tim howell JÖTTNAR Pro Team
COMMANDO, CLIMBER, BASE JUMPER. READ TIM’S STORY, THEN WATCH HIS FILM BELOW.
At eighteen, after wildlife guiding in Africa, I joined the Royal Marines. Becoming a commando and a Royal Marines Mountain Leader developed mental and physical robustness.
I became passionate about climbing, mountaineering, and wingsuit BASE jumping. My first BASE jump in 2013 in France made my connection to the sport, considered deviant and unjustifiable by some, instant. I was the first British person to ski BASE jump and I’ve jumped icons including Table Top Mountain, Half Dome, Trident du Tacul, and the Grand Canyon.
I aim to be the first to climb and then jump the ‘classic’ six North Faces of the Alps. I climbed the Eiger’s North Face in 2015, jumping from the West Flank; then Tre Cime’s Comici Route, jumping from the summit. In 2017 I climbed the Cassin Route on Piz Badile, but could not find an exit - so will return. Military operations and training broke the project’s momentum, so I left the Royal Marines and now have the space to complete it and enjoy the mountains.
BASE JUMPER | SKIER | CLIMBER
Tim'S LEGEND ARTICLES
RISK AND REWARD ON THE PIZ BADILE
Piz Badile (3308m in the Bergell range) was the only unknown in my North Base project. I was sure over the next two days the time and effort would pay off...
FILM: FIRST BASE
During a stellar week in early February, Jöttnar pro team members Tim Howell and mike Pescod roped up together. they cut a swathe through the Scottish highlands...
MASTERY OF FEAR
Tim Howell is an alpinist, climber, base jumper, former royal marine commando. We speak with Tim about fear, risk, mental fortitude and motivation....