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Related image: Siegfried Herford and George Mallory at Pen y Pass, December 1913
Geoffrey Winthrop Young
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An all-time classic portrait photo taken by Geoffrey Winthrop Young in 1913 of Herford and Mallory, after the three of them had done a new double traverse of Lliwedd in very wintry conditions. I went back to the same spot at PyP in November 2005 ...
Gordon Stainforth - 31/Jul/06
5 for historical value.
peng - 22/Oct/06
I saw this photo somewhere nearly 10 years age ago. It seems to sum up what it's all about, chillin after a good day out!
Nick Beckett - 17/Jan/07
The incredible thing is that they had just done a new double girdle traverse of Lliwedd, together with Winthrop Young who took this picture. I find it hard to believe that Mallory had been wearing those shorts on the climb! I suspect they had just been in the bar to warm up .. but the day is still light, and it's December ... Quite a mystery. Maybe it was before they set off? (Again, seems a bit unlikely). I suspect that WY was exaggerating, and that the shot was taken, say, the following morning.
Gordon Stainforth - 17/Jan/07
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