A fearless freeride skier and a fully qualified mountain guide, Sam is uniting his twin passions for skiing and alpinism to create unique adventure expeditions on big mountains around the world. His ambition is to explore high-altitude locations and test his skills on steep slopes everywhere from Bolivia to Nepal. It is in these extreme environments where he feels the greatest sense of adventure. He likes embracing the conflicting feelings of being in control of his actions but also having to front up to the unexpected challenges of nature.
Date of birth: 28th Sep 1986
Favourite Book: The Stonemasters
Favourite Movie: The Blues Brothers
Favourite Meal: Salmon steak with rice and spinach
Favourite Music: Wolfmother, Led Zeppelin, Rammstein, Stiller Has…
Best advice: You cannot control everything so listen to your gut feeling.
What inspires you? Intense challenges
Words to live by: Do what you want, but do it right!
Favourite fitness exercise: Trail running and mountain biking