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Why do you need an Ice Hammer on Etive? For the midges...
© pneame, Oct 1974
Route: Big Ride
Climbers: Jim Fairgrieve
Camera used: Canon FT
Date taken: October 1974
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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/09
Beards, breaches, checked shirts, Whillans harnesses, those were the days. Superb!
pec - 29/Nov/09
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/09
Great. Any idea what year it is?
Chris F - 30/Nov/09
Thanks! It's about 1975.
pneame - 30/Nov/09
Great shot and sums up Etive slabs nicely. Beautiful backdrop, brilliant granite and bits of heather in between!
Northern Mountain Monkey - 11/Dec/09
wonderfull photos and i think its a chounard a wonderfull hammer
brian cropper - 18/Feb/10
they were - perfectly balanced. I still have mine and treasure it greatly.
pneame - 18/Feb/10
so have i
brian cropper - 18/Feb/10
What a superb pic!
FedUp - 20/Aug/10
Thanks it was a great day on the hill
pneame - 20/Aug/10
It's a piton hammer. Still got mine. Can be very useful when replacing washing machine drum.
drewyule - 03/Jul/19
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