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Dangling from a helicopter in mid air: My Bond moment being winched off a mountain on a ski holiday

Ski touring in the heart of the mountains enthralled Catherine Murphy, who recalls a trip to magnificent Verbier, during which she had to be winched to safety

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Magnificent slopes of Verbier, Switzerland

Magnificent slopes of Verbier, Switzerland

Ski class with Warren Smith, also head coach on TV show ‘The Jump’

Ski class with Warren Smith, also head coach on TV show ‘The Jump’

Catherine Murphy on the slopes

Catherine Murphy on the slopes

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Magnificent slopes of Verbier, Switzerland

Dangling from a helicopter at 3,000m with just a steel cable between me and the ground, I was having an unmistakably Bond moment.

A week earlier, I had stopped skiing to watch a snowboarder being winched off the mountain by helicopter. It looked terrifying.


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