Monday, 21 October 2013

Nevis Range and Ben Nevis guidebook

Big news for any Scottish skiers (and all those who haven't sampled the delights) is the imminent arrival of a backcountry skiing guidebook for the Ben Nevis/Nevis Range area from our good friend Kenny Biggin at

Kenny was born and bred skiing these mountains and knows the place like the back of his hand. A fuller review will be forthcoming once we get our hands on a copy, but really we suggest you just head over to the skimountain website and pre-order your copy now and support all the work Kenny has put in to this guide.

For a flavour of Scottish gully skiing Kenny's Hidden Gully film is well worth a watch too!

Wednesday, 16 October 2013


Last week at the BASI Trainers Conference in Aviemore we were treated to an inspiring talk from local man Dave Smith - this turned out to be one of the most inspiring talks I have witnessed, and the video below summarises alot of it.

What the video doesn't show is Dave winning Gold at the 2011 World Rowing Championships followed by Olympic Gold in the rowing lake in London 2012 just under 2 years after this surgery.

Properly inspiring stuff.