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Postby jordansahls » Sat Feb 06, 2010 12:18 am

FortMental wrote:Here is me at the foot of the North Face of Athabasca, in 1892 in my Joe Brown helmet and North Face Cagoule.


I look like a gay Eskimo.

You must be very very old.
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Postby Sarah Simon » Sat Feb 06, 2010 12:43 am

Ok, history mountain dweebs. Post some of these grainy old photos to the Back in the Day album, por favor.

http://www.summitpost.org/view_object.p ... _id=594727

FortMental: I can't believe you used to wear a molester mustache! :twisted:
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Postby rasgoat » Sat Feb 06, 2010 1:12 am

MoapaPk wrote:Here I am as a teenager, on the "chimney" of Chimney Mountain in the Adirondacks.
The ridiculous mop of hair, and the 5lb boots are interesting memories. Note there are trees as high as the 40' pinnacle.

Chimney is, to my knowledge, the only mountain the Adirondacks, with significant prominence, that requires a class 4 climb for the true summit.

Nice one, gotta try that one Moapa,

Here's mine. Everyone is wearing total cotton in this photo, Just getting the fever here.
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Postby woodsxc » Sat Feb 06, 2010 1:18 am

Woodsxc circa 2004.

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Postby MoapaPk » Sat Feb 06, 2010 1:27 am

Cripes! 2004 was... Mt Russell? Wasn't that yesterday?
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Postby brianhughes » Sat Feb 06, 2010 4:47 am



Backpacking / Fishing in the Gila Wilderness in New Mexico in 1982.

Essential gear ...

Black Stetson cowboy hat
Form-fitting cotton shirt and blue jeans
Redwing work boots
Long sideburns and scraggly mustache
Jansport external frame pack
Holubar sleeping bag (remember their shop in Lakewood,CO?)
Indian blanket poncho / groundpad
Eagle Claw pack rod and Garcia-Mitchell 300 spinning reel
Not pictured is Ruger .22 revolver (hence the attitude)
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Postby Scott » Sat Feb 06, 2010 5:12 am

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Postby Bill Kerr » Sun Feb 07, 2010 2:04 am

Belaying at the top of Hide-a way chimney at the Vedauwoo, Wyoming about 1977. The Vedauwoo area is ancient granite with big coarse crystals and is 20 minutes from the University of Wyoming. We took climbing 101, etc as gym option courses.
Typical starving student wear for day was blue jeans and cotton shirts. That is a used goldline rope bought for $25. The white leather roper gloves were leftover from the farm/ranch.


Added some more at Sarah's albumhttp://www.summitpost.org/album/594727/back-in-the-day.html
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Postby dwhike » Sun Feb 07, 2010 4:31 am

Hat-less, leather gloves, flannel shirt, jeans, & an Eastpack...WHY am I still alive?! :shock: :shock:


Mt. Eisenhower, NH - November 1995
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