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Kingsley Jones: Alpine Diary, part 7 – Land of Rock and Fire
Have your say... It’s 10 years since Rab introduced the iconic Microlight Jacket and to celebrate we have two jackets – one men’s and one women’s – to give away. Read on to find out how you could be the proud owner of this classic garment! It’s 10 years since Rab introduced the iconic Microlight Jacket and to celebrate we ...
Kingsley Jones: Alpine Diary, part 6 – Summits, Snow and Sunburn
Have your say... On 12th July, Nikwax launched their #DoMoreWithNikwax Challenge that will see world class athletes ride a combined total of 7,000 km, hike 7,000 m and camp in 10 countries across Europe wide, showing that, according to the company, “whatever the weather you can do more, with Nikwax”. On 12th July, Nikwax launched their #DoMoreWithNikwax Challenge that will ...
Kingsley Jones: ‘Alpine diary, part 5 – Cold from the East’
Polar Vortices and the North Atlantic Oscillation weren’t vocabulary in the forefront in my brain just a month ago, but having worked the last month in the Alps, with temperatures dipping to -28C, I feel overly well acquainted with the Beast from the East...
Kingsley Jones: ‘Alpine diary, part 4 – Ice is nice’
Have your say... An avalanche in the Val d’Isere area has claimed the lives of a 43-year-old man and his 11-year-old daughter. The father daughter duo were visiting from Paris, and were reportedly skiing in an area that had been closed due to the risk of avalanche. They were found at an altitude of about 2,930m on Sunday afternoon. An ...
Editor’s Blog: ‘A quieter side of winter’
Have your say... The film adaption of Andy Kirkpatrick’s best-selling book ‘Psycho Vertical’, directed by Light Shed Pictures’ Jen Randall, is being given a limited UK cinema release from Friday 2 March 2018. The film adaption of Andy Kirkpatrick’s best-selling book ‘Psycho Vertical’, directed by Light Shed Pictures’ Jen Randall, is being given a limited UK cinema release from Friday ...
Kingsley Jones: ‘Alpine diary, part 3 – Snowmageddon!’
‘Avalanche hits forty chalets in Les Houches’, screams the headline of the Dauphiné Libéré, about yesterday's avalanche into the Chamonix valley, at the foot of Mont Blanc in the French Alps.
Cathy O’Dowd: “New Year’s Resolutions – Use your feet!”
Everything in our culture tells us to look forward, reach upwards, eye on the prize, visualise the path to success, shoot for the moon. No day is more imbued with this vision than the first of the new year, when we embark on the cultural ritual of the New Year’s Resolution.