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Arnold Lunn CINE FILM

This piece of cine shot in Murren has recently been given to the Kandahar. We think it dates from the early 1950s and contains the only footage we have of Sir Arnold Lunn skiing.   

The opening sequence is of curling and skating on the former enormous ice rink.  Next we see Arnie accompanied by Philippa Hussey and another with skis climbing up to perhaps either the Hog’s Back or the top of Allmendhubel.  Arnie is then filmed executing a Telemark turn in powder.  The next shot is of Philippa and another traversing possibly on the Winteregg.  Their picnic could be at the former Winteregg station.  Arnie and party are then seen departing Mürren. There is an advertisement for a cinema (perhaps in Interlaken). The final shots are probably of Lake Thun.

If you can enlighten us as to the characters and places please do.

8th March 2021


LOOKING FORWARDS

 
James Riddell’s Adventurous Life by Alison Riddell
(published January 2021 price £20 incl. p & p)

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This book covers the amazingly varied and adventurous lifetime of a lovely man, and well known Kandahar member, past President, Inferno winner ... As well as being an Olympic skier he was an all-round sportsman, author, artist, traveller, gardener and much more besides. The book is well illustrated with plenty of photos, sketches, cartoons and paintings. It would make ideal lockdown reading, transporting the reader to the Congo, the Cedars of Lebanon, Jerusalem, Bali, Australia ... and with frequent visits to Mürren, Zermatt and beyond.


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1st February 2021


ClubHouse Bookings

Online booking for the clubhouse have been suspended.  Please login and see the bookings page for details.

22nd January 2021


AICC

The 14th Amateur Inter-Club Team Championship  which was due to be held by the DHO in Wengen has been postponed until next year.  It will now be held 10th – 12th March 2022 by the DHO.

12th January 2021


100 Years AGO

WINTER SPORTS IN SWITZERLAND


Alpine winters which begin with a heavy snowfall in October often redress the balance by rain at Christmas. This year a wonderful summer outstayed its welcome, and the autumn tints and cloudless skies did not console the anxious hotelkeepers for a complete lack of snow. All things come to an end, and punctually on December 1 heavy snowfall delighted the anxious watchers. Just enough snow fell to satisfy the ski-runners. ....   

Read the full article that appeared in The Times in 1920

18th December 1920 (The Times)


Kandahar Flat

The flat is available for booking!  Skiing , Working from Home or just a break? 

15th December 2020


Oriental Club EXPRESS

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You can now enjoy the food from the Oriental Club's kitchens, delivered to your home.  Designed as generous servings for two people, or two meals for one person.  Delivery anywhere in the UK Mainland.  From £37.50.

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The Oriental Club are delighted to extend this service to Kandahar Ski Club members at Member prices, which equates to a 15% discount on those quoted.  If you log in, you can access the  discount code.   To order click here  or use the QR code in this PDF.   

https://oriental-club-express.myshopify.com/


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2nd December 2020


Schilthornbahn 20XX

Schilthornbahn 20XX

The videos of the planned Schilthornbahn developments can be found here

28th November 2020


Canada's Kandahar Run

Cleeves Dominic and Sam in 1992

Canada's Kandahar Run, Monashees 1993 by Cleeves Palmer

19th November 2020



VISITING Mürren?

Some websites that might provide useful information:

20th October 2020


Oriental Club

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The Oriental Club open - Reservations necessary This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

Oriental Club Coronavirus Update


New rollingstock on The Mürrenbahn

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In order to meet the requirements of the Disability Act, the old trains will be replaced with low modern ones by 2023.  The stations and workshop will be modernised with the large scale renovation of the train line.  The first train of the three trains will be in operation by summer next year.

 


UNDER 35's - ORIENTAL EVENTS

The Oriental Club is putting on a large selection of events for their Under 35's and they have cordially invited all Kandahar members under 35 to participate.  Giles Milner is co-ordinating this - so please contact him This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 


 

 

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