The way they lived their lives, at a time when "the little lady was supposed to stay home and take care of her family", is an incredible story. Much respect for doing it your way.
Keswick is stamped as the town of manufacture. I thought it was in Scotland but seems to be on the North England boarder.
"Keswick, town (parish), Allerdale district, administrative county of Cumbria, historic county of Cumberland, northwestern England. It lies at the north end of the Derwent Water (lake), below the peak of Skiddaw."
Spent this past weekend climbing at Smith and trying to catalog a pile of vintage gear...I should be posting pics shouldn't I?
Cool stuff...that title of yours Fritz got me to look : )
Just cleaned up the same Forrest axe, tagged it and dropped it in the (collection) abyss! I need to double check but I recall the climber's name to be Don White? He used it in Pakistan, or ?? Hmm..good thing my acquisition records are better kept than my memory.
PS That iron collection upthread is worth a grip of money on eBay. Prices are sky high these days!
That does look really interesting!
Limestone in or around the Sierra? I had not idea. The last time I was able to climb limestone, it was a little crag out by New Jack. Fun stuff!
Had a good day yesterday on some short climbs, but it was fun.....!
I'm going for some short, obscure stuff....shhhh can't say where yet...