and Chris did a fantastic job of keeping the audience captivated by
their tales of extreme skiing and boarding adventures. They were very
slick, professional and above all entertaining!"While
most of my achievements have been based around snowboarding, I have
also achieved a few personal goals. Last summer I rode from John
O’Groats to Lands End on a monkey bike dressed as a cow for Diabetes
UK, which was great fun but painful achievement! Last year I set up my
own company with my brother, Southwell Enterprises, which has been a
great success. We specialise in ski and snowboard event management and
we also carry out school lectures on careers in extreme sports.
regard to snowboarding, I have been the only snowboarder to do a demo
during the World Free Ski tour (Verbier ride 05 and 06). I also
achieved my best ever result this winter by coming third in the
Scandinavian Big Mountain Championships. One of my snowboard sponsors,
Allian, has now put me on their international team, which I am very
Next season, I am planning a trip to Kamchatka; here
along with 4 other professional skiers and snowboarders we will take on
our greatest challenge yet. The idea of the expedition is to explore
the un-explored. The team, who are all bold and experienced British
winter sportsmen, are going to tackle this unforgiving terrain and seek
out its hidden virtues. We will be heli-skiing in some of the worlds
most beautiful and remote places, as well as cat skiing on the backside
of active volcanoes in order to push ourselves and the sports that we
represent to the limit. It will be our ultimate challenge.
I have also qualified for the 1st step of the snowboard world tour, so I will be spending a lot of time preparing for that.
with Ride Freesports, Southwell Enterprises organises the Davos
Klosters Ride, The British Big Mountain Championships, which happens in
March. This event is now in its second year. Please have a look at www.davosklostersride.com
for more information.
from that I will be based in Verbier for the winter and I will be
spending a lot of time travelling around and following the snow.
think my greatest achievement so far has just been getting on with my
life and doing what I want to without my diabetes holding me back too
much. It’s hard work at times but the rewards are plentiful.