Category: Early Climbing Era


MARWA Ice Screws

Introduced in 1961 the Stubai MARWA ice screw was the first commercial attempt at a practical ice screw. Designed by Sebastian Mariner (1909-1989), the screws are simple and elegant but are also very difficult...


Thomas Black & Sons Catalog 1959

Only the climbing related sections of the 1959 Thomas Black & Sons equipment catalog showing the selection of equipment available to British climbers at the time. The whole catalog is eighty-four pages long covering camping, skiing,...