295), and the 'memento factory' at the Mer de Glace, where 'I bought the normal paper-cutter to remember the place by, and had Mont Blanc [...] branded on my alpenstock
In 1940 Ramon Mercader murdered Trotsky with an alpenstock
in Mexico City; the possibility that Mercader acted on Stalin's behalf was not substantiated at the murder trial.
Shail has a yard at one end of Castlmorton Common-at the opposite end is the base of trainer/rider Tim Stephenson, who took the first of the young-horse maidens with Alpenstock
, a non-thoroughbred six-year-old whose dam, Altaraza, was a top Anglo-Arab performer in France.
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.
For example, here is his first glimpse of Santiago pilgrims: There were northern Europeans dressed in polypropylene windbreakers, polar fleece, and shorts, with retractable high-tech alpenstocks
, as athletic looking as Alpine hikers.