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Posts from ‘April, 2010’

BOOK REVIEW: WE, THE DROWNED

Published: The Scotsman, 25 April 2010 We, The Drowned By Carsten Jensen, Translated by Charlotte Barslund and Emma Ryder Harvill Secker, 693pp, £17.99 THE Odyssey, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Moby-Dick, The Old Man and the Sea, Rites of Passage … and now We, The Drowned. The canon of great seafaring literature just got […]

FOUR SEASONS: MONDAY MORNING BLUES

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 26 April 2010 IT IS A TRUTH universally acknowledged that the first day back in the office after a few days of freedom is never, ever fun. In The Scotsman features department, though, the dreaded return to captivity does at least have one redeeming feature. There’s a sort of unspoken rule […]

FOUR SEASONS: THE HORN OF THE SADDLE

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 17 April 2010 HOW old is too old to ski? Or snowboard? Or ride a snow bike? It’s not something I’ve ever given much thought to. Ask most snow-addicts how long they plan to keep sliding and, more likely than not, they’ll simply say “until I die”. That’s the default response. […]

FOUR SEASONS: COLORADO CAT TALES

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 10 April 2010 CAT skiing is totally different to spinnin’ laps at your local ski hill,” says backcountry guide Greg McFadden, as we rumble up a narrow forest track towards the legendary bowls and chutes of Jones Pass, Colorado. McFadden works for Powder Addiction, a new company owned by former ski […]

FOUR SEASONS: HUNT IS ON FOR MYSTERY SKIERS

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 3 April 2010 THANKS to the advent of the digital camera, the world is now full of ski photographers. Unfortunately, hardly any of them are any good. I should add that taking pictures of skiing (or snowboarding) is a tricky thing to do. Shooting a moving target is hard enough, but […]