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Fire at Chamonix swimming pool

Fire at Chamonix swimming pool

Yesterday afternoon (09 January 2024) a huge fire broke out at the Richard Bozon swimming pool in Chamonix at around 17:30 CET. Around 50 swimmers were quickly evacuated and there were no injuries. A friend of ours was in the changing rooms with her children at the time: “It was a very narrow escape. We...
Chamonix preparing bid to host 2030 Winter Olympics

Chamonix preparing bid to host 2030 Winter Olympics

UPDATE (10 January 2023): Mayor of Chamonix, Éric Fournier, has confirmed that a joint bid (with Valais and the Aosta Valley) for the Winter Olympic Games “is not on the agenda” ————- Chamonix is currently preparing a bid to host the 2030 Winter Olympic Games, in partnership with the Valais region of Switzerland and the...
Ski Deals article in 'The Independent'

Ski Deals article in ‘The Independent’

Iain was recently commissioned by ‘The Independent’ to put together this round-up of current ski deal. Ths article was published earlier this week.
6 Takeaways from We Like Travel’s Annual ‘Mountains Resort Social Media’ Report

6 Takeaways from We Like Travel’s Annual ‘Mountains Resort Social Media’ Report

Every autumn, French digital marketing agency We Like Travel publishes the results of their annual social media survey of French mountain resorts and regions. The 2021 survey looked at responses from 233 destinations, including 181 ski resorts, 19 ski areas and 33 regions. Here are six of the key points we took from this year’s...
UTMB 2021 Race Report: Finishing is Winning!

UTMB 2021 Race Report: Finishing is Winning!

On Sunday 29 August, I finished the 2021 UTMB (Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc) in 41 hours, 35 minutes and 35 seconds. That placed me in 755th place out of 2347 starters and 108th of 541 in the MV50 age category. A good result certainly, but my mantra for the race throughout had been ‘finishing...
'Fastpacking' article on FastRunning.com

‘Fastpacking’ article on FastRunning.com

Iain’s article about his recent four-day ‘fastpack’ of the Tour du Mont Blanc has been published at FastRunning.com: Iain travelled to France in July. ‘Fast-packing’ is hiking, but lighter and faster – it’s great training for trail running races. Iain’s trip was a recce for the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc trail running race, taking...