I adore the Dolomites. For over a decade, I have walked, climbed and skied amongst them, gained wonderful memories and many great friends. COVID cancelled a planned ski trip in March, but now that restrictions have eased, I couldn’t resist a visit.Continue reading “On Days Like These…”
The end of 2017 is upon us, and it’s easy to look back and think that not much exciting happened. It was just another year, like the one before and like the one to come. Thankfully I write diaries and looking back, 2017 has certainly been packed with life experiences.
The finale of 2014 was, for me a difficult time. I was exhausted, both physically and mentally to a level where I felt truly lost. I had recently been reported missing in the avalanches of Annapurna, but as with most major disasters, I coped well enough. It was the pace of my day-to-day life which had ground me down. 2015 had to be better… Continue reading “2015 – A Year for Europe…”
I recently attended the PSAUKI MEGA Conference in Manchester. There I caught up with fellow climber Cathy O’Dowd. She was speaking about her part in a record-breaking climb to cross the Manzeno Ridge on Nanga Parbat. Her stories and images were stunning, but one phrase Cathy said struck a chord with me. It was ‘Goal Obsessed Society’. Lets look at those two words…
For almost 20 years I have worked with the press and media. Our relationship has been a happy one, with both sides benefitting – they have their story and I have free PR (and occasionally a bit of money too!) I’d like to share my experiences over a few blogs to help you work more effectively with the them… Continue reading “Working with the media part I – An overview…”