While most of us were working our socks off last week, there were
some lucky people who were off skiing - until, that is, the threat of
avalanches became apparent.
BMP DDB’s Chris Cowpe missed a couple of days skiing in Klosters because
of the excessive snowfall but Partners BDDH’s Nigel Long fared slightly
Long had flown to Switzerland’s Grindlevald resort for a week’s skiing
with his family. When warnings of avalanches became quite serious, the
travel company rushed to their assistance.
While other snow-bunnies had to queue for places on helicopters to be
air-lifted out, Long’s travel company had the forethought to pre-pay and
pre-book places on the helicopters - so the Long entourage were quickly
Long tells us: ’It wasn’t exactly lovely and white and snowy, it was
actually quite rainy and cold. My kids were absolutely terrified as it
was really quite packed in the helicopters. But it hasn’t put me
Meanwhile, mischievous gossips told us there was a certain agency
chairman in London who has spent the past fortnight hobbling around in a
plastercast, trying to make out that he was injured in a glamorous
So we felt it was our duty to investigate.
Evans Hunt Scott’s Terry Hunt has sported a rather fashionable cast for
the past couple of weeks. He was, however, rather modest when posing for
You see, Hunt didn’t break his ankle while on a complicated ski jump in
Chamonix, nor did it occur in a snowboarding accident in Courcheval.
He broke it running for the bus.