Category Archives: Adventure

A weekend in Provence

The Provencal landscape is so ubiquitous in painting, and in film, that even if it is your first time in the region, it feels reassuringly familiar. The narrow, winding streets, with their blue shuttered houses; the wild purple flowers that … Continue reading

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The Vallée Blanche

Last week, I finally skied the Vallée Blanche for the first time. A 17km itinerary that, in good conditions, takes the skier from the top of Aiguille du Midi, at 3,842m, to Chamonix village, at about 1000m, through the very … Continue reading

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adventures in Italy and cheese

The first morning of Ed and Anna’s visit was spent watching the Ski World Cup: lycra-clad athletes flying down the famous Kandahar piste in Les Houches while the crowds lining the slopes shook cowbells and cheered the French contestants with … Continue reading

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