Kevin began working as a professional mountain guide in 1983, and became a full IFMGA/UIAGM guide in 1985. He is a director of Alpine Guides Limited (NZ ) and also Shinsetsu International Limited.
Kevin is well known for his boundless energy and enthusiasm for the mountains. He started Methven Heliskiing in 1986 and has directed the operation since its inception. His passion for the area and dedication to providing the best heliskiing service brings return clients back year after year.
Kevin's international experience regularly takes him around the world. He works as a lead guide for CMH Heliskiing in Canada, and has been with them since 1989. He is actively guiding heliskiing operations in East Greenland, as well as ski touring, climbing and teaching avalanche courses in Russia, Japan and other exotic destinations.
Kevins other passsion is photograhy which fits in perfectly with his travels to some of the most beautiful places on earth. His work has been published in numerous magazines, calendars and used for commercial advertising. He is also a contributing photographer to the prestigous mountain and polar picture library http://www.hedgehouse.com
"Shinsetsu" is a Japanese word and the Kanji has several meanings describing new snow as well as kindness. Having studied Japanese and having spent most of my working life in the snow the name appealed!
Check out the DOWNLOADING option for buying photos and don't worry the "Shinsetsu photography" message will not appear on purchased images. I have set the low resolution downlaod pricing at a nominal fee to cover the cost of having the picutres hosted on this site. IF YOU HAVE BEEN SKIING AT CMH WITH ME AND WANT LARGE IMAGES PLEASE E-MAIL ME FIRST. I CAN GET THESE DONE IN REVELSTOKE AND HAVE THEM SENT TO YOU. THIS WAY I CAN CHECK THE COLOUR CONTROL AND ENSURE YOU GET A GREAT PRINT.