club vagabond

dedicated to all of those who have passed through Leysin and the Vag before growing up ...

Saturday, May 31, 2008

totally irrelevant picture

I've been signing up friends via Facebook and discovered this brilliant Leysin group - I hate the Leysin Stairs of Death. Anyone who knows Leysin knows these bloody things, that link the Village to Feydey. I must have been up and down them a thousand times, a hundred of them with a damaged ligament in my foot (thanks to a fall on the Vag stairs!)

Incredibly I don't seem to have a photo of them - so you're stuck with this one of me in 1988 in typical pose, champagne in one hand and a knife in the other, on the Chalet Elisabeth balcony.
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appeal ...

Via the Facebook site -

My production company is making a film about the scene in Leysin/Vagabond Club between 66 and 77. Anyone out there got some good Dougal Haston bar stories they want to tell us? That's the kind of thing we're after. Thanks... reach me at or via this site. Allen Hill Frame Pictures LLC
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bag race 1988

I've just uploaded these great photos from the Vag Bag Race, 6 February 1988. We'd had a pretty snow-free winter up till the day before, then the weather really kicked in and we had deep snow for the big event.

These pictures are tinged with sadness, because with the Vag gone this sort of international fun has gone from Leysin, and it's a much poorer place for it.

The sooner we get the Vag back the better!

I'm now scanning all my Leysin pics from 87/88, which will go on both this site and the Facebook group. If you're in the pics, or know someone who is, tag them on Facebook for me.
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