Author: Patrick Thorne

CairnGorm Funicular Closed As Ski Season Nears

October 2, 2018 Off

The key lift at Cairngorm ski area above Aviemore has been shut down due to safety concerns whilst more detailed examinations of the structure are carried out. The concerns relate to the concrete structures supporting the track. According to a local newspaper report these were first identified as having cracks in 2016, but a new…

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By Patrick Thorne

World’s 4th Highest Peak Skied from Top For First Time

October 2, 2018 Off

American climbers James Morrison of Tahoe, California, and Hilaree Nelson of Telluride, Colorado successfully skied down from the summit of the world’s fourth- highest mountain, Lhotse (8,516m), on Sunday. The pair summitted around 1.30pm and then skied some 2000 vertical metres down to Camp 2 on the mountain which is close to Everest and shares…

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By Patrick Thorne

Powder Snow Day Today in the Alps

October 2, 2018 Off

Fresh snowfall on high slopes in the Alps on Sunday evening and Monday led to great excitement on social media as ski resorts posted images and video of snow falling. For the half-dozen ski areas currently open in the Alps it means that for many today is a powder day on October 2nd with up…

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By Patrick Thorne