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Messner Ice Axe

by skyward22 » Mon Jan 19, 2015 6:07 pm

Does anyone know what kind of ice axe Messner used on K2 in 1979?

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Re: Messner Ice Axe

by Fred Spicker » Tue Jan 20, 2015 7:13 pm

I checked to books for photos - neither shows the ice tool well enough to identify it -
In his K2 book, there is one that would have been good - but his mittens are draped over it.

Good luck.

This link is to the the best - the photo appears in All 14 Eight Thousanders. Scroll down and click on the image of Messner on the summit of K2 to enlarge.

Or, Google images - Messner K2 1979


http://www.mountainsoftravelphotos.com/ ... ences.html

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Re: Messner Ice Axe

by skyward22 » Tue Jan 20, 2015 9:43 pm

Thank you! This was the same picture another person found. They suggested it was the Stubai Rupal....

http://www.mountainproject.com/v/109965156

Do you mind snapping some photos of the pictures in your two books? And the K2 book with the mittens? Would be nice to cross-compare images.


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