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David Allsop

Born in the Black Country in 1954, David Allsop's introduction to skiing was on a rudimentary mono-ski down the slopes of a slag heap in Quarry Bank. He spent the next 30-odd years scrupulously avoiding anything to do with sliding downhill. Persuaded to go on a skiing trip to Cervinia in the mid 1980s, he instantly became the sort of fount of skiing knowledge that people fight to sit next to at dinner parties. Unaccountably, he finds invitations to dine have become somewhat more elusive. After...See more