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Why do you need an Ice Hammer on Etive? For the midges...
© pneame, Oct 1974
Route: Big Ride (E3 5c)
Climbers: Jim Fairgrieve
Camera used: Canon FT
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To place pegs. Back in those days there weren't any friends or rocks, and only one choice of climbing shoe. The EB. But possibly, it as good as any other deterrent against the midges ;-(
Mike421 - 28/Nov/09Report
Beards, breaches, checked shirts, Whillans harnesses, those were the days. Superb!
pec - 29/Nov/09Report
what do you mean? I still wear EBs,had em resoled lots of times cos there really comfy, Oh and I'm kinda getting on a bit
zigzag - 29/Nov/09Report
Great. Any idea what year it is?
Chris F - 30/Nov/09Report
Thanks! It's about 1975.
pneame - 30/Nov/09Report
Great shot and sums up Etive slabs nicely. Beautiful backdrop, brilliant granite and bits of heather in between!
Northern Mountain Monkey - 11/Dec/09Report
wonderfull photos and i think its a chounard a wonderfull hammer
brian cropper - 18/Feb/10Report
they were - perfectly balanced. I still have mine and treasure it greatly.
pneame - 18/Feb/10Report
so have i
brian cropper - 18/Feb/10Report
What a superb pic!
FedUp - 20/Aug/10Report
Thanks it was a great day on the hill
pneame - 20/Aug/10Report
It's a piton hammer. Still got mine. Can be very useful when replacing washing machine drum.
drewyule - 03/Jul/19Report
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