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. 


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”.


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!

Born and raised in the mountains, Pat's passion for winter sports started at a very young age. He made the switch from skiing to snowboarding in 1999 and hasn't looked back since, venturing off with his snowboard & splitboard to find the best of the backcountry. 

To take his passions to the next level and kickstart his professional career Pat completed a Masters Degree in Hospitality, Tourism and Recreation and became a qualified snowboarding instructor.

After spending 7 seasons in the Alps as an instructor and rep, Pat moved back into holiday sales and now is an integral part of the Mountain Tracks team.

He is also a keen sailor, hiker, climber, bushcraft enthusiast and is passionate about all board sports.

Pat brings his passion for the mountains, enthusiasm, experience and knowledge to make your experience with Mountain Tracks as smooth and enjoyable as possible.

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.

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.


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!


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.

“ 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...
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.

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.


I've started rock climbing on the granite outcrops of Dartmoor and the sea cliffs of south-west England as a teenager.

My love of the mountains has led to adventures on six continents from sea stacks to the high Himalaya.

Twenty years on, I now share the enthusiasm for the mountains year-round, quite simply – 'I have the best job in the world!'


Sandy Allan was born and raised in Dalwhinnie in the Highlands of Scotland and has been climbing since his teens.  He qualified as an IFMGA/BMG guide in 1993. Since the 1980s he has established many hard new winter and mixed climbs in Scotland and in the Himalaya. He has guided clients to the summits of many of the highest mountains in the world including Mount Everest and Cho Oyu.  As well as guiding in the Himalaya, he has been involved in many expeditions including Muztagh Tower, Lhotse West and the Scottish Direct Route on the south face of Pumori. In 2012 he completed the first ascent of one of the Himalaya’s most coveted, unclimbed climbs – the Mazeno Ridge of Nanga Parbat and was awarded the Piolet d’Or in 2013.

Sandy will act as a Course Director for all Scottish courses and if for some reason he will not be able to guide them he will select a qualified UK mountain instructors and leaders or another IFMGA guide. We select these instructors with care and many of these are members of the Association of Mountain Instructors (AMI)

Winter or summer, climbing or skiing, soaring in my paraglider high above the ground; it doesn’t matter if I am guiding or just having fun with friends, I am just happy when I am in the mountains. Guiding for me is not a job – it is a state of mind and a lifestyle. Winter in the mountains has always been a special time when I get to indulge my passions for skiing, ice climbing and even Himalayan expeditions. I have spent a lot of time working as a ski instructor, and in 2014 I became an IFMGA qualified mountain guide, allowing me to guide off-piste and tours to my heart’s content! I love to show off secret ski lines in Zinal or Chamonix to my clients or explore all over the Alps and Slovenian mountains on skis with them. In the summer, I am guiding all over the Alps – it is great to reach the top of a high mountain with clients, no matter the season. It is my pleasure to be part of the Mountain Tracks’ team!
Andrey ‘Andrew’ Golovachev, is an IFMGA aspirant ski guide, an avid alpine climber and a devoted adventure photographer. Organized and guided trekking expeditions, climbs and ski tours in Tajikistan’s Pamirs, Patagonia, Peru, Morocco, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Siberia, Caucasus and Kamchatka. A full member and meets the organiser of the British Alpine Club. Travelled to over 40 countries. Lived in the UK for 4 years. Certified first aider and holder of Canadian Avalanche Association Pro Level 1 equivalent certificate.

The mountain guide’s obligation to clients is not only to guide them safely through the mountains. Before the tour starts, he/she gives personal advice to the client and supports him/her in selecting the right tour. Mountain guides have a basic education in geology, fauna and flora and know the mountains and their history. 

Consequently, a mountain tour becomes a life experience for the client. The guide does not only lead the way but is also a coach providing advice and motivation. He/she helps ambitious clients to improve technically and physically. Often the mountain guide accompanies his/her client for many years all over the world. This is the basis for friendships that last for a lifetime. 

Safety is an important issue in mountaineering. Humans are looking for recreation and adventure in the mountains. In mountaineering, as in life, there is a certain residual risk that cannot be eliminated. Mountain guides are professionally trained to reduce this residual risk. Their high-quality education is focused on safety and their ample experience helps the mountain guide make the right decisions in difficult situations.  


Sigi Wirth is a seasoned IFMGA mountain guide with many years of full-time experience. His passion for guiding is as strong as it was on his first day. In addition to his extensive guiding career, Sigi has spent over a decade training the next generation of mountain guides. His dedication to introducing a diverse array of people to the breathtaking beauty of the mountains ensures that his profession is never dull and always challenging. Sigi’s enthusiasm and expertise make every adventure memorable and unique.

Skiing has been the biggest passion in my life since my first steps on snow when I was 2 years old. I have been ski racing as a child and teenager and later ski race coaching. After receiving a master's in Sports Science, I was off to a life in the mountains.

I am a fully certified ski instructor and ski guide and have diplomas from the Swiss, Austrian, and Croatian ski associations. For the past 22 years, I have been teaching skiing, ski guiding, and coaching ski racing and freestyle all over Europe, the USA, and Japan.

For the past 13 years, I have been based in Saas-Fee, Switzerland, where I have developed a big passion for big mountains and steep lines.

Still, the biggest joy remains introducing and developing a passion for skiing, especially off-piste skiing, in average skiers and watching their enthusiasm and stoke grow when they overcome terrain or technique obstacles they never thought achievable.

I have been working with Mountain Tracks for the past 5 seasons and truly enjoy the off-piste and ski touring weeks where we completely immerse ourselves in improving technique, assessing weather and snow conditions, and our approach to the mountains.

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