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ONELIFE #37 – English

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Land Rover’s Onelife magazine showcases stories from around the world that celebrate inner strength and the drive to go Above and Beyond. For this issue of Onelife we visited Maneybhanjang in the Indian Himalaya, where Land Rover Series Is and IIs rule the roost, we followed the north star to the Land Rover Ice Academy in Arjeplog, Sweden, which offers thrilling ice driving action and bring you the story of outdoorsman Monty Halls and his family who are out with a Discovery for a scenic escape in Ireland.


COOL RUNNINGS Face winter with confidence, with our guide to driving safely on ice When the world turns white and streets pose the risk of dreaded black ice, you can head out with confidence, as your Land Rover is built to help you tackle treacherous conditions. But to get the best out of it, equip yourself with the skills to drive in slippery conditions. Phil Jones, Driving Specialist at Land Rover Experience, runs the team of instructors at the Land Rover Ice Academy in Arjeplog. A 38-year veteran of Land Rover who honed his skills in Canada’s frozen north, Phil gets a real thrill out of driving on ice. In fact he admits he would actually rather drive on snow than on tarmac! We asked Phil for his top ten tips to handle icy conditions safely... 01 PREPARATION WINS BATTLES Practice ice driving techniques in a safe environment, such as the Land Rover Ice Academy, before you need to drive in slippery conditions out in the real world. 02 GET A GRIP ON GRIP Check that your tyres are properly inflated. You can fit a Land Rover Snow Traction System (clip-on traction aids) to your tyres, or opt for deep-treaded Land Rover-approved winter tyres. 03 TAKE THE EDGE OFF If not automatically set (on selected models), manually set your vehicle’s Terrain Response to Grass-Gravel-Snow mode, which assists by softening overly aggressive inputs. 04 STEADY DOES IT Your Land Rover’s All Terrain Progress Control function allows you to set a given speed (below 20mph) and adapts the vehicle’s systems to make steady progress in all conditions. 05 THINK BIGGER Recalibrate your mind. Braking distances on ice are tenfold more than in normal road conditions. 06 BE A SMOOTH OPERATOR Make every input smooth. Look as far ahead as possible on the road or any other surface in order to anticipate any change of direction or braking that may be required, in good time. 07 SKIDDING? GET SOME STEER If you find yourself in a skid through oversteer (meaning, your car’s nose is turning too sharply into the corner), apply a dab of opposite-lock a quick steering input that points the front wheels back in the direction you want to face. 08 BE AWARE OF YOUR WHEELS Remember where the wheels are pointing and neutralise the correcting input, so when the car finds grip again, its direction isn’t unexpected. 09 POWER CAN BE YOUR FRIEND When sliding in an oversteer situation, the idea of applying more power may seem counter-intuitive but when you have All Wheel Drive, it helps to pull the car straight, as the front wheels are able to simultaneously steer and grip. So as you counter-steer, don't hold back. 10 BUT KNOW WHEN TO EASE UP On the other hand, if the skid is by understeering (meaning, your car’s nose is not turning into the corner enough and you risk running wide), cease accelerating and don’t add more steering lock. GET READY FOR THE SEASON Book a pre-winter vehicle check at your local Land Rover retailer. View the Land Rover Gear range of genuine winter accessories at PHOTOGRAPHY: DIRK BRUNIECKI 68

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