This group of climber on Mt. Hood in 1925 demonstrate a rule that still holds today: don't skimp on the sun screen. Modern sunscreens may have chemicals tailored to blocking UV rays, but with greasepaint and burnt cork it was all about putting on a thick enough layer to keep the sun at bay.
Question: Second man from the left doesn't appear to be showing one arm. Is he minus an arm, or is it behind him?
Quite an array of climbing garbs, different hats, gives a good perspective of way back when climbing gear...
charlott on 11th July 2013 @ 7:16am
Whats really cool about this photo is the amount of snow in Eliot Glacier
Dan on 11th July 2013 @ 7:52am
Yeah Dan, notice the cliff bands are nearly filled in, today they are very exposed. Nice view of both the Cooper Spur route and the Sunshine climbing route!
James on 11th July 2013 @ 8:07am
Sounds like we have some experts. Is this the view from the East? Northeast?
Buzz on 11th July 2013 @ 8:35am
Might be two women in the picture? And are they all in a line due to holding onto a rope?
nels on 11th July 2013 @ 9:41am
Lets hear it for modern sunscreen!
AB on 11th July 2013 @ 10:11am
They wouldn't be roped in or hanging on to a rope at that low of elevation. Definitely two women in the photo. One on the extreme right and one up towards the middle of the photo in back. Just think they are taking a little rest.
charlott on 11th July 2013 @ 2:07pm
Everyone seems to be leaning a bit to the camera's left. Wonder if the Day tilted the camera on purpose or did he just not get the tripod level?
longshot on 11th July 2013 @ 6:20pm
Does the slope of the hill cause an optical illusion??
Buzz on 12th July 2013 @ 6:43am
Many of the negatives are tilted like this. I usually straighten them when I crop them, but I must have missed this one. I suspect most of the Alva Day images were shot without a tripod, but that's just a guess.
Arthur on 12th July 2013 @ 10:41am