Dave and Pieta Herring have formed Alpine Access Aust in response to the fast-growing interest in backcountry touring in the Australian Snowy Mountains, and the demand for avalanche skills education from Australian skiers and boarders. Formerly of Main Range Backcountry, and with many years of skiing and backcountry touring experience in Australia, Japan and North America, Dave and Pieta are keen to keep sharing their skills and knowledge with others.
Dave Herring - AST1 Instructor & Guide
Canadian Avalanche Association Operations Level1
Avalanche Canada Active Member
First Aid Cert
10 years Volunteer Ski Patroller
I have been touring the Main Range summer and winter for decades. I grew up on the northern boundaries of the Kosciuszko National Park and still ski over 100 days a year. Adventure travel and skiing have always been a large part of my life, including sailing across the Atlantic, driving a Kombi through Africa, and skiing in many locations in North America and Japan. Since 2012 I have been guiding backcountry tours in Australia and Japan. Avalanche awareness and backcountry safety are an integral part of guiding and it was an obvious progression for me to train with Avalanche Canada as an instructor.
Pieta Herring - Guide & Admin
First Aid Cert
Growing up in Canberra and a member of Canberra Alpine Club, I skied from an early age. After ski racing for a few years, I travelled to many North American resorts in search of bigger mountains and the ski workers lifestyle. After meeting Dave, I discovered the world of backcountry ski touring - a pursuit which ticks all the boxes of fitness, skiing, & getting immersed in the beauty, quietness & fresh tracks of the mountain environment.