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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: WILD LAND CONTROVERSY IN UTAH’S WASATCH MOUNTAINS

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 23 March 2013 “ONE guy called me a whore,” says Ted Wilson. “I was in a movie line one night with my wife, and this guy saw me and came over and said ‘You, my friend, you are a whore.’” I nearly choke on my coffee. Polite and softly-spoken, Wilson isn’t […]

SPRING SKIING ON BEN MACDUI

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 3 December 2011 THE SCOTTISH Mountaineering Club’s ski touring guidebook, Ski Mountaineering in Scotland, describes the 700m descent from the top of Ben Macdui to the floor of the Lairig Ghru as “one of the finest and most challenging ski runs in the Scottish mountains.” Backcountry skiing in this country has […]

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: SNOW GRAFFITI

Published in The Scotsman (TSMag) 23 January 2010 FROM the point of view of the UK snowsports industry, the story of this winter’s Big Freeze has been the massive financial boost it’s given the nation’s ski resorts. From Glencoe to the Lecht, skier numbers are up up up, as people who would normally go to […]