All Posts By Arnie Wilson

The Big Interview: Mike Tindall

It’s not every day you get to have an interview with Mike Tindall, the Queen’s grandson-in-law. I’ve met Prince Charles briefly a couple of times, and Prince Philip too (just the once) but this was a proper interview over lunch all about Mike Tindall’s love of skiing, fulfilled only after he’d stopped playing rugby for…

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The Big Interview: Chemmy Alcott

Chimene “Chemmy” Alcott, World Cup Alpine ski racer, scarcely needs an introduction. Britain’s most famous and successful female skier was named after Sophia Loren’s character in the 1961 film El Cid. She started skiing when she was just 18 months old on a family holiday in Flaine, and first raced at the age of three….

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The Big Interview: Sir Ranulph Fiennes

The Ultimate Mountain Man Journalist Arnie Wilson tracked down famous explorer, Ranulph Fiennes. He talks about the Eiger, Everest and plans for his own family ski holidays. Sir Ranulph Fiennes has been described as The World’s Greatest Living Explorer. He could also have been one of the great Bonds! According to an interview on Top…

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Courmayeur is Calling Me

One of my all-time favourite ski areas is the bijou Italian resort of Courmayeur. The scenery (with the focus on Mont Blanc, the highest peak in the Alps) is second-to-none, the little old climbing town, with its pretty-much pedestrianised Via Roma main street, complete with enticing restaurants and bars (don’t miss the bustling Bar Roma,…

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