Kev Avery

Kev is a full time guide, based in the Chamonix valley where he lives with his wife.  He particularly enjoys ski touring and off piste skiing, as well as technical rock and mixed climbing and as a former teacher, he loves how guiding enables him to pass his skills and love of the mountains on to his clients.  He’s also a magazine gear editor and prolific online reviewer and therefore a great source of knowledge on all things kit!

Kev grew up in Cumbria on the doorstep of the Lake District, taking up rock climbing as a young teenager.  He quickly developed a passion for adventures on the rock, working his way through the Lakes trad test-pieces, and soon moving on to Scottish winter and then Alpinism and skiing. Over the last 25 years he has amassed an extensive ticklist of climbs and ski tours across Europe. Seeing himself as a bit of an all-rounder, he is just as happy pulling hard on the local limestone as he is on a blower powder day.