching qualification, Floss also has great knowledge and experience about the how human body works and holds the Level 4 Sports Massage Diploma. She loves being fit and active which includes going surfing, running, playing golf, cycling, climbing and going to the gym.
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I've been in the mountains since I was a kid, and I practiced many sports, until I have devoted soul and body to the mountain, my great passion. I have been Alpine Guide since 2009 and I started to dedicate myself to this noble craft: the intention to communicate to others this my enthusiasm for mountaineering together with the necessary technical knowledge. I am lucky to visit so many beautiful places, every time a great discovery and adventure.

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I am the first American guide to obtain the IFMGA/UIAGM certification though the infamous ENSA or French guides school in Chamonix. I have been guiding since 1992 and since then have been making my living as a full time professional guide. I enjoy climbing and skiing in many of the world’s great mountain ranges and work extensively in the Alps for most of the summer and winter seasons.

I have a passion for providing safe, professional, quality guiding and take my job as a guide very seriously. I enjoy showing everyone from novice to expert great ski and climbing routes. I speak fluent French, some Italian and German and live in Germany with my family.
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Susie has been working for Mountain Tracks for 10 years and has a wealth of experience in the travel industry. She is based in our office in Chamonix, where she lives with her family, prior to Mountain Tracks she worked 'many' ski seasons in Chamonix starting life as a chalet girl cooking and cleaning then moving side-ways to repping, ski hosting, driving airport transfers and finally settling for an office based job at Mountain Tracks.

She knows Chamonix back-to-front, plus many other resorts around the Alps. She is an avid skier, ski tourer and enjoys pushing her skiing and touring each winter as time allows. Still seeking out to ski some of the famous steep lines around the Chamonix Valley and further afield. Other outdoor activities she enjoys are trail running, often challenging herself to 30 - 50 KM tail runs, mountain biking and flying her paraglider.

Susie looks after the sales of our Ski, Climb and Trek programme as well as running the client administration behind the scenes to make sure your holiday goes without a hitch. Booking the hotels, chalets, guides, instructors, transfers, equipment hire.... and making sure everyone has all the right information at the right time. When this is not keeping her busy she works on product development within each section of our programme to keep our portfolio of trips up-to-date, interesting and exciting.

If you call or email Mountain Tracks you will probably speak to, or hear back from Susie, if you have a question just ask, she is here to help and make your holiday as good as it can be.

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I am an independent ski instructor working in the Alps with over 30 years ski teaching experience in France, Italy, Switzerland and New Zealand.

I am passionate about skiing and love teaching the sport at all levels. I teach alpine, ski touring, cross country and telemark skiing.
Although I still get a kick out of introducing some one to the sport, my real love is developing a piste skier into on off piste powder hound! Whatever your age, ability or goals, I look forward to sharing my enthusiasm and knowledge with you this winter.
I am passionate about my teaching and adore the mountains at any time of the year.
I am based in the Lake District and over the summer I teach road cycling to school children. I live there with my husband and two boys who are all keen cyclists and skiers.

Qualifications
BASI ISTD International Ski Teacher Level 4
BASI Telemark Instructor
ISIA member
Full French Equivalence
American Avalanche AIARE level 2 Trainer

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