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Neil

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About Neil

With over 25 years of experience working in the High  Mountains, Neil is one of the only Professional snowboarders to hold both the (ISIA/ISTD) Ski and Snowboard Teachers and (UIAGM) High Mountain Guides diplomas that qualify him to teach and guide in the high mountains anywhere in the World.

Testimonial

"Neil McNab is the worlds leading backcountry snowboard & split board guide" - Jeremy Jones "Neil's freeriding and backcountry guiding skills are world class. He has taught me a lot over the years!" - Jenny Jones

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Neil devotes his time to sharing his knowledge, passion and experience as a Professional Snowboarder, Skier and Climber with those that share his enthusiasm for the high peaks and endless descents, and as one of the Worlds leading Backcountry Snowboard Guides, (as well as running his regular courses based in the European Alps) has ridden and guided all over the World, leading trips to Greenland, Krgyzstan, Norway, Russia, Chile, Argentina, Kashmir (India), NZ, Australia, USA and Japan.

Achievements

"Neil  has been professionally involved in the Snowsports industry for over 25 years, firstly achieving his (ISIA) International Ski & Snowboard teachers qualification in 1987, (passing the Euro Speed test in Alpes D Huez in early 88), before going on to win 11 individual British Snowboard Championship titles , a host of finalist placings as a World Cup competitor and starting a successful career as Professional Freeride Snowboarder. In 2004 Neil was involved in the daring rescue of a stranded Korean climber left for dead high on Denali (Mount McKinley) in Alaska. For his part in this event Neil and climbing partner Andy Perkins, received the PMI ‘Denali Mountaineer of the Year’ award. In 2008 they were further decorated for bravery with the US Citizens ‘Medal of Valor’."

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