Zermatt Ultra: Alphorns, cowbells and sugary gels served with a hint of adventure

I often say I’m not really a runner but just last week I ran my first ultra mountain marathon. I’ve discovered a joy and freedom that longer distance brings and naturally I wanted to know what an ultra felt like. Now I know! In this case 45.5 kilometres of trails ascending almost 2000 metres upwards along … Read moreZermatt Ultra: Alphorns, cowbells and sugary gels served with a hint of adventure

Pop-up art – transforming an unused space into an artists’ stage

Standing at an open window I’m entranced for a moment by the warm rays of sun dappling through the time-worn room. I’m surrounded by the white walls of a gallery space on Basel’s ancient Riehentorstrasse – now home to the first Pop-Up Gallery for the art agency Front of Bicycle – and I’m fortunate enough to be having … Read morePop-up art – transforming an unused space into an artists’ stage

A meeting of minds at the 2016 World Economic Forum who ask “Can Switzerland sustain its economic and political models in the long run?”

Bombarded with headlines such as Does neuroscience have a future in the courtroom? and What can we learn from rebuilding Fukushima? it was not hard to resist the pull to be part of this year’s World Economic Forum meeting in Davos. The Swiss ski resort has become instantly recognizable for hosting the annual meeting of great global … Read moreA meeting of minds at the 2016 World Economic Forum who ask “Can Switzerland sustain its economic and political models in the long run?”