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alpenstock

an early form of ice axe, consisting of a stout stick with an iron tip and sometimes having a pick and adze at the head, formerly used by mountain climbers
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Alpenstock never caught the eye when hurdling from Henrietta Knight's yard but scored comfortably on this fencing debut.
I was also fascinated by a picture of a pair of skis and alpenstock which once belonged to Scott himself.
Triumph Hurdle, King's Curate in the Stayers' Hurdle and Alpenstock in the National Hunt Chase.
Travelling head lad Ken Pickersgill feels that the ground is too firm and declares the horse a non-runner, but the jockey disagrees and Ramrig gets the better of Alpenstock (Katie Gaze/ Ron Hyett).
You think of Switzerland and you think of chocolates with wrappers picturing gentle, green alpinemeadowed moo-cows and buckets of foaming milch, edelweiss, gentian, old boys with alpenstocks and Tyrolean hats, wooden chalets with geranium-bedecked balconies, snow-capped peaks, the Red Cross, impossibly blue lakes with gleaming-white steamboats plying their watery way.
A typical treatment involved being wrapped in wet sheets at 6 am, bathed in cold water and sent up the hills to drink the springwater, the infirm helped on their climbs by Alpenstocks or Malvern walking sticks.