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FOUR SEASONS: IN PRAISE OF TURNING BACK

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 30 March 2013 BEAUMONT bottles it again,” quipped a colleague earlier this month, on hearing the news that professional adventurer Mark Beaumont had decided to abandon his latest project – an attempt to climb Patagonia’s highest peak, the 4,000m-plus Cerro San Valentin. The Scot decided to take his team home because […]

FOUR SEASONS: THE COMEDY AND THE TRAGEDY OF CAPTAIN SCOTT

Published: The Scotsman (STMag) 21 January 2012 THE line between tragedy and comedy can sometimes be a fine one, and that’s certainly the case when it comes to discussing the fate of Sir Robert Falcon Scott, aka Scott of the Antarctic aka Old Mooney (nope, I’m not making that last bit up – it’s what […]