/ The future of ice climbing, from a 1908 perspective

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Only a hill - on 31 Oct 2012
Just come across this excellent article on Alpinist.com, featuring a translation of Oscar Eckenstein's 1908 article on the future of ice climbing. I read this years ago (and it inspired my book in many ways) but had forgotten how visionary Eckenstein was for his era.

"What the ice climbers of the future will be able to climb, I know not. But I find it hard to believe that we have already reached the limits of what is possible."

http://www.alpinist.com/doc/web12f/wfeature-eckenstein#
cbonner - on 31 Oct 2012
In reply to Only a hill:

Fascinating read. Good find!
Kevin Woods - on 31 Oct 2012
In reply to Only a hill: Wow. Amazing to read, thanks for that.
Only a hill - on 31 Oct 2012
In reply to Kevin Woods:
I think he was one of the first men to apply truly scientific methods to climbing equipment (apart from Beale and his Alpine rope). He was before his time in many ways; certainly up there with Chouinard and MacInnes.
Dave Wearing - on 31 Oct 2012
In reply to Only a hill:


Most interesting, a man well ahead of his time. A professional engineer and very experienced climber.
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martinph78 on 31 Oct 2012
In reply to Only a hill: Thanks for sharing, a good read.


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