Rucksack: vintage or 'new' WPG Bergans?

Discussion in 'The Great Outdoors' started by pipvh, Feb 17, 2010.

  1. H.Johnson

    H.Johnson One Too Many

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    I'm not sure we can blame the rucksacks for what happened to the 1934 expedition!

    And surely Hermann Buhl (my boyhood hero) more than made up for that tragedy with his solo ascent (without 'gas') in 1953. I felt at the time in my boyish way that his achievement even overshadowed the Commonwealth Everest expedition. Strange what you feel when you are young. Perhaps it was the way my dad's mountaineering pals talked about it. Nanga Parbat is a climber's mountain if ever there was one...

     
  2. BellyTank

    BellyTank I'll Lock Up

    Yes-

    "1939: All equipment and tent production was taken over for the armed forces."

    Of course.


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  3. pipvh

    pipvh Practically Family

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    It's incredible what those people endured, and achieved. It was always explorers who were my childhood heroes as well (in my case Scott and particularly Captain Oates). I suppose it's more or less unimaginable that a climbing expedition today could suffer like the 1934 Nanga Parbat attempt. And we can't really understand how wild and isolated those places were back then. I've been wondering recently whether Hillary and Tenzing didn't capture my imagination all that much (I was born in the early 1960s, so it was already relatively distant for me) because they appeared to have a fairly easy time of it. Sad but true: it's the epic tragedies that are the stuff of legend.
     
  4. jab

    jab New in Town

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    pipvh: if you're still interested, I'm looking to sell my grandfather's canvas Bergan from the 1920/30s. (Bergans put the age in this bracket)
    PM me if you (or anyone else) is interested.
    I'll be in the UK at the beginning of January, could mail it then

    ADMIN NOTICE *Need 15+ Postings to activate PM facility* I'm on the lookout myself for a 30's Bergen (Paddy).
     
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  5. Heeresbergführer

    Heeresbergführer Familiar Face

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    Grüß Di' Bergkameraden,

    Some great looking rucksacks that people have posted...really love the 'minty' Deuter Tauern Rucksack. I have a few Tauerns and other Deuter wartime Gebirgsjäger rucksacks, as well as a few other makes:

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    The Tauern Rucksack is very comfortable to climb and hike with even when loaded with about 60 lbs. of clothing and gear...did a period climb up to 10,000 ft in the French Alps in 2010 with one:
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    IMG_0156 by bergfuhrerkiser, on Flickr
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    IMG_0293 by bergfuhrerkiser, on Flickr


    Berg Heil,

    Patrick
     
  6. PADDY

    PADDY I'll Lock Up Bartender

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    Looks lovely Patrick!
     
  7. Mr. Godfrey

    Mr. Godfrey Practically Family

    Super collection Patrick. Love you last photo IMG_0293 a cracking photo IMHO, Thanks for sharing.
     
  8. Giftmacher

    Giftmacher One Too Many

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    Got same. It's cheap, durable and capacious. Official name is "tlumok vz.60" (rucksack patt.1960)
     
  9. Giftmacher

    Giftmacher One Too Many

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    Awesome photos Patrick! So is your collection.
     
  10. PADDY

    PADDY I'll Lock Up Bartender

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    Must keep an eye out for those Czech ones!

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