Si is into most mountain and water based sports and spent much of his twenties abroad before settling down. After a spell working in corporate IT for IBM he bought Mountainfeet and after running it for eleven years in Oldham moved the shop to the picturesque village of Marsden where he lives with wife Liz and Gyp the collie.
As a BASI qualified ski instructor who’s worked nine seasons in the French, Italian and Austrian Alps he’s well able to advise on most snow sport matters. He’s also crazy about most cycling disciplines – don’t expect any sense out of him when the Tour de France, Giro, Vuelta or Moto GP is on TV!
If you’re looking for advice on ski touring kit then he’s the fellow to talk to – make sure you’ve got LOTS of time though! In fact, he’ll talk to you about anything and everything – and listen too!
Si has spent much time studying lower limb physiology in conjunction with a mentoring podiatrist and is highly competent to discuss functional issues which may hamper customers’ enjoyment of their sport. He’s also a qualified foot health practitioner (Dip FHP) and is a member of the Society of Shoe Fitters (MSSF). There aren’t many problems footwise he hasn’t seen over the last few years but he’s still keen to learn more with a view to developing the shop’s role in foot health awareness even further…