THE HISTORY OF
CLASSIC BRITISH ALPINE
Extracts from The Story of Skiing 1952 by Arnold Lunn
'The Early Ski-pioneers in the Alps were German, Austrians and Swiss, but the British have to their credit the first ski ascents of the Dom, the highest mountain wholly in Switzerland, the Eiger, the Weisshorn and the discovery of some of the most important of ski passes such as the Galmiluke.'
‘But it was above all, in the realm of competitive skiing that our influence has been most pronounced.'
'The group of Englishmen at Murren, responsible for what I have called The Kandahar Revolution, had a greater effect on competitive skiing in ten years than the rest of the world in twenty-five centuries.’