Monday, 26 January 2009

Early Mountaineers - Irvine and Beetham

There is something amazing about early mountaineers. We are outdoor fanatics, well used to be until we moved to London! Modern movements are great but I was searching out images of early climbers, mountaineers and explorers and came across these two images of "Sandy" Irvine and Bentley Beetham. The former was Mallory's climbing partner and BB was also one of the team. These guys were tough and pretty cool. Before Gore Tex and the latest kit, they were up the mountains getting the jobs done. Legends for what they have done and what they might have achieved.

The backpacks are pretty special aswell!

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