Rochers de Naye

Rochers de Naye is a little gem of a riding spot above Montreux at the eastern end of Lake Geneva. You pay for a day pass (just over 20chf if you have a half tax card) at the station in Montreux and you can take the train as many times as your arms can take […]

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Plaine Morte and Verbier

Plaine Morte has been an area I have wanted to explore since arriving in Switzerland. The top of the “Death Plain”, Pointe de la Plaine Morte, lies at 2927m above¬†Crans Montana¬†in the Valais region of south western Switzerland. During the winter months it is no doubt a Disney Land of skiers and snowboarders but in […]

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McConkey and Into The Mind

In the last couple of weeks I’ve watched two new ski movies that have stood out from the crowd and have left a lasting impression for very different reasons. I’m a stickler for decent camera work and editing in movies so “Into The Mind” was a breath of fresh air compared with the usual samey […]

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It wasn’t so long ago that we were using camcorders the size of small houses that recorded to VHS tapes to film our mates ride over pathetically small mounds of dirt on their push bikes. Now its possible to film anything we want (whether it be base jumping, free diving with whales or wrestling with […]

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Grand St Bernard Pass

The weather here in Switzerland is beginning to get depressingly wintery with rain and, at one point, even snow down to about 1200m. A couple of weekends ago however, saw the return of some sun, so I dusted off the trail bike and headed for the high alpine for the first time since the Trans […]

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