Iain Lygo

Iain Lygo

With a double degree in accounting and finance, Iain Lygo has successfully avoided an office job all his life. He has just launched Big Adventure Club. This adventure travel club has 6-8 epic tours a year including motor bike trekking in the Himalayas, surfing in Indonesia, back country skiing in BC, Mountain biking from Colorado to Utah, and road biking in France.

    Cyclist at Giro della Donna
    Giro Della Donna In Victoria, Australia The night before the Giro della Donna, I had a weird and very vivid dream about sleeping on a 1980s water bed. When I woke up, I quickly realised it wasn’t a dream and my tent was floating on 3 inches of water. The…
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    Ski Season, Alta Ski Resort, Utah
    Rad's Guide To Doing A Ski Season Firstly, congratulations. The next six months should be the best six months of your life. Secondly, listen up and do it right. Your objective for the ski season is to get as many vertical meters as possible, and to do that you will…
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    Skier launching at the halfpipe in Aspen-Snowmass. Park vs powder at A-Basin
    Resort Comparison: Aspen vs A-Basin Why would anyone do two resort reviews at once? There’s one obvious reason; Aspen is everything Arapahoe Basin (A-Basin) isn’t and vice versa. Getting to Aspen and A-Basin Let’s start with getting to the mountain. The parking area at A-Basin is a bouncy barren gravel…
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    Champagne Snow skiing at Fernie Alpine Resort, Fernie, BC, Canada
    Fernie Alpine Resort Competition Fernie in Canada with it’s six bowls is a huge mountain, but to see how big it actually is, I tried to ski as many different black and double black runs in two days (12 hours of skiing). There’s 75 named diamond runs on the map…
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    Off-piste skiing at Taynton Bowl in Panorama Mountain Resort
    Ski Guide To Panorama Mountain Resort Even when the weather is at it’s worst, Panorama is still a damn fine ski resort in Canada. Spring skiing is always a bit of a lottery weather wise. You can be in waist deep powder one day, glorious sunshine the next, and rain the following…
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    Blue bird day at Kimberley Alpine Resort. Photo Credit- Roland Gaschen
    Ski Guide to Kimberley Alpine Resort Before heading to a mountain I like to have a good look at a trail map to get my head around the terrain. One look at the Kimberley Alpine Resort map shows that the place is glade skiing heaven. All those long black diamond runs…
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    ski town festivals Griz Street Parade in Fernie, BC
    What, or who the hell is a Griz? Griz is the snow equivalent of Huey the surf god who creates great swells. He is a giant heavily-bearded man who wanders the mountains around Fernie firing a huge musket into the clouds. Griz is the reason why Fernie averages 9 meters…
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    Every serious rider knows what a bad day in the saddle feels like. Mountain biker, roadie or single speed racer, we’ve all been there. I have suffered on all types of bike, but nothing compares to the pain I went through on my first fat bike race. With the summer…
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    On a recent surfing trip in G Land (a surf break in a remote Indonesian jungle), an Australian surfer stubbed his toe on a rock breaking the skin. It’s a nothing injury back home, but two days later he was in agony with a systemic infection that wasn’t going to…
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