James Riddell

James Riddell

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. W. James Riddell MBE (December 27, 1909 - February 2, 2000) was a British champion skier and author who was involved in the early days of skiing as a competitive sport and holiday industry. Like his near contemporary, Sir Arnold Lunn, he matched his adventurism on the slopes and knowledge of the Alpine countries with an elegant record of his times. In 1929, he raced for Britain at Zakopane, Poland, in the first international downhill race, having got the reluctant backing of the International Ski Federation, and finished eighth among 60 racers. In the same year, he won the Kandahar Club's Muerren Inferno, still the longest and most demanding of amateur downhill races. He was British national champion in 1935 and vice-captain to Arnold Lunn's son, Peter, at the 1936 Winter Olympics at Garmisch-Partenkirchen.show more

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  • Paperback | 60 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 100g
  • Duc
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135742418
  • 9786135742411