By Arnold Lunn
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Memorial to Arnold Lunn in Mürren, Switzerland. The textual content reads, "It was once the following in Mürren that Arnold Lunn set the 1st slalom in 1922 and organised the 1st global championship in downhill and slalom racing in 1931."
Sir Arnold Henry Moore Lunn (18 April 1888 – 2 June 1974) was once a skier, mountaineer and author. He used to be knighted for "services to British snowboarding and Anglo-Swiss family members" in 1952. His father used to be a lay Methodist minister, yet Lunn was once an agnostic and wrote significantly approximately Catholicism ahead of he switched over to Catholicism on the age of forty five and have become a Catholic apologist.
He was once born in Madras, India and died in London.
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Boots should, of course, be frequently greased and oiled. Many ski-runners have no nails in their ski-ing boots. imported from Norway, where and the need for nails is less. abounds Alpine country in steep wood-cutter's tracks, where the ski-runner without nails in his boots is at a very serious disadvantage. I remember once This superstition the country is is gentler EQUIPMENT 31 descending a wood-cutter's track late at night on foot carrying my ski. I fell heavily every five minutes. This was the last occasion on which I ever ski-ed with nailless ski-ing boots.
For mountaineering an extra waistcoat made of silk material collects snow. CROSS-COUNTRY SKI-ING 32 Even paper waistcoats are warm With trousers very small gaiters should be worn round the ankle to prevent the snow is very useful. and serviceable. and the boot. I designed a gaiter which was about six inches deep getting in between the trousers and broad enough to go round the ankle with a good This is provided with three little straps, and two holes through which the bootlaces can be deal to spare.
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