Cross-Country Ski-ing by Arnold Lunn

By Arnold Lunn

Arnold Lunn
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Memorial to Arnold Lunn in Mürren, Switzerland. The textual content reads, "It was once right here in Mürren that Arnold Lunn set the 1st slalom in 1922 and organised the 1st international 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 was once knighted for "services to British snowboarding and Anglo-Swiss relatives" in 1952. His father used to be a lay Methodist minister, yet Lunn was once an agnostic and wrote severely approximately Catholicism earlier than he switched over to Catholicism on the age of forty five and have become a Catholic apologist.

He was once born in Madras, India[1] and died in London.

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They drive smoothly through ridges of hard snow which a anter to ski on, especially light pair of ski will glide roughly over. Life of a ski. least six —A good pair months ordinary seasons. six of skis should stand at of continuous ski-ing, that Skis wear out is to say much more quickly on hard than on soft snow, and a few days on ski-ing really hard snow tries many weeks on powder snow. When the skis begin to wear and cult. skis if the skis as much as the grain stands out, is irregular this makes running diffihowever, perfectly simple to send the the grain It down is, to any first-class firm, running surface and send it who will scrape the back quite smooth.

When he becomes more expert and no longer falls out of nervousness, he will very rarely have an unexpected backward fall, and his balance is then far more likely to be upset by a sudden change from fast snow into sticky snow, which will throw him on his face. So that the advice, lean forwards,' though excellent for the beginner, whose falls are nearly all backward falls due ' to pure nervousness, who is subject to modification for more likely to pitch forwards. The beginner may draw comfort from the fact that, owing to air pressure, his pace will not increase after the expert, the first ing way is far few seconds.

For headgear the ordinary Passe-montagne is very serviceable. A silk scarf is invaluable, as this can be tied on under one's cap if one uses a cap, thus protecting the ears and chin. — — ' ' ODDS AND ENDS — —Even The best rucksack for ski-ing is the Bergans model used in the Swedish Army. well-known Rucksack. in the winter, when the light Spectacles. not strong, a pair of lightly-coloured spectacles is is EQUIPMENT . 33 necessary, especially for people with weak eyes. light yellow is the best colour.

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