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FOUR SEASONS: HIGH TIME FOR A MUSEUM OF SCOTTISH MOUNTAIN CULTURE?

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 26 January 2013 IN THE wake of Jimmy Savile’s posthumous fall from grace – or perhaps that should be, his transition from harmless idiot to harmful predator – there has been much debate about what should happen to his holiday home in Glencoe. Since its whitewashed walls were covered in graffiti […]

ROUTE ONE: DAVE MACLEOD INTERVIEW

Published: The Scotsman, 16 February 2012 IT’S been described as “the most impressive rock climb ever done in Britain” and an athletic achievement on a par with running the first four-minute mile, but Dave MacLeod’s conquest of the Longhope Direct route on St John’s Head, a remote sea cliff on Orkney, began with a deeply […]

FOUR SEASONS: MYTHS, LEGENDS, RUMOURS AND (EPIC) LIES

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 10 December 2011 THE internet can be both a blessing and a curse: a blessing when you’re able to find that elusive nugget of information at the click of a mouse button; a curse when you use it to dig up inconvenient truths about yourself. Since I started writing this column […]

FOUR SEASONS: BUY ART, GROW TREES

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 17 September 2011 In a moment, I’m going to tell you about an online art exhibition that’s raising money for the very worthwhile Trees For Life charity, which aims to restore the once mighty Caledonian Forest to some semblance of its former glory. First, though, a word about this week’s gear […]

FOUR SEASONS: MACASKILL’S MEGA-SKILLS

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 4 December 2010 THE term is overused, but Danny MacAskill is a true internet phenomenon. As of 18 April 2009 he was a ludicrously talented but completely unknown 23-year-old trials bike enthusiast, living in Edinburgh and regularly using the city’s monkey-puzzle streetscape as a giant concrete playpark. He could ride up […]

FOUR SEASONS: “OUR APOLOGIES FOR GLOBAL WARMING”

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 27 November 2010 ANNA Ewart’s short film 11 Degrees is as beautiful as it is melancholy. And it’s really melancholy. Screening tonight as part of the Dundee Mountain Film Festival, it was shot in the winter of 2008-9 and gives a subtle, impressionistic account of the challenges facing the Glenshee ski […]

ON THE UP: INTERVIEW WITH PAUL DIFFLEY

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 6 February 2010 PAUL Diffley came late to film-making – he didn’t even pick up a video camera until 2003 – but since then the Edinburgh-based climber and director has more than made up for lost time, building a serious reputation for himself on the international mountain film festival circuit. His […]

A YEN FOR THE BEN

Published: The Scotsman, 2 February 2010 IN FEBRUARY 1960, Scottish climbers Jimmy Marshall and Robin Smith made history when they completed six first ascents on Ben Nevis in seven days, also romping up the intimidating Point Five Gully in record time. Their achievements shook the climbing world, and they still resonate today. Later this month, […]

IN PEAK CONDITION: EMFF PREVIEW

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 10 October When model Katie-Jane Cooper met French adventurer Tarka L’Herpiniere in Chamonix in 2005, they had practically nothing in common. She was “doing her best to ski down a blue run” while he was skiing up, towing his mother. He thought she wore too much make-up; she thought he was […]

Ascent of Man: Interview with Sir Chris Bonington

Published The Scotsman (TSMAG) 11 Oct 2008 SINCE ITS INCEPTION IN 2003, the Edinburgh Mountain Film Festival has attracted an impressive array of guest speakers, from Andy Cave to Doug Scott to Simon Yates. But mountaineers don’t come much more famous than this year’s star, Sir Chris Bonington CBE, conqueror of the south-west face of […]