Topic Author's Original Post - Apr 29, 2013 - 02:12pm PT
I'm selling my wonderful old friend, this original Dachstein Sweater. It's blue-tagged, which means it's a medium. Rumor has it that you could survice an assault on Everest if you wear this sweater. (Sorry, bad joke).
Somebody make me an offer malcolmdaly(at)gmail.com.
I never thought about Dachstein sweaters when I posted my Royal Robbins Mountain Paraphernalia thread. Robbins sold Dachstein Mitts as did Chouinard, but I don't know if Robbins stocked the sweaters. My collection of Chouinard catalogs from the 70's show Dachstein mitts in every issue, but never the Sweater.
Who imported those pricy, but near bulletproof, chunks of pre-shrunk wool?
I remember Bruce Franks special ordering one for himself.
I have the sweater and mittens which I still take as a back up when ice climbing, my sweater is also a medium, wore it and wool knickers to a Halloween party. I think my Dachstein came from International Mountain Equipment Concord, NH.