Skiing, Social Capital and Scottish Independence

Posted by on May 31, 2012 in Commentary, France, Ski | 16 Comments

The mogulled delights of the Grand Couloir in Courchevel Late March in the French ski resort of Courchevel. We shared a gondola with a group of well-heeled English women. They were discussing their offspring, one of whom had a job interview that day. “How did Timmy get on at his interview?” The proud mother responded. […]

A scorching day on the South Glen Shiel Ridge

Posted by on May 29, 2012 in Northwest Highlands, Walk | One Comment

The old Road to the Isles, looking towards Cluanie Last Friday provided a rare combination of fabulous weather and the opportunity for a spot of hillwalking. We decided on the South Glen Shiel Ridge, originally hoping to knock off the full seven Munros. However a later than intended start, a drive that took longer than […]

Cairngorms: Overnight ski mountaineering trip

Posted by on May 3, 2012 in East Highlands, Ski | 12 Comments

  Coire an t-Sneachda The fickle nature of Scottish winter conditions has been beautifully illustrated by this season. It got off to a promising start, but a thaw over Christmas took its toll and despite some further snowfall it all ground to a halt at the end of February, the earliest end to a season […]