JÖTTNAR PRO TEAM
Our Pro Team athletes help us test and develop our gear.
Going faster, higher, steeper, harder is what drives them, and is reflected in the clothes we make.
base jumper | skier | climber
46.2044° N, 6.1432° E
"I’d decided by this stage that I’d turn my focus to becoming the first person to climb and then BASE jump all of the ‘classic’ six North Faces of the Alps"
speedwing pilot | Climber
56.6826° N, 5.1023° W
"Conquering the biggest, baddest, pointiest part of the mountain and then shredding back down in a matter of seconds. For me, it is all about the most challenging way up and the gnarliest way down."
mountaineer | climber
57.4778° N, 4.2247° W
"Three years ago I left my career as a doctor, and after a couple of years living in the French Alps, have returned to my roots in the Scottish Highlands where I work full time as a climbing and mountaineering instructor."
skier | climber
47.1296° N, 10.2682° E
"I set my sights on the region’s steepest freeride and ski mountaineering test-pieces. Often soloing, it allowed me to evolve my limits and see different possibilities in the mountains."
Climber | SKIER
56.8198° N, 5.1052° W
"Winter climbing here in Scotland is such a great mix of physical and mental challenge, demanding the full range of mountaineering skills as well as climbing technique. It’s a tough playground but all the more rewarding for that."
STEEP SKIER | climber
57.4778° N, 4.2247° W
"This passion for steep skiing has led me to technical first descents in the Alps, Baffin Island, British Columbia, Norway and more. In Autumn 2017 I skied the first descent of the 2,000 meter Caroline Face on Mt. Cook, one of the world’s largest unskied lines."
Latest Pro Team Articles
AIRBORNE ON ACONCAGUA
"Practice doesn’t necessarily make perfect, but it does make permanent so I’ve made sure to practice perfectly."
RANDOM ACT OF KINDNESS
"This was an unexpected gift, a random act of kindness, and was all the more memorable."
AFTER THE TALIBAN
"I feel fortunate to be able to align my passion with my work; yet a simmering frustration lingered from the difficulties of the past two years."
WAR AND PISTE
"I’ve had more friends die in the mountains than on the battlefield."
FIVE BEN NEVIS RIDGES IN A DAY
"A super-sized playground, with limitless potential for scrambling, rock climbing and ice climbing."
THE STUFF OF LEGEND
THE JÖTTNAR ADVENTURE JOURNAL
Inspiration from the world’s wild places.
Iconic Routes: Guides, Stories, Personal Experience
MATTERHORN NORTH FACE
"It was the first of the six ‘great north faces’ of the Alps to be climbed"
"The Whymper still demands the utmost respect from even the strongest teams."
"Ice screws will be run-out at best and sometimes placed more for decoration than for effectiveness."
THE CUILLIN RIDGE IN WINTER
"An enigma of knife edge ridges unlocked by complex route finding."
DRU NORTH FACE
"The climbing feels endless as it weaves its way through an impossible-seeming amount of granite."
"You are reminded at every glance of the isolation of being on a committing peak, on an island, off a remote coast, far away."
THE MALLORY ROUTE
"To open the Mallory requires supreme skill, confidence and solid experience. It remains a game for elite skiers."
EIGER NORTH FACE
“...an obsession for the mentally deranged...”
- Alpine Journal editor Edward Lisle Strut - 1938
POINT FIVE GULLY
"Point Five can become impossible due to the spindrift."
"For all who ski it, there's a joy to be had in deep and untracked powder following a heavy snowfall."
EIGER WEST FLANK
"You’re just one wrong turn from the North Face here, so it really pays to be cautious."
ARÊTE DU DIABLE
"Descending after long routes is always the worst part. Unless, of course, you can fly."