One of the strangest pics I've seen! Did you find it in an achive?
"Summit" was one of the few domestic climbing magazines back then. I had a subscription till they stopped publishing around 1990. Once in a while I would be more self indulgent and get an issue of "Mountain" published in Britain by Ken Wilson. Their photos even of the second on a pitch made one's palms sweat. "Mountain" was the "Alpinist" of its day.
Thank you for adding the image. Most of those relics are now gone.
I used to subscribe to Summit Magazine as well. Those were the goodol days! I never saw this cover shot. It must have been before I subscribed.
Interesting shot though.
I have this issue of Summit too. What a great magazine that was. Thanks for sharing it.
Was this photo attached to a recap of the "international climbing summit" held in the Caucasus that year?
John Roskelley and some Americans were there, as was Doug Scott I believe. I think this is also when a Russian womens team was killed.
I'm fascinated by this time period in World Mountaineering. Does Summit have a report?
I plan to look it up in the old mags!
"a Peek at Lenin. A climber grasps the art of Socialist Realism at 7406m" - brilliant title
is super awesome. Soooo cool.
for adding this picture to the album "Summit's signals".