Name: Martha Hunt
Born: Richmond , England
Live: Whitefish ,MT
Home Resort: Whitefish Mountain Resort, MT?
Tell us about how you learnt to ski.
I went on a ski holiday to St Anton, Austria when I was 12, and was hooked. I left home for the Alps at 17 and have lived, worked and breathed skiing ever since. As you can see from my first week of skiing ‘freeriding’ was definitely my gig !
What do you when you aren’t climbing mountains and hunting for powder?
I love to Mtn Bike, Climb, Sail, Cook and plan the next adventure.
I can’t help it, I like places on the globe that are way of the beaten path. It’s big, it’s white and for all it’s grandness, it’s fragile. I’d like to see firsthand just how obvious that is when I’m ski touring on it’s magnificent surface.
What scares me most?
I’m not scared now, but I’m probably too busy getting ready. When we’re sailing up to the base of an immense glacier, the idea of lurking crevasses will scare me the most .
What am I most excited about?
Hmmm, my two favourite things sailing and skiing with some amazing girls…what’s not to be excited about?
Why do you think this expedition is important?
I think the more people get out and explore the remote areas of our planet, the more we will learn, the more we will bring back, the more it will be talked about. Hopefully the end result is the more these areas get preserved.
“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.”
― Mark Twain
What are you hoping to take away from the project?
Memories of a well founded expedition, useful data collection for our partners Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation , some good stories for our many supporters and sponsors and a little more knowledge to share about a special place.
Any other interesting fact about you:
At 14 in english schools you have to go to career counselling, I was told repeatedly that ‘skiing’ was not a career, luckily I’m an independent thinker and 35 years later I’d beg to differ!