Chouinard Ice poster?


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Social climber
Topic Author's Original Post - Aug 10, 2013 - 02:18pm PT
Thought these were common. Can't even find an image on the Internet but has to be one here on the Taco!

Anyone know all the details? Doug Robinson in Scotland? Or? What is one worth?


Trad climber
Aug 10, 2013 - 02:19pm PT
I had that on my wall as a kid. Great poster.

Social climber
Aug 10, 2013 - 02:23pm PT
Thought it was the other 'Doug'- Tompkins. But I don't have my copy anymore either.

Mountain climber
Aug 10, 2013 - 02:30pm PT
Dane, try PM'ing "dustyrat" from this thread, who might know:

Aug 10, 2013 - 02:33pm PT
that's one of the most expressionistic alpinism posters i've ever seen.

an incredible balancing of the graphic and the restrained.

Social climber
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 10, 2013 - 02:35pm PT
Thanks guys. Tomkins does ring a bell. Been a long time. Not sure that I want it and not sure my buddy wants to sell it but he was shopping it this morning.

Love the photo either way. Sure insprired me.

Social climber
joshua tree
Aug 10, 2013 - 02:43pm PT
I got one rolled up under the couch. Doesn't say on it who the climber is. Only the address and price for a catalog. $1.00 I didn't know they were worth much. I'd part with mine for the right price?
Living in JTree I like to look at it when I'm feeling to hot.

Social climber
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 10, 2013 - 03:37pm PT
Thanks Steve G!

Topic Author's Original Post - Aug 5, 2011 - 04:30pm PT

A classic Ascent 1971 survey of the state of the frosty art four decades back!

Yvon Chouinard photo of Doug Tompkins soloing on Hell's Lum, Cainrgorms, Scotland.

Hal Tate

Mountain climber
Las Vegas, NV
Oct 12, 2015 - 04:36pm PT
Nailed it. Hell's Lum Crag , Cairngorns, Scotland.

Full conditions.

The good old days when it was about the climber and not necessarily the gear.

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Oct 12, 2015 - 04:39pm PT
Had that on the fridge BINTD.

Gym climber
Oct 12, 2015 - 04:41pm PT
Well, that fully blows the rumor that the whole thing was staged and the photographer was drinking a cold one and laughing it up while getting the fog machine rolling...

some eastside hovel
Oct 12, 2015 - 05:10pm PT
Ok... What about this one?? Been hanging on my wall for YEARS! What up with all the webbing and gear on the rope?

Oct 12, 2015 - 05:28pm PT
I wondered about that one as well; chopped rope and trying to make it down with whatever was left? Good forum topic, make a one paragraph story about this poster (or the un-named features to the left resembling Buckingham Palace).
Crag Q

Trad climber
Louisville, Colorado
Oct 12, 2015 - 08:34pm PT
I had that poster too as a wee lad. I could never quite figure it out. Last pitch of an epic bail perhaps.

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 13, 2015 - 07:51am PT
That last one should be titled

"Would you buy life insurance from these blokes?"
Hal Tate

Mountain climber
Las Vegas, NV
Oct 13, 2015 - 03:39pm PT
Rapping off of a flake. You use what you got.

Sometime it's not pretty.

Changabang is right.
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