Alistair was first introduced to the Alps on a school skiing trip at the age of eleven and has been in love with mountains ever since. He is a qualified International Mountain Leader, Wilderness Medical First Responder and yoga teacher, and has been living in the Chamonix Valley for over 7 years. A visit to the Grosglockner glacier in Austria in 2008 made him realise the seriousness of global climate change, and selfishly he wanted to indulge his passion for skiing before snow and winter sports became a thing of the past, so in 2012 he quit his job in London, packed up his life and moved to the Alps, and has been here ever since.
Realising we all have a personal responsibility to lessen our impact on the planet he now eats a plant-based diet, has not owned a car for over 6 years and has gone from a career of traveling the world incessantly to staying in one place and connecting with nature that can be accessed from his home. Having used yoga as part of his training plan for the Sydney Marathon in 2014, Alistair saw how complimentary yoga could be in maintaining strength and flexibility for outdoor sports. He qualified as a yoga teacher in 2015 and has been teaching ever since, helping mountain sports athletes and enthusiasts in the Chamonix valley.
Alistair spends his winters ski mountaineering and the summers running, hiking, mountaineering and paragliding. His passion for running allows him to connect with nature and brings balance to his life – he finds mountain running a meditative, soul-full practice.