/ The future of ice climbing, from a 1908 perspective
"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."
Fascinating read. Good find!
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.
Most interesting, a man well ahead of his time. A professional engineer and very experienced climber.
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