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FOUR SEASONS: TRAGEDY PREVENTION 101

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 6 Apr 2013 DON’T get me wrong, I love writing this column, but the Four Seasons slot does have its downsides and chief among them is the fact that, due to long magazine lead-times, I have to write it almost two full weeks before you get to read it. As such, […]

FOUR SEASONS: SKIMO COMES TO SCOTLAND

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 22 December 2012 IN THE Alps, the sport of ski mountaineering is massive. For those in the know it is seen as the ultimate test of mountain savvy. Competitors need to be able to ski uphill as well as down, using sticky climbing skins attached to the bottom of their skis. […]

FOUR SEASONS: THE BUZZ OF THE NEW

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 10 March 2012 THINGS move fast in the world of extreme sports, and not just the sportspeople. While traditional, white-lines-on-the-ground sports carry on much as they have always done, the domain of the crazy people is constantly in flux. Almost every day, it seems, a pre-existing discipline mutates into something different. […]

FOUR SEASONS: TRANSCEIVER & PROBE 101

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 26 November 2011 SITTING in the warmth and safety of the cafeteria at Glenmore Lodge, sportscotland’s national outdoor training centre near Aviemore, chief instructor Ian Sherrington is describing the sinking feeling of being caught in an avalanche. “I was working in the Alps,” he says. “If you have a couple of […]

FOUR SEASONS: AVALANCHE SAFETY 101

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 15 January 2011 IT’S every winter mountaineer’s worst nightmare. One minute you’re having the time of your life, high on adrenaline and playing in the mountains you love, the next you hear a loud rumble behind you and you’re swept off your feet by a ferocious torrent of snow and ice. […]