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
James Riddell’s Adventurous Life by Alison Riddell
(published January 2021 price £20 incl. p & p)
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.
1st February 2021
Online booking for the clubhouse have been suspended. Please login and see the bookings page for details.
22nd January 2021
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. ....
18th December 1920 (The Times)
The flat is available for booking! Skiing , Working from Home or just a break?
15th December 2020
Oriental Club EXPRESS
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.
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.
2nd December 2020
The videos of the planned Schilthornbahn developments can be found here
28th November 2020
Canada's Kandahar Run
Canada's Kandahar Run, Monashees 1993 by Cleeves Palmer
19th November 2020
Some websites that might provide useful information:
- Mürren Tourismus
- Swiss Government COVID-19 - in English
- Kanton Bern COVID-19 - in German
- Einwohnergemeinde Lauterbrunnen Information - Lauterbrunnen Community - in German
- Returning to UK from abroad, to Scotland, to Wales, to Northern Ireland ....
- Schilthornbahn News
- Ski Pass price list
- Top4 Ski Pass
20th October 2020
New rollingstock on The Mürrenbahn
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.
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