Sometimes opportunities so rare and unique present themselves to you that it is better to say yes before your sensible side starts to think of reasons to say no. This occurred to me at the weekend when I was asked if I fancied joining a group to ski the Vallée Blanche, a famous high alpine […]Read more "Vallée Blanche by Moonlight"
Time flies when you’re having fun. We are now halfway through a very bad (snow wise) ski season here in Switzerland and I’ve skied every day of every weekend since Christmas and a bunch of days before that in at least 8 different resorts. I still get to ride my bike at lower altitudes during […]Read more "An Evening on the Mountain"
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 […]Read more "McConkey and Into The Mind"
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 […]Read more "GoPro"