Feb. 25: Ed Webster slide show at I.M.E. in North Conway
Evolution of the American Climber, from Suits & Ties to Lycra 1910 – 2010
Where: International Mountain Equipment
2733 White Mountain Highway
North Conway, NH
When: Saturday, February 25, 2012, 7:00 PM
Ed’s new lectures illustrates, with all archival and original photographs taken by the climbers themselves, the evolution of American climbing, looking at the evolution of clothing, footwear, protection, rope-techniques and ethics, from the earliest days of White Mountain rock climbing, in the 1920s and 30s…. seen through the eyes ( and pictures ) of Robert Underhill, Fritz Wiessner, and Bill House….. through the Golden Years of Yosemite rock climbing, illustrated with the classic photographs of Tom Frost….. to the ” White painter’s pants & Rugby shirt ” era of the 1970s…. even some bare-foot climbing ! Come enjoy this entertaining, educational and fun lecture. Webster will also be signing his new set of climbing and Mt. Everest posters after the show.
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