Phil Dowthwaite

Phil’s love of the outdoors started in the hills of Lancashire and Cumbria where he was brought up, before progressing on to Scottish hills, the Alps and on to the Arctic and Himalayas.

In the winter months he divides his time between running training courses in Scotland and ski touring – where he has a good knowledge of Chamonix and the Haute Route, the Silvretta and Ortler regions, La Grave, the Ecrins and Queyras in the Southern Alps, as well as having lead a number of ski guiding trips to Kashmir in Northern India.

In the summer Phil works from a base in Chamonix.

In a previous life he used to work for Glenmore Lodge and Plas y Brenin national outdoor centres in the UK. His favourite pastimes include bouldering on Peak grit and taking sport climbing holidays in the sun.