Zermatt and the Valais, by Sir Arnold Lunn. 202 pages of text, 9 black & white photographs and index. London: Hollis & Carter, 1955. Price, 12s 6d.
Imagine yourself, a newcomer to the Alps, taking the little red train from Visp to Zermatt. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to find yourself sitting next to someone who knew the region and loved it well, who pointed out the great peaks to you as they came into view and told you delightful tales of each little village and of the men who made history in those peerless hills ? Lucky you !
Arnold Lunn's Zermatt and the Valais is just that: a trip through the Valais in the best of company. To one to whom these valleys are new, this little book should be a real help in getting acquainted. For those of us who know and dearly love them, it will serve to recall happy days and to remind us warmly of the author, to whom the mountain sports owe so much.
Elizabeth S. Cowles