GORDON MENZIES - AST INSTRUCTOR
Gordy has been chasing an active lifestyle in the great outdoors for the length of his working career.
Growing up in Queenstown, New Zealand and taking 'Sickies' every powder day to ski with his Dad, he quickly realised that office life was not meant for him, and since, has been chasing snow and winter work around the globe.
Working as a ski patroller at the Remarkables and a heli-skiing guide in Queenstown during southern hemisphere winters, Gordy has travelled to Canada, Japan and the USA to work and ski during our off season.
Patrolling, guiding, teaching avalanche courses, skiing, eating, laughing and learning the entire time he has developed a love for helping others to explore and enjoy what winter has to offer, wether sunny spring corn laps, developing transceiver skills or 'submarining' through Japanese powder or the dreaded breakable crust you will see him with a smile.
Gordys Passion is for ski touring / mountaineering and has spent a lot of time amongst New Zealand and Canada's backcountry peaks in search of his next run.
MSC - Avalanche Stage 2.
NZMGA - Winter 1 Guide.
St John - Pre Hospital Emergency Care First Aid.
Canadian Avalanche Association Professional Member.
MSC - Avalanche Awareness Instructor.
James has been climbing for 5 years. He has been alpine climbing in the Mount Aspiring NP, Mount Cook NP in summer and the Remarkable and Darran Mountains in winter. He has completed routes in a variety of styles, for simple snow slogs to technical mixed (ice and rock) climbing to overnight big walls. James enjoys the seldom climbed winter terrain of Kosciuszko National Park and Mount Bogong in Victoria. He has put up new routes in Mount Cook national park. James has climbed rock routes all over Australia, from Tasmania to Arapiles to the Blue Mountains. His favourite type of rock climbing is to put up long new routes. When he’s not climbing, James is Splitboarding in Australia or New Zealand, and over the summers he is often found whitewater kayaking.