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Posts from ‘March, 2011’

FOUR SEASONS: THE MADNESS OF THE LONG DISTANCE RUNNER

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 26 March 2011 IN SEPTEMBER 2009 long distance runner Robin Harvie, 34, was in Greece taking part in the Spartathlon – a gut-bustingly harsh 152-mile race from Athens to Sparta which crosses two mountain ranges and forces competitors to endure gruelling extremes of hot and cold. After 50 miles Harvie was […]

FOUR SEASONS: LID LESSONS

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 19 March 2011 AN EMBARRASSING encounter occurred at Cairn Gorm the other week – a solid 8.5 on the toe-curler scale. I was cruising along the Over Yonder traverse towards the West Wall Poma, the rest of my group a few hundred metres up ahead (as usual – must be getting […]

FOUR SEASONS: SCOTS OF THE ANTARCTIC

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 12 March 2011 ALMOST Almost exactly 100 years ago today, Captain Robert Falcon Scott was having ventilation issues. Camped out in Discovery Hut on Ross Island with his men, preparing to hunker down through the dark days of the Antarctic winter before making his doomed dash to the South Pole, the […]

FOUR SEASONS: TOP SCOTS SKI BEDS

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 5 March 2011 THE other day I was contacted by the owners of a new website which specialises in selling ski accommodation. Would I like to write a story about them? The website is run by a Scottish company so you’d think this would be a good subject for a journalist […]