Author Archives: Matteo

Spring skiing in La Grave

The mountains are calling, and I must go – John  Muir During the winter months my mind functions in a slightly different way from how it normally does during the rest of the year: it doesn’t matter where I am, … Continue reading

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WWF’s Earth Hour – Saturday, 31 March 2012

Would you like to be part of something special this Saturday, 31st of March, at 8.30pm? It’s irrelevant what part of the world you live in, as long as you switch off your lights and light up your candles. It … Continue reading

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Lyngen Alps – Part 4

Day 5 We have stopped wasting Charles’ time asking him about the weather forecast for the next day. We have accepted that our destiny for this week is to deal with all the elements and often with all of them … Continue reading

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Lyngen Alps – Part 3

Day 3 The wind storm predicted by meteorologists didn’t materialize last night. So Charles decides to take advantage of the calmer seas and motor to the island of ArnØya. According to him, it has one of the most, if not … Continue reading

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Lyngen Alps – Part 2

Day 1 When I wake up around 7 we have already left Tromsø, and we are sailing towards the unknown. At least this is how it feels to us. Charles and Per have been sailing extensively along this coastline; they … Continue reading

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Lyngen Alps – Part 1

When I got back from Greenland, in May last year, all I could think of was planning another expedition in the Arctic. Even if the warm temperatures and the sun were encouraging me to focus on surfing, kayaking and just … Continue reading

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Happy birthday to me, but no singing please

The time of the year has come where I get that little bit older. It’s a remarkable improvement talking about it on my blog. When I was a child, for some reason I was never fond of celebrating my birthday … Continue reading

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Winter at full speed

When at the beginning of December I made the wish about a very cold winter season full of precipitations, I would have never thought Mother Nature would have listened to me and responded so quickly. Once somebody said to me: … Continue reading

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Free your heels with Telemark skiing

Regardless how many years people have been skiing for and how skilled they are, or at least they think they are, the great majority of the time the word “Telemark” comes up in a skiing conversation, everyone seems puzzled and … Continue reading

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Welcome back winter

Winter is upon us. Although I know that technically we are not going to enter winter till the solstice on the 21st of December, I can confidently say that the beginning of a new – hopefully cold and full of … Continue reading

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