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A true toehold!
A true toehold! This is Moni's dad climbing in the Elbsandstein some time in the mid 1930's.
Note the massive rope and how they used to tie in. No such thing as a sit-harness.
The really hard stuff was often climbed barefoot.

Photographer unknown.

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SaintgrizzlyWow!

Saintgrizzly

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Great photograph!
Posted Sep 19, 2005 1:37 am

MoniRe: Wow!

Moni

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Thanks Vern - it is neat. It was among some of my father's effects - I have abunch more but just picked a few of the better ones to undercore the depth of history and importance of this area to climbing. Several very prominent and many very fine mountaineers have their roots here.
Posted Sep 19, 2005 11:57 am

MoniRe: History!

Moni

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Thanks - so do I. I just found a bunch more in my mother's effects and I will have to spend some time sorting through them and figuring out where and when they were taken.
Posted Oct 2, 2005 6:27 pm

MoniRe: The Old School

Moni

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Thanks! We are all a bunch of panty-waists compared to these pioneers! Thank heaven for them!
Posted Jan 23, 2006 10:37 pm

kamilRe: The Old School

kamil

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Great pic, Moni! Yeah your right it makes us all look like right wusses :)
Posted Feb 18, 2006 11:29 pm

The OgreThank you

The Ogre

Voted 10/10

for sharing this very personal photo of your dad. History lesson too!
Posted Jun 27, 2006 11:33 pm

MoniRe: Thank you

Moni

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You are welcome - he was a great guy.
Posted Jun 27, 2006 11:36 pm

nurettin10/10

nurettin

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This kind of stuff reminds me the real climbing. Thanks for sharing!
Posted Nov 7, 2006 12:03 pm

MoniRe: 10/10

Moni

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Thanks! Those people were really tough!
Posted Nov 7, 2006 2:06 pm

DrazilFantastic photo ...

Drazil

Voted 10/10

... you are fortunate to have it and so are we. Thanks for sharing.
Liz
Posted Jan 2, 2007 6:31 pm

MoniRe: Fantastic photo ...

Moni

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Thanks!
Posted Jan 3, 2007 2:15 am

Arthur DigbeeGreat picture

Arthur Digbee

Voted 10/10

If you get a chance, it would be very interesting for many of us to see an album of these historic shots. Thanks for sharing!
Posted Jan 26, 2007 12:22 am

MoniRe: Great picture

Moni

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Good idea - I have a ton of them.
Posted Feb 18, 2007 1:20 am

Charlesgreat

Charles

Voted 10/10

great shot. When men were men!! We take so much for granted these days.
Thanks for that.
Charles
Posted Jun 25, 2007 11:09 am

dai torahistoric

dai tora

Voted 10/10

that is old nice photo and it s interesting
to learn about history of climbing in the mountains .
Posted Jul 9, 2007 11:35 am

fabriziorChapeau

fabrizior

Voted 10/10

Chapeau to yr dad Moni!
Fabrizio
Posted Nov 28, 2007 3:52 pm

MoniRe: Chapeau

Moni

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Grazie Fabrizio
He was a great man!
Posted Nov 28, 2007 8:04 pm

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on Nov 30, 2003 6:27 pm

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