Jordan Tiernan

Jordan's love for mountain sports was first born climbing on Peak Gritstone as a teenager, before Scotland sparked his skiing journey on the classic steep grade I/II gullies. Jordan researched avalanche decision making within climbers & skiers for his dissertation; giving him an intimate knowledge of the Scottish Highlands in their winter environment. Following on from his degree, he went straight into the heliski industry and has worked for heliski operations both in France and New Zealand. This allowed him to spend four years climbing and skiing in high-alpine terrain, furthering his knowledge in all aspects of climbing and ski mountaineering. During his final winter season in Tignes, Jordan joined forces with fellow ski mountaineers to write Tignes' Definitive Off-Piste Guidebook, including over 320 unique descents spread over 400 pages bursting full of detail.

Recent Articles By Jordan


Slide 2023 | Ski Gear Highlights

We went to Slide 2023 to take a first look at the 2023-2024 ski gear

Ski Gear Product Preview For Winter 2023/2024

Backcountry Spotlight | Jungfraujoch

Ski touring among 4,000 metre giants from the ‘roof of Europe’

Backcountry Spotlight | Ski Touring Among Giants On The Aletsch Glacier

Ski Mountaineering | We Skied The Breithorn

We took the Summit Series collection from The North Face for a spin up the Breithorn

The North Face | We Skied The Breithorn With Sam Anthamatten

Deep Dive | K2 Mindbender Boot Range

We take a closer look under the hood of the legendary Mindbender range of freeride ski boots

Deep Dive | K2 Mindbender Freeride Touring Boot Range

K2 FL3X | Full Tilt Lives On

The (three-piece) king is dead, long live the king. The Full Tilt legacy lives on with K2’s new FL3X range

Full Tilt Lives On | K2 Releases Their New ‘FL3X’ Ski Boot Range

Freeride Skis | Best For 2022-2023

Here's our expert's selection of the best freeride skis for this season

Best Freeride Skis For 2022-2023 | Big Mountain Skis To Shred The Steep And Deep

66˚North Skaftafell Jacket | Quickfire Review

We took this lightweight and breathable jacket for a blast on the slopes of Kühtai, and it didn't disappoint

66˚North Skaftafell Ski Jacket | Quickfire Review

Backcountry Skis | Best For 2022-2023

There's a huge variety of backcountry skis out there. We get our heads around the best of them

Best Backcountry (Touring) Skis For 2022-2023 | Lightweight Ski Touring Skis For The Up

Ski Touring Boots | Best For 2022-2023

Stiff yet comfortable and lightweight. Ski touring boots have a tricky balance to strike – here's our pick of the best

Best Ski Touring Boots For 2022-2023 | Backcountry Ski Boots For Endless Ascents

Ski Touring Bindings | Best For 2022-2023

Here's our pick of the best ski touring bindings out there for the 2022-2023 winter season

The Best Ski Touring Bindings For 2022-2023 | Backcountry Bindings That Make Uphill Skiing Possible

Beginner Skis | Best For 2022-2023

Want a pair of skis for beginners? Read our guide to the best skis for beginners on the market

The Best Beginner Skis For 2022-2023 | Effortless Skis For Beginners

Motherhood | How Hilaree Nelson Inspired People

Tributes pour in from the ski mountaineering world after Hilaree Nelson is cremated in Nepal

How Hilaree Nelson Inspired A Generation Of Ski Mountaineers

Powder Skis | Best For 2022-2023

A guide to the best skis for powder, and why they're perfect for skiing in the deep stuff.

The Best Powder Skis For 2022-2023 | Skis That Offer Maximum Floatation For The Deep Days

Ski Brands | Best For 2022-2023

These ski brands have been cooking up some of the best ski kit in the business

Best Ski Brands For 2022-2023 | The Top Ski Companies On Our Radar

Best Ski Boots | Our Pick For 2022-2023

We’ve tested and reviewed the best ski boots for this season, from smooth freestyle kicks to stiff freeride boots

Best Ski Boots For 2022-2023

Carving Skis | Best For 2022-2023

Designed for life in the fast lane, here’s our selection of the best carving skis for this winter

Best Carving Skis For 2022-2023 | Piste Skis Designed For High-Angled Carving

All-Mountain Skis | Best For 2022-2023

Dreaming of that one ski quiver? Here's our pick of the best all-mountain skis for 2022 - 2023

Best All-Mountain Skis For 2022-2023

The Ski 100 Is Here | Our Guide To The Best Gear

It's our chance to geek out over the best ski equipment on the market

The Ski 100 | Our Pick Of The Best Ski Gear For This Winter

Leki Airfoil 3D

A ski pole that’s been designed with fast racy turns in mind

Leki Airfoil 3D Ski Pole 2022 – 2023 | Review

Planks Overstoke Anorak & All-time Pant

Channel your inner 90s kid with the new Overstoke Anorak & All-time Pant from Planks Clothing

Planks Women’s Overstoke Anorak & All-time Insulated Pant 2022 – 2023 | Review

Black Crows Navis Freebird

Black Crows have created a classic touring silhouette with the Navis Freebird

Black Crows Navis Freebird Touring Skis 2022 – 2023 | Review
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