Skiing by night – a darkmotif

It is a small detail, rarely omitted from the story. The brothers Branger, Tobias and Johann, ski pioneers in Davos c1890, conducted their experiments under cover of darkness in order to avoid the mockery of their fellow Davonians. The Brangers’ … Continue reading

Prize quiz

Inspired by the tour operator Le Ski’s ingenious self-promotional database-enhancing infographic prize quiz, I am moved to offer an Alpine/blog related quiz to celebrate the start of the 2014/15 winter season, whenever that may be.  Desperate times  … etc Answers … Continue reading

St Moritz in winter: too good to be true?

Winter sports is a competitive business, and rivalry has been a powerful spur to its development. In the early days of alpinism the arch rivals were Chamonix and Zermatt.  “The Matterhorn after all is not so fine a thing as … Continue reading