Alumni compete at the British Telemark Ski Championships
Two RHS old boys, Commodore Ian Annett (1977-1984) and Henry Munns (2003-2010), found themselves on opposing teams at the British Telemark Ski Championships in the French Alps. Though Henry works for defence company Thales on maintaining periscopes for the Royal Navy, he is also an Army Reservist who was selected this year for the Army Telemark Ski team.
Commodore Annett, was at the championships putting in a strong performance for the Royal Navy and awarded several of the Royal Navy personnel medals for their achievements, as well as congratulating the Navy team this year for their selection to compete against the Army at the Interservices.
Telemark skiing is a combination of Nordic and downhill ski racing which requires racers to complete on a downhill course with a ski jump and a banked 360 degree turn (the reipeløkke) and finishing with a flat or uphill skating section, all with the heel of the foot not attached to the ski.