South pole record breaker Bryony Balen back home in Derbyshire

25 January 2012 Last updated at 07:18 ET The UK’s youngest person to ski the full distance to the south pole has returned to her home in Derbyshire.  Bryony Balen, 21, from Melbourne, reached the landmark on Friday after skiing 705 miles (1,100km) from the coast to the pole.   The Newcastle University student spent […]

Tags: , , ,

  • Digg
  • Del.icio.us
  • StumbleUpon
  • Reddit
  • Twitter
  • RSS
avalanche ski training

Should all skiers wear helmets?

26 January 2012 Last updated at 05:59 ET By Emma Jane Kirby BBC News The first thing I realise as we venture out of the patrol headquarters at the top of Cairngorm ski station, is that a 70mph wind isn’t just an irritant which has caused all the ski lifts to close – it is […]

Tags: , , ,

  • Digg
  • Del.icio.us
  • StumbleUpon
  • Reddit
  • Twitter
  • RSS
RSS