Meet the Wanderist: Phil Le Roux

Meet Phil, our Swiss-transplant ski expert from Guernsey who grew up summer skiing in Austria. Phil has skied our Co-Founder, KT, and her family for over 20 years. He is known for finding the best powder stashes, as well as the tastiest lunch and most fun après spots. When he seeks out adventure the first thing he does is “call the chopper”. We couldn’t agree more. Turn on the heli, jump in and learn more about the epic man himself, Mr. Phil Le Roux, aka Guerns.



NAME:

Phil Le Roux AKA Guerns

HOMETOWN:

Verbier, Switzerland

SALT OR SNOW:

Snow

SPORT OF CHOICE:

Skiing

FAVORITE DESTINATION:

Alaska

WHAT DOES ADVENTURE MEAN TO YOU?:

Freedom, the sense of wilderness around me, in touch with nature, pushing myself mentally and physically

WHEN SEEKING ADVENTURE, WHAT’S THE FIRST THING YOU DO?:

Call the chopper!

THREE THINGS YOU CAN’T TRAVEL WITHOUT:

Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Toothbrush, the latest mix on my iPhone & my Bose headphones!

HOW YOU GOT STARTED IN SKIING:

Summer skiing in Austria as a young kid! I never looked back!

TIPS FOR ANYONE LOOKING TO START SKIING:

CALL ME =-)

FAVORITE SNACK TO FUEL WITH AND WHY:

I don’t snack

PUMP UP SONG:

Anything mixed by Pete Tong !

COOLDOWN SONG:

Chill out mixes

WHO IS YOUR ROLE MODEL AND WHY?:

Hermann Maier. The Herminator! His comeback from a horrific motorbike crash was truly incredible!

THREE FAVORITE BOOKS:

The Alchemist, Where Eagles Dare and Bear Grylls’ Never Give Up

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST MOTIVATOR AND WHY?:

Deep Powder! I live for those deep powder days!

The Adventure Continues! Read On...