Category: Literature

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C.M.I. Catalog (1988)

C.M.I. published this catalog in 1988 showcasing their product line. New for that season were the RoKJoX “cammable nut” as its called in the catalog copy. RoKJoX were an interesting idea and worked well...

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The Eiger Sanction

“The Eiger Sanction” is one of my favorite climbing movies. Released on May 21, 1975 in the United States and through out the summer in other countries, the movie didn’t do great business and was considered...

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38th Regimental Combat Team Training Day Program

This is a very interesting piece of military climbing history. The 38th R.C.T. (Regimental Combat Team) published a simple program to introduce and outline a demonstration of their basic mountain skills training. The text...

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1961 Thomas Black & Sons Catalog

A 1961 Thomas Black & Sons catalog complete with the beautiful “Good Companions” cover and an amended price list insert. This catalog is offer in its entirety as a unique historic document. The pages...

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1928 Sporthaus Jungborn Catalog

This catalog showcases many items the modern mountaineer would recognize. There are pitons, carabiners, rappel rings, and hammers that look a bit like the types we still use. Sporthaus Jungborn seems to have been well stocked with...