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Jacob Slot, Telemarker

Jacob Slot, Telemarker

Jacob Slot, St. Anton Am Arlberg, Austria

Jacob Slot on Schindler, St. Anton am Arlberg

Ski-mountaineer Jacob Slot’s exploits have taken him to some extraordinary places from the minefields of Afghanistan to the high peaks of the Patagonian ice-cap. He has achieved numerous first descents around the world and shows no sign of letting up.

Date of Birth:
01/09/74

Website:
www.piltriquitron.com

Jacob Slot, St. Anton Am Arlberg, Austria

Jacob Slot throwing the Austrian powdernear Langen am Arlberg

Nationality:
I’m a Danish passport holder but I class myself as a world citizen.

Home Mountain:
St.Anton am Arlberg and entire Patagonian Andes.

Sponsors:
Arc’teryx, Crispi, Black Diamond.

Favourite set of skis:
Black Diamond Zealots.

Jacob Slot, St. Anton Am Arlberg, Austria

Jacob Slot playing in the Austrian powder, St. Anton am Arlberg

Favourite spot:
Hielo continentales Patagonico (Patagonian ice-caps)

How did you get involved in skiing?
I’m over 30 and I don’t really remember anymore how it all started for me.

Plans for the future:
Explore more unskied terrain and do more fly fishing.

Favourite Country:
Patagonian Chile and Patagonian Argentina. Why do I like Patagonia so much? ……….no se

Jacob Slot, St. Anton Am Arlberg, Austria

Jacob Slot playing in the Austrian powder, St. Anton am Arlberg

Influences:
History and my girlfriend. By history I mean what people have explored before, where they went and what they did. All this influences my projects and ideas.

Motivation:
My motivation is my passion and obsession.

Best Moment:
When you feel ‘flow’.

Worst Moment:
A few which belong to the sport; one big storm in Patagonia, one avalanche in Chamonix and when my ACL broke.

Click here for Jacob’s photographic gallery

 
Posted by Richard in Portraits, Skiing, Sport