It’s good to learn that all those trapped overnight in the Aguille du Midi cable car have been rescued safely. I wouldn’t fancy spending the night suspended 12,000 feet up in high winds.
While the media now question cable car safety I can’t help noticing that the snow conditions look great. Is it a sign for the season ahead? I certainly hope so.
SPIN ZHIRA: Old Man in Helmand is the unauthorised, unvarnished and irreverent story of one man’s midlife crisis on the front line of the most dangerous district in Afghanistan where the locals haven’t forgiven the British for the occupation of 1842 or for the Russian Invasion of 1979. Of course, all infidels look the same so you can’t really tell them apart.