From Robert Lawrie catalogue

From Robert Lawrie catalogue

History of Outdoor Gear Links

We are starting a set of links to the history of outdoor gear for mountaineering, climbing, cycling, hiking and backpacking. This is an evolving list, do please contact us with suggested additions Mountain Heritage Trust seeks to identify and collect material which documents Britain’s vibrant climbing and mountaineering history. The Nuts Museum: Stéphane Pennequin’s remarkable collection charts the evolution of outdoor gear- an impressive array of brands and gear history of American Backpacking – extensive archive of climbing gear and clothing The Alpine Club Library is an unrivalled collection of over 30,000 books, magazines, club journals, expedition reports and rare historic material. Extensive colllections of mountain photographs and archives, especially Mount Everest expeditions 1921-1953 Scottish Mountain Heritage Collection is an assortment of mountaineering memorabilia from Scotland and around the world. Fifty years of Mountaineering and Mountain Equipment 100 influential pieces of outdoor gear. Interesting article on how gear has changed. A video of the Ellis Brigham story

The legacy of Peter Hutchinson, founder of Mountain Equipment

History of Berghaus

History of RAB