Main Range Backcountry Guides
Adam West - Owner, Avalanche Instructor & Guide
Adam is one of the owners of MRBC.
Snowboarding since first ski trip to Italy in 1999.
He started the MRBC guiding company with Dave Herring in 2011.
Specialty : Splitboard touring, Avalanche Instructor.
Favourite Australian zone : Carruthers Peak NSW, Razorback VIC.
Favourite international destination : Japan
Bucket list destinations : www.cloudride1000.com, Kamchatka, Chile and the Arctic Circle.
A member of Mountain Sports Collective, Avalanche Canada, CAA , Austraian Alpine Club and IATG and proud Supporter of POW and FOE.
DAVE HERRING - OWNER, AVALANCHE INSTRUCTOR & GUIDE
Dave's first job while still at school was taking people on horseback tours through the Snowy Mountains. His relationship with the Australian high country has continued ever since and he still loves touring through the Kosciuszko National Park in both summer and winter. After years of travel and skiing in many parts of the world and 10 years ski patrolling at Perisher, starting MRBC with Adam West was a natural progression.
Dave has driven a Kombi through Africa, sailed across the Atlantic and travelled from Alaska to Chile overland and by sea - adventure is in his DNA.
ASPA - Advanced Emergency Care Certification
CAA Avalanche Operations Level 1
Canadian Avalanche Association Active Member
Avalanche Safety AST1 and AST2 - Avalanche Canada
Specialty: AT Touring/camping/avalanche safety.
Favourite Aust Zone: The Sentinel
Pieta Herring - guide
Growing up in Canberra and skiing from a young age, my family were early members of Canberra Alpine Club. As a teenager I ski raced and then expanded my ski horizons to multiple seasons and many different mountains in the US and Canada. Over the last decade I have ventured further and more frequently into the backcountry, both in Australia and overseas. ‘Once you get a taste of the backcountry, the beauty, the peace, and your every run cutting fresh tracks, well you’re hooked’.
Avalanche Canada AST1 and AST2 Avalanche Safety Training
Advanced First Aid
LukA Szczepanik - Guide & AST1 INSTRUCTOR
CAA Avalanche Operations Level 1
Favourite snowboarding destination: Hakuba, Japan
Things to do list: Go boarding in Svalbard and Alaska.
I have been lucky to snowboard in Canada, Europe (Austria and Switzerland), Japan and Australia. Assisting at teaching AST courses, meeting and gathering experience that makes me appreciate the beauty of mountains and winter touring.
DAVE BAIN - MRBC AMBASSADOR
Dave began skiing the Kosciuszko backcountry as a little tacker on his father's back, where the mountains made a lasting impression. A love of surfing naturally guided a progression from fish scale skis, leather boots, free heels and woollen knickerbockers to a snowboard, and then ultimately the freedom of a splitboard. Dave continues to regularly tour the Australian backcountry, with a love of its unique environment. The many and varied lines of the western faces of NSW continue to draw him back again and again, chalking up one of the few snowboard descents of the southern chutes of Watsons Crags in 2012.
ANTONY VON CHRISMAR - MRBC AMBASSADOR
Antony was strapped in to skis at the tender age of 4, he became a milo kid missile, and eventually traded the two planks for a snowboard in his teens. In the search for steeper terrain and solitude, Antony transitioned to a splitboard and can often be found hunting for pow in the western faces of the main range.