Wunder des Schneeschuhs. ein System des Richtigen Skilaufens und Seine Anwendung im Alpinen Geländelauf... Mit 242 Einzelbildern und 1100 Kinematographischen Reihenbildern.
Hamburg : Gebrüder Enoch Verlag, 1926. First Edition, 2nd issue (6-10 Tausend)
Large 4to, 216, xx pp, 242 photo-illustrations and diagrams in text and 126 photographic sequences, a total of some 1100 images on 42 sheets in a pocket at the rear, publisher’s original decorated blue cloth printed in black, fine copy.
Arnold Fanck was a German film director and pioneer of the mountain film genre. He is best known for the extraordinary alpine footage he captured in such films as The Holy Mountain (1926), The White Hell of Pitz Palu (1929), Storm over Mont Blanc (1930), Der weisse Rausch (1931), and S.O.S. Eisberg (1933). Fanck was also instrumental in launching the careers of several filmmakers including Leni Riefenstahl and cinematographer Sepp Allgeier.
Johann "Hannes" Schneider was an Austrian Ski instructor from the Arlberg. He developed the Arlberg technique and appeared in Dr. Arnold Fanck's ski film. Der weiße Rausch, filmed in the Arlberg in the winter of 1930/1931, which helped make skiing popular.
He moved to New Hampshire in 1939 and during the Second World War helped train the 10th Mountain Division of the U. S. Army in which his son Herbert served. Hannes became a member of the US Ski Hall of Fame in 1958.
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