Head Guide - Pantheon
Jan's guiding career has spanned over 25 years and just about that many mountain ranges
Most of this time has been spent working and living in the Himalaya; guiding, climbing and trekking in Nepal (he speaks fluent Nepali) and running a helicopter skiing operation in India.
Jan has climbed and skied in BC's Coast Range, the Rockies, the Interior Ranges, all over the mountainous west of the USA, Europe, Alaska, the Canadian Arctic, the Himalayas and the mountains near his home on Vancouver Island. Because of his experience with exploratory helicopter skiing operations, Bella Coola Heli Sports brought Jan on board five years ago to manage the Pantheon heli skiing base.
Jan is very excited about the vast mountain wilderness that is the Pantheon terrain and loves sharing the exploration of this world class area with BCHS guests.
When he's not working at Pantheon for Bella Coola Heli Sports, Jan is a Director and Guide for Island Alpine Guides. To learn more about Jan or if you are interested in hiring him as a guide, have a look at the Island Alpine Guides website.