MOTHER KNOWS BEST

People explore for different reasons; perhaps to get away from the city, get an adrenaline rush or to keep fit. What bonds us all together is the strange enjoyment of the susceptibility to danger. Even those who don’t want to admit it, have to accept that being caught in an avalanche is part of what…

FIS RISK WRATH OF IT’S ATHLETES

Having recently watched the well-acclaimed documentary of the late Formula One icon Ayrton Senna, it became obvious that safety precautions – although often cynically blanketed as ‘Health and Safety’ – are an overlooked feature of sport as we know it today. As the desire to win becomes even greater and the scales tip against safety…

Auld Lang Syne

I don’t think I am alone in saying that New Years Eve in North London is invariably a disappointment and a rip-off. Whilst being aware of the concept of supply and demand, I deem a pre-paid £40 ticket to my normally empty local ridiculous. This is why for the last few years I have chosen…

Patagonia or Milton Keynes?

  As I cruised down the blue slope for the 20th time at the Xscape snowdome in Milton Keynes, I reminisced of days when my summer skiing fix did not entail a trip up the M1. In fact – it was significantly more than a mere fix. After finishing school in the summer of 2006…