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Posts from ‘March, 2010’

FOUR SEASONS: CALLING ALL PENGUIN LOVERS

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 27 March 2010 ARE you looking for a job with a difference? Do you get on well with other people? Really? Even when you’re trapped in a confined space with them for days on end? Do you like long-distance travel? Do you like the cold? Do you like penguins? If you […]

FOUR SEASONS: ITALY’S FORGOTTEN CORNER

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 20 March 2010 SHOULD skiers or snowboarders care about the history of the hills they’re skiing or riding in? Until recently I didn’t think so, but a few days in Italy’s Julian Alps have changed my mind. When I first started looking into the possibility of visiting the resort of Sella […]

BOOK REVIEW: THE FUTURE HISTORY OF THE ARCTIC

Published: Scotland on Sunday (Review) 14 March 2010 THE FUTURE HISTORY OF THE ARCTIC Charles Emmerson Bodley Head, £20 IT’S easy to romanticise the Arctic, and over the years plenty of authors have. Oddly though, given the region’s increasing geopolitical significance, it’s rare to find books that treat it as something other than a chilly […]

FOUR SEASONS: THE ART OF CHICKENING OUT

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 13 March 2010 FOR the last ten winters now, like an oversized migratory bird, I’ve been visiting the same place in the Austrian Alps with more or less the same group of snow-seeking friends. Numbers vary from year to year – usually there are eight or ten of us, but this […]

FOUR SEASONS: DOES THE CISTE NEED SAVING?

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 6 March 2010 OK, CONFESSION TIME: last February I cheated to get a quote for a story. On the first Friday of the month, Scotland’s ski centres were hit by the mother of all snowstorms and I was sent to the Cairngorms to see how the resort was coping with the […]