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Bear Grylls and Stephen Fry in Dolomites

Hi, it’s Harry Silhouetteof-Wolfhowlingonhill, once again catching up with the great greenygrey television selection from the festive period.

Bear’s Wild Weekends

Like the Thirteenth Tale film featured in yesterday’s BBC highlights blog, there was a glut of greenygrey in Channel Four‘s Bear’s Wild Weekends shown on Christmas Day. scan0013

And linking with Sunday’s Everest view blog, Marc Latham has also hiked in the Dolomites.

Bear Grylls and Stephen Fry in the Dolomites Documentary

In the programme, outdoors expert Bear Grylls took indoors expert Stephen Fry out of his comfort zone and into the Dolomites.

Moreover, there was a body, mind and spirit theme to the documentary, like in the Werewolf of Oz. The two of them discussed that topic, as well as Stephen Fry’s bipolar disorder, after Fry said he’d never felt so alive.

Everybody can see an example of the greenygrey mountains, waterfalls, trees and fields in clips on the Channel Four website. This is one’s cover shot:

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The whole documentary is available to watch on Channel Four (only in U.K. I think) for another seventeen days.

Disclaimer: Stephen Fry was accompanied by an expert, so please don’t go climbing down mountains on your own.

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How to Win Olympic Gold Medals: the Greenygrey Verdict

Howldy do, it’s Martin ‘Werewolfie’ Adams, still enjoying my reporting stint at Olympics 2012. I’ve been so caught up in all the action that I missed another gold for Team GG. Shelley Ann Fraser-Pryce won the women’s 100 metres to give Team GG a third gold medal; well, in fact it was the second one, as it was before Usain Bolt won the men’s 100 metres. Here’s Shelly enjoying the victory in greenygrey:

 

Golds in Greenygrey Conditions

On August 2nd I wondered if Team GB had won gold in the rowing and not in the swimming because of the greenygrey environment of the former, and a distinct lack of greenygrey in the aquatic centre.

After that, there were further Team GB golds in other greenygrey conditions, such as Baillie and Stott in the canoeing and the athletics team’s treble gold in an hour on Saturday night.

Then Andy Murray embraced the Greenygrey after victory at Wimbledon, and Ben Ainslie won gold in front of the Greenygrey.

And then the Brownlees won gold and bronze in very greenygrey Hyde Park.

So it all looked good for the Greenygrey being the secret ingredient for Team GB’s gold rush.

Golds Won Beyond the Greenygrey

From those examples we could probably exaggerate the Greenygrey’s worth, but we believe in giving you the full story, and cannot hide the fact that Team GB won seven golds in the cycling velodrome without a hint of greenygrey on display, so the theory seems to have been disproved.

Although it seems that the greenygrey can be beneficial for training, providing a nicer environment and thus more motivation to get out there, it doesn’t seem to be essential for gold success in competitions. Therefore, Team GB swimming probably wouldn’t have won any golds even if there had been a greenygrey environment around the pool. They did very well anyway.

Instead, competing well and winning seem to be mostly down to body, mind and spirit, which just happens to be the theme of Grey’s amazing comedy-fantasy epic classic marathon virtual trek around Oz book, Werewolf of Oz: Fantasty Travel by Google Maps.

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