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
http://www.mountain-heritage.org/The Mountain Heritage Trust seeks to identify and collect material which documents Britain’s vibrant climbing and mountaineering history.
https://www.needlesports.com/Information/Features/Nuts-Museum The Nuts Museum: Stéphane Pennequin’s remarkable collection
http://www.outdoorinov8.com/compass.html charts the evolution of outdoor gear- an impressive array of brands and gear
http://www.oregonphotos.com/Backpacking-Revolution1.html history of American Backpacking
http://verticalarchaeology.com/ – extensive archive of climbing gear and clothing
http://www.alpine-club.org.uk/ac2/ac-media/library The Alpine Club Library is an unrivalled collection of over 30,000 books, magazines, club journals, expedition reports and rare historic material.
http://www.rgs.org/OurWork/Collections/Collections.htm Extensive colllections of mountain photographs and archives, especially Mount Everest expeditions 1921-1953
http://www.smhc.co.uk/ Scottish Mountain Heritage Collection is an assortment of mountaineering memorabilia from Scotland and around the world.
http://www.ukclimbing.com/news/press.php?id=3978 Fifty years of Mountaineering and Mountain Equipment
http://www.outsideonline.com/1928656/most-influential-gear-all-time 100 influential pieces of outdoor gear.
http://www.christownsendoutdoors.com/2014/03/how-outdoor-gear-has-changed-since-1978.html Interesting article on how gear has changed.
https://www.ellis-brigham.com/advice-inspiration/about-us/history-of-eb A video of the Ellis Brigham story
The legacy of Peter Hutchinson, founder of Mountain Equipment