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    Here are a few more from National Geographic's "The Wildst Dream".







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    Another old photo.


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    The mountaineers of the first expedition to Mount Everest, in 1921, included (clockwise from lower left) George Mallory, A.F.R. Wollaston, Charles Howard-Bury, Alexander Heron, Harold Raeburn, Henry T. Morshead, Guy Bullock, and Oliver Wheeler.
    http://kids.britannica.com/comptons/...unt-Everest-in

    Colorized version from Into the Silence

    Images of an expedition to Everest, from the book Into the Silence. The 1921 Expedition, photographed by Sandy Wollaston. Back row (left to right): Guy Bullock, Henry Morshead, Oliver Wheeler, George Mallory. Front row (left to right): A.M. Heron, Sandy Wollaston, Charles Howard-Bury and Harold Raeburn
    http://www.canada.com/life/Gallery+E...576/story.html



    You can find pictures and info all over the place.



    Mallory upper left.
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    This site has some great images of Mallory's artifacts recovered from Everest.
    http://www.affimer.org/gallery.html#mallory

    Mallory's vest pocket camera. I actually have one of these that is still in good working order. Film for it is just very hard to come by.


    The cleats on Mallory's boots were good for the rocky terrain, but were less that stellar on snow and ice. Must have drawn all the cold up through them.


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    Stuff that was on Mallory's person.


    Interesting article about the clothing used back then.
    http://www.lums.lancs.ac.uk/news/784...oryreplicas06/

    Looks like someone is reproducing the style of clothing used back then.
    http://coggles.blogspot.com/2009/12/...acket-and.html


    Scroll about 8 articles down to see this one.
    http://www.selectism.com/news/tag/nigel-cabourn/page/4/


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    George Finch, dressed for the climate.


    Good article too.
    http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/nat...-1111118909454
    AN Australian climber was robbed by the Royal Geographical Society of the chance to be the first man to conquer Mt Everest - 29 years before Sir Edmund Hillary's ascent.

    The revelation has emerged from research done for best-selling British author Jeffrey Archer's novel Paths of Glory.

    The treachery, in which Archer even implicates members of the British royal family, may have cost the life of famed British mountaineer George Mallory, whom Australian George Finch was to have partnered on the 1924 expedition.

    Mallory died, in the opinion of Archer and many experts, when on the way down after reaching the summit...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Martti Kujansuu View Post
    Both Finnish and Sami traditional winter shoes are based on leather and they both are warm, lightweight and keep your feet dry if properly treated with tar and fats. I do not yet own a pair of these but I did some rough calculations based on Finnish shoe design and came to a conclusion that a pair would weight around 500-700 grams at most. Naturally the durability of these are not as great as the modern ones as they were designed to be used on soft snow instead of hard asphalt.
    This whole debate is regarding mountaineering clothes. Not clothing for use on cold dry snow.

    Based on personal experience, I wouldn't take what armed forces do in regard to equipment as an indication that there exist no better alternative ^_^

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