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Tag Archives: Mountaineering
6/6/1940: QUEBEC ALPINE CLUB HOLDS SPRING OUTING. . . Claire Ferrier, President of the Club and one of the nerviest girls in Canada coming over the edge of a rock cliff on Mt. Baldy.
STE. MARGUERITE, QUEBEC. . . Canada’s only girl mountain climbing club, the Quebec Alpine Club, holds its first spring session, in the picturesque Laurentian mountain area. The year’s first conquest was the precipitous cliffs of Mt. Baldy, 2,400 feet of sheer rock which they scaled in less than two hours. Rubber soled shoes, a half inch rope, miner’s picks, and a strong constitution are all they use. Dangling over a 200 foot sheer rock precipice is their greatest joy. Winter months are spent keeping in shape by skiing down that sides of the mountains they climb in summer, at a mile a minute clip. Press Photo: Hamilton Wright
Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay ascend Everest. Photo: Smithsonian.com
Norgay and Hillary at camp. Photo: The Times UK
Hillary and Norgay. Love the anoraks! Photo: Stamford Advocate
Swiss luxury brand Bally is celebrating the 60th anniversary of the first Everest ascent with a new capsule collection featuring a reproduction of the Reindeer-Himalaya boots worn by Tenzing Norgay while summiting with Sir Edmund Hillary on May 29, 1953. Photo: Bally
Check the Bally website for the full collection and information about the historic expedition. Photo: Bally
Strafe founders, John and Pete Gaston are serious business in the department of mountain endurance challenges – personally conquering prestigious ski mountaineering races and expanding the line to include specialized pieces for this pursuit.