The show goes on for Swiss skiing as much of Europe exits stage right

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The BBC’s iconic Ski Sunday program has dropped back into our screens and is carving some controversial turns through difficult Covid territory. It’s great of course to see four-time GB Winter Olympian Chemmy Alcott become the main presenter alongside Ed Leigh – I’m not jealous at all! But their filming on location has only been … Read more

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 more

Brexit: The Brits will need a whole new mindset if they wish to adopt the Swiss model

Those clever Swiss have been at it again! Today, August 1st marks Swiss National Day and this year there is much to celebrate. From the engineering triumph of the new Gotthard Base Tunnel providing a high-speed rail link under the Swiss Alps – to the pioneering achievements of the Solar Impulse round-the-world flight. More great accomplishments to celebrate this Birthday, whetting the appetite … Read more