Don’t die without a question!

Every man ought to be inquisitive through every hour of his great adventure down to the day when he shall no longer cast a shadow in the sun. For if he dies without a question in his heart, what excuse is there for his continuance?” – Roald Amundsen

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A Ski Adventure to The Italian Alps…the (Kit List Check)!

Ski Kit Check-list.

With less than one week to go until I fly out to Italy all the usual doubts and fears have began to surface around such a venture. I hope to travel safely, to come back in one piece – having avoided any major injuries – I hope everyone will be OK at home while I’m away. I also hope for good snow and good weather conditions in the mountains for my week there, for good trails and pistes and that I perform well while skiing down them. I hope that the accommodation I chose will be close enough to the slopes and be clean and quiet. Most of all though I hope my training has left me fit enough to ski for around eight hours a day, for six days, back to back. Continue reading “A Ski Adventure to The Italian Alps…the (Kit List Check)!”

Victory awaits him…..

With some time on my hands until my travels and adventures start in earnest for 2011 I thought it would be a good idea to keep this blog ticking over regularly with some inspirational quotes from the famous and infamous of the adventure and travel sphere.

Sometimes a crazy quote from some crazed obscure person is all the motivation required for a call to arms and action! So with my waffling all finished, and with no further a do, here is the very first quote for the year, I hope you enjoy.

At_the_South_Pole,_December_1911

Victory awaits him who has everything in order ….. luck, people call it. Defeat is certain for him who has neglected to take the necessary precautions in time; this is called bad luck!
– Roald Amundsen