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Mountaineering Equipment

Whether your passion is to hike or climb mountains, we have amassed a small collection of vintage mountaineering equipment which will look just great wherever you decide to place them in your home or chalet.

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This antique ice axe was manufactured in the 1960's in the Stubai valley, Austria. It shows normal signs of usage but no major nicks. It previously was Swiss military issue. A small Swiss cross is engraved on the adze as well as "STUBAI" & "Made in Austria".

185.00 CHF

Good used condition with a nice original patina &  cleaned.  'WERK-FULPMES' is one of the many forge works in the Stubai Valley in south Tyrol, Austria which produced ice axes and other climbing gear. "Werk Fulpmes" is engraved on the adze and the initials H.M.L. are both engraved & burnt on the shaft.  This tool has served its original purpose. It now shows wear expected from use.  The spike is slightly loose with a bit of play but it will nevertheless look very nice hanging on the wall of your home, lodge or chalet!

130.00 CHF

These size 38, 10 point vintage crampons were manufactured in the late 60's in the Stubai valley, Austria. This pair of vintage climbing crampons are in surprisingly good condition for their age and most probably only worn a few times.

265.00 CHF

This is an original "NOS" vintage "Himalya - Kuno Rainer" ice axe made by the Felix Ralling Hammerwerk in the village of Fulpmes in the Stubai valley in South Tyrol, Austria. It is stamped with CCB on one side for C. Christen, Bern, the sport shop where it was sold to some person who never got to use it. A few signs of storage but otherwise brand new!

285.00 CHF

A good 1920’s Geb Andenmatten (Andenmatten Brothers) “Mischabel ice axe, the handle is made from ash wood with normal signs of use and the metal pick and adze have been cleaned. This is a fine quality ice axe made in Switzerland, the head being stamped with “GEB. ANDENMATTEN, SCHWEIZ, SAAS ALMAGEL” on one side and “MARKE MISCHABEL” with an outline of a mountain range on the other. The sliding eyelet for the leash is no longer present & on the lower part of the shaft, 2 nail holes are visible where the leash stop was once secured. This tool has served its original purpose. It now shows wear expected from use.  The spike is slightly loose with a bit of play as it lacks the fastening stud but it will nevertheless look very nice hanging on the wall of your home, lodge or chalet!

825.00 CHF

Here you have it all in one! A beautiful mountaineering display consisting of a vintage rucksack with ice axe, rope, crampons & glacier goggles - all from the 1940's/50's. The Austrian Stubai "Nanga Parbat" ice axe is in excellent condition & measures 69 cm in length & the head is 28 cm. The crampons are size 40 and are also most likely also from the Stubai Valley in South Tyrol. The glacier goggles are authentic Swiss military Alpine troops issue and come with its own storage tin. This vintage mountaineering combination will make a wonderful item for wall decor. 

195.00 CHF

This extra long (100 cm) & rare ice axe is in excellent shape! It has been cleaned and there are no nicks on the wood which has a great patina. The only markings on the adze are "E.M." Due to it's length it is shipped as "Cumbersome".

155.00 CHF

These 8 point size 43 climbing crampons were made by A. Hupfauf in Einsiedeln, Switzerland in the 1940's. They are part of the "Prima" model range and are "New Old Stock" (NOS).

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This very scarce antique "Grindelwald" model was manufactured by Adolf Attenhofer in Zurich, Switzerland who was better known for his skis and the "ALPINA" ski bindings which were the least expensive and thus the most common bindings on the market during the 1920's. The ice axe has been cleaned of rust which slightly blistered the metal on the head, but this now gives it a very authentic look. The leash sliding eyelet & stop are still attached but the actual cotton leash disintegrated a long time ago. Adolf Attenhofer won the Swiss Ski Championships in 1917 while working developing skis at Ettinger Skis. This an exceedingly rare & collectible Ice Axe for the antique collector or for displaying in your home or ski lodge.

195.00 CHF

This antique ice axe was manufactured in the late 60's in the Stubai valley, Austria. It is new and previously was Swiss military issue. A small Swiss cross is engraved on one side of the adze and on the other side marked "STUBAI". 

145.00 CHF

These 8 point Number 4 climbing crampons were made by Ricahrd Staub in Zurich, Switzerland in the 1940's. They are clean & complete with their original cotton foot straps. Also included, is the original storage bag. . Richard Staub started making skis in the early 1900's in Wetzikon (Zurich) and sold over 2800 pairs of skis and other "Staub" mountain sport articles to 38 sport shops in Switzerland.

175.00 CHF

This is an original vintage "Himalaya - Pickel" ice axe made by the Felix Ralling Hammerwerk in the village of Fulpmes in the Stubai valley in south Tyrol, Austria. The axe is in very good condition and the shaft is free of cracks, dents, or splinters. It shows great patina on iron and wood & ready to decorate your mountain chalet with.

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A pair of 10 point, Eckenstein model, wrought iron crampons named after their inventor Oscar Eckenstein (1859 -1921). They are in great condition (metal & leather!). Eckenstein was a passionate climber and innovator. He developed theses crampons in 1908 and two years later, with the help of Henry Grivel of Courmayeur on the Italian side of the Mont Blanc, they became commercially available. 

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This very scarce antique "ALPINA" model was manufactured by Adolf Attenhofer who was better known for his skis and the "ALPINA" ski bindings which were the least expensive and thus the most common bindings on the market during the 1920's. The ice axe is in excellent condition and looks like it was rarely used. Adolf Attenhofer won the Swiss Ski Championships in 1917 while working developing skis at Ettinger Skis. This a very rare collectible Ice Axe for the antique collector or for displaying in your home or ski lodge.

85.00 CHF

This pair of 1930's antique ski goggles were worn by the Swiss "Gebirgsjager" (Military Mountain Troops). The extreme dark green lenses shielded their eyes from the glare of the sun reflecting off the bright white glaciers. They come with an aluminium storage box. Ski with them, wear them at a ski party, hang them up or do it all!

215.00 CHF

This is a very rustic looking 1940's ice axe made by L. Lambrigger in Mörel located in the Wallis, Switzerland. It has been cleaned and besides a few worm holes it is exceptionally good looking with “L. Lambrigger, Mörel, Wallis engraved on one side of the head which is attached with copper studs.

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This antique ice axe was manufactured  by "Gebr. Andenmatten" (the Andenmatten brothers) in Saas Almegel, Valais, Switzerland. The brothers started making axes in 1918 and continued with a second family generation until the early 1970's. It has been cleaned, polished and ready to decorate your mountain chalet with.

225.00 CHF

This is a very rustic & clean looking 1940's ice axe made by P. Schild & Sohn in Kandersteg, Bernese Oberland Switzerland. It is in very good shape with some normal usage wear including a few dings. The name "P. Schild & Sohn" is engraved on one side of the head and Sport Elmo Zurich (Sport shop which sold climbing gear) on the other side. The cotton leash disintegrated a long time ago, but the leash stop & sliding eyelet are still attached.

The forge was founded in 1906 by Peter Schild, his son Peter Schild jun. made himself a name as excellent ice axe smith. The original Schild & Sohn forge is now a historical monument & can be visited in Kandersteg.

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This is an original pair of vintage  wrought iron climbing crampons made by the Felix Ralling Hammerwerk company in the village of Fulpmes in the Subai valley in south Tyrol, Austria. They have 10 points and are marked size 43. The leather straps are in excelent shape and the metal is clean.

225.00 CHF

This is an original vintage "Himalya Pickel - Modell Kuno Rainer" ice axe made by the Felix Ralling Hammerwerk in the village of Fulpmes in the Stubai valley in South Tyrol, Austria. The axe is in very good condition & it features adjustable leather covers for the adze & pick. A metal ring around the wooden shaft with a cotton wrist leash attached. The shaft is free of cracks, dents, or splinters.

230.00 CHF

This very scarce antique ice axe was manufactured  by "Gebr. Andenmatten" (Andenmatten brothers) in Saas Almegel, Valais, Switzerland. The name "Mischabel" is engraved on one side of the head and  on the other side it has an indistinguishable logo/name (most probably the sport shop which sold them in Lausanne, Switzerland) and underneath, you can barely make out the name of the city “Lausanne”. It has been cleaned, polished and ready to decorate your home or mountain chalet with. 

220.00 CHF

This is an original vintage ice axe "Stubai Aschenbrenner Führerpickel Ges. Gesch*" (all engraved on the head). The axe is very good condition and shows signs of very minor wear. The original canvas wrist strap is still attached and the axe has been cleaned & polished. A beautiful item to enhance your home or chalet.

*Ges. Gesch = Registered trademark"

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This very scarce antique ice axe was manufactured  by "Gebr. Andenmatten" (Andenmatten brothers) in Saas Almegel, Valais, Switzerland. The brothers started making axes in 1918 and continued with a second family generation until the early 1970's. It has been cleaned, polished and ready to decorate your mountain chalet with.

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This is an original vintage "Himalaya - Kuno Rainer" ice axe made by the Felix Ralling Hammerwerk in the village of Fulpmes in the Stubai valley in south Tyrol, Austria. The axe is very good condition and the shaft is free of cracks, dents, or splinters. For some history, Kuno Rainer was an Austrian Mountain Guide who was involved in the first expedition to climb Nanga Parbat in the Himalaya.

240.00 CHF

This is an original vintage ice axe made by the Felix Ralling Hammerwerk in the village of Fulpmes in the Stubai valley in south Tyrol, Austria. The axe is in very good condition and the shaft is free of cracks, dents, or splinters. It features an adjustable leather cover for the adze and pick. A metal ring around the wooden shaft with a cotton wrist leash attached. It shows great patina on iron and wood & ready to decorate your mountain chalet with.

235.00 CHF

This is an original vintage "Stubai Aschenbrenner Führerpickel Ges. Gesch*  / Made in Austria" (all engraved on the head). The axe is very good condition and the shaft is free of cracks, dents, or splinters. For some history, Peter Aschenbrenner was an Austrian Mountain Guide (1902-1998) who was involved in early expeditions to climb Nanga Parbat in the Himalya's.

*Ges. Gesch = Registered trademark"

185.00 CHF

This very nice looking vintage ice axe has been cleaned and is free of dents or cracks. No name is marked but it was most probably manufactured in Switzerland for the Swiss military. A nice & scarce feature of this ice axe is that the head and spike are attached using copper studs.

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This antique short handle ice axe was manufactured in Chamonix, France by the famous "Simond Brothers". The handle is in fair shape and shows signs of being well used. The metal adze is in good shape with "A. Simond & Frères, A Chamonix" with a flower and a barely visible Chamois engraved. This specific model was mainly used to make steps in the ice.

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This is a very rustic looking 50's ice axe made by P. Schild & Sons in Kandersteg, Bernese Oberland Switzerland. Heavy rust blistered the metal on the head which gives it a very authentic look. Otherwise it is very good shape and the shaft is free of cracks,  dents or splinters. The faded name "P. Schild & Sohn" is engraved on the head as well as the previous owner on the reverse side (Franz ?).

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This vintage ice axe was manufactured in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France by "Francois Simond & Fils" which is engraved on the metal head along with "Simond Spécial A" along with a mountain goat head. Considering it's age, it is still in very good condition. This would be a great item to enhance your ski chalet decor or a fine gift for a mountain enthusiast.

135.00 CHF

This restored antique short handle ice axe was manufactured in Switzerland. The handle is in very good shape without any splinters and the metal head is very clean with the initials "RV" engraved on it. This specific model was mainly used to make steps/toe holds in the ice.

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These fully restored 8 point size 1 (27 cm in length)  climbing crampons were made by A. Hupfauf in Einsiedeln, Switzerland in the 1940's. They are part of the "Prima" model range.  The straps are original & the word "Schmal" is engraved underneath.

140.00 CHF

These 6 points climbing crampons were most likely made by A. Hupfauf in Einsiedeln, Switzerland in the 1940's. They are part of the "Prima" model range and still have their original canvas straps.

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