CAMPAIGN DIARY: Nigel Long & Co hitch a ride on a helicopter to evade avalanches

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.

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

worse.



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

rescued.



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

off.’



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

skiing accident.



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

our photographer.



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.



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