98: Freefalling above the Eiger & the AJ Bell 3 Valley Rally

Jul 25, 08:12 AM

In Episode 98, we find out what it's like to jump out of a helicopter above the Eiger and learn about a new event in Val Thorens raising funds to turn young lives around. 

Presenter Iain Martin was joined by Olympic Skier Cross athlere Emily Sarsfield-Power, Dan Keeley from Snowcamp and journalist Felix Milns. 

Thanks to Switzerland Tourism for supporting the podcast

SHOW NOTES & TIME CODES

  • A new record for the longest women-only rope chain was set on Breithorn in Zermatt in June 2022 
  • Listen to more conversation about gender representation in Episode 97
  • Episode 97 was a Down Under special, featuring Australia and New Zealand
  • The snow down under is still very good
  • Jasmin Taylor is a Team GB telemarker and is currently working in Hotham, Australia (7:00)
  • At the time of recording only Zermatt, Hintertux and Passo Stelvio were open to the public for summer skiing (9:30)
  • Read Felix’s article about freefalling above the Eiger in The Telegraph (10:45)
  • Watch Shane McConkey’s double front flip into base jump straight off the Eiger

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w18wl-HQuH8
  • The AJ Bell 3 Valley Rally will take place in Val Thorens in April 2023 (21:00)
  • Find out more about Snowcamp charity and their Switch 180 campaign (25:00)
Feedback

BobinCH: "Enjoyed Neil English's stories about Villars [in Episode 96]. Slightly depressing to hear about the Mer de Glace situation but reminder to go back and enjoy it while we can!"
 
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