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Found on the South Face of Parrotspitze, Monte Rosa, during the ascent of the British Route. How old will it be?
© Sir Pilade, Aug 2016
Camera used: Nikon COOLPIX AW130
Date taken: 25th August 2016

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Great find!! Someone else might be able to date it more accurately, but looks like a Simond axe from perhaps 1950s/'60s.
wee jamie - 15/Oct/20Report
My first axe was wooden shafted and I think I bought it in the late 70's. No idea of the make.
Lankyman - 15/Oct/20Report
Thank you for your contribution, if i will discover something more about this axe i will write it here! :)
Sir Pilade - 27/Oct/20Report
Wow great thing to find. Incredible amount corrosion. I think 1950s, looks like theres no teeth on the pick and no karabiner hole in the centre.
RossCN - 11/Jan/21Report
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