Climber in a snowy crevasse. Photo BCMC 51-41.



Knickers, Gaiters and Goggles

The climber is negotiating a crevasse in the vicinity of Mount Sanford in 1972, wearing clothing typical of the day. The toque is probably wool, while the goggles are likely military surplus. The shirt is cotton. The knickers, of wool or cotton, are designed for climbing, and fasten just below the knee, over top of the nylon gaiters. These gaiters prevent snow from slipping into the boots, and prevent the crampons from catching on the knee-high socks underneath.

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