167: Van Life, Off the Grid in Méribel & Innsbruck Ski Jumping

In Episode 167 we discuss touring the Alps in a camper van, going off-grid in Les 3 Vallées, ski jumping in Innsbruck and follow up on the Ice Swimming World Championships in Samoens. 
Iain was joined by Katie Bamber – online editor at Fall Line Magazine – and freelance journalist Katja Gaskell. 


  • Katie last skied in Cervinia, Italy (2:30)
  • Al Morgan will be reporting on the SIGB Ski Test in Episode 168 (3:00)
  • Iain reports on snow conditions in Meribel last week (3:30)
  • Iain rented Rossignol Sky 7 skis from Intersport, fitted with touring bindings (4:00)
A stunning shot of Glencoe by Stephen Spiers
  • Iain spoke with Team GB competitor Cathy Munro in Episode 166
  • Katie Bamber toured the Alps in an adapted camper van last winter (18:30)
  • Read Katie’s article in Fall Line Magazine (20:00)
  • Katie previously lived in Sun Valley, Idaho (26:00, 27:20)
  • Iain ski toured to the Refuge du Saut in Meribel (28:45)
  • Rob Rees reported from the Bergesil Ski Jumping event in Innsbruck (37:30)


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