Think of South America and you tend to think of Che Guevara murals, Clarkson, Hammond and May’s epic trip across the Andes in a collection of bangers and fancy footballers who rob us of World Cups. Anyway, I digress. South America actually plays host to some pretty giant mountains. In fact, none of...
Illustration: Olivia Jorgensen. When I first realised I was pregnant, amid the giddy excitement and feelings of ‘Holy Shiiiiiit’, I had some maths to do. It was early November so how pregnant would I be by the time my next snow trip came around and would I still be able to ride? Since...
If you’re anything like us, you’ll have only just come out of the pleasure-induced coma caused by ‘Slice ‘n’ Dice: Volume 4′. God that was good, wasn’t it? Made you feel all giddy, didn’t it? Giddy on the inside. Like that Christmas time you had a remote control car waiting for you under...
Home is where the heart is. Something like that anyway. Read it on a decorative cushion once. Made an impact. Really made an impact. Seen it written on a fridge magnet as well. Very profound. That intro leads us neatly/clumsily on to a discussion of the new film from Patagonia – ‘Close To Home’....
6) Mount Emin Height: 4,798mLocation: Congo / Uganda Mount Emin is made of up two peaks of a similar height, a north and a south peaks, with a large glacier sandwiched in between the two peaks. The south peak, named Umberto is the largest of the two and was first ascended again by Prince Luigi Amedeo and two companions...
Bielmonte In the Biella Alps, winter means adventure in the Oropa and Bielmonte ski resorts, set in the Oasi Zenga Natural Park. 20 km of downhill and 20 km of cross-country pistes cater for experts and beginners alike. You’ll be spoilt for choice with the Rolba Run bobsled track, snowkite, sledging, skating, snoeshoeing and plenty...
Be honest. When was the last time you watched the fourth film of a movie franchise and thought “Yeah, you know what, this one is the best of the lot”? I’ll tell you when: never. It has literally never happened. Fourth films are, by and large, a steaming bag of horse shit; cash-ins...
“For me personally, climbing is open spaces, it’s freedom” “I had made a security for myself, owning the house and not having any debts, which gave me the freedom to then go and pursue a life that I wanted to explore. “ made stressful, risky situations on the rock and in the mountains actually not...
It’s the end of the year. A time to reflect. A time to look back on everything that 2018 has served up. Football’s coming home. That was good wasn’t it? A good summer. Sir Gareth Southgate’s waistcoat, and all that. Cast your mind back even further though, all the way back to February, and...
Fear. We’ve all felt it but how many of us have, you know, really felt it? The latter moments of Zabardast, a movie produced by Picture Organic Clothing in association with Almo Film and directed by Jérôme Tanon (The Eternal Beauty of Snowboarding), has the kind of trouser-filling tension that will make you reassess...

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