This nice clear Alva Day image shows great detail of what a Legion climber might choose to wear to the summit. His gloves look almost exactly like my welding gloves. I can almost make out some of the text on his tag, but not quite. I suspect it was his ticket for the Legion Climb as well as his name in case anything bad happened.
I always like to climb with a fountain pen in my pocket--gotta be prepared.
JKG on 20th August 2021 @ 8:56am
reminds me of the purpose of my dog tags....this tag however wouldn't jam in the teeth well......
Arlen L Sheldrake on 20th August 2021 @ 9:18am
Ready to sign autographs or perform an emergency tracheotomy.
ArthurB on 20th August 2021 @ 9:23am
So this covers the men's fashion, Arthur. Now you need find the companion picture of a woman climber from back in the day. It looks like his coat sleeve is cinched up, just a bit above the glove. I am wondering if this is the arm band we saw in the earlier photos, but I can't really tell. The sleeve might just be bunched up.
kmb on 20th August 2021 @ 11:19am
My guess is the fancy pen main use was to sign in the “ climbers log “ stashed on the summit and then be able to share with others this pen also was on “ Top of Mt.Hood “ once back down in the valley.
Stever on 20th August 2021 @ 1:07pm
Interesting strapping tucked inside his coat. Also the rope on the ground doesn't look good enough for anything but securing loads on a pack-horse. Windy day!
Rawhyde on 23rd August 2021 @ 2:52pm