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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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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!

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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!

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". A beautiful piece to display in your home or lodge!

895.00 CHF

Here you have it all in one! A beautiful mountaineering Swiss display consisting of a vintage rucksack with ice axe, rope, crampons & glacier goggles - all from the 1940's/50's with a lot of history! The rucksack originates from "Sport Körner" in the town of Altdorf in the Canton of Uri (Altdorf is also where the legendary Wilhelm Tell shot the apple off his son’s head!). It is in great shape with no tears & all the leather straps intact. The 1940's  ice axe is also in excellent clean condition with no rust or cracks & only a few very minor dents & measures 80 cm in length & the head is 30 cm. It is a fine quality ice axe made in Switzerland, the head being stamped with “Gebr. Andenmatten, Schweiz, Saas Almegel” which is a mountain village in the Sasstal...

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.

915.00 CHF

Here’s another Antique Ski Shop creation. A beautiful Swiss/Austrian mountaineering display consisting of a vintage rucksack with ice axe, rope, crampons & glacier goggles - all from the 1940's/50's with a lot of history. The 1950’s rucksack shows signs of usage but in great condition with no tears & all the leather straps intact. It features side access zipper & an extension zipper at the top which can add 15 cm for extra storage space. The 1950's "Stubai" ice axe from Austria with its original hand strap is also in excellent clean condition with no rust or cracks & measures 70 cm in length & the head is 27 cm with the letters "MG" marked on the shaft... 

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This is an increasingly scarce well-preserved pre-World War II rucksack (Tornister), made in Switzerland for the Swiss infantry troops up in the mountains. Backpack was made by saddler Büttikofer of Fribourg (Switzerland) in 1938.  Canvas behind front looks brand new. KMV "Privat" stamp on the inside of the main compartment, indicating that this backpack was released from military service for private ownership. This beautiful, used rucksack is in unbelievable condition for its age. Every part is original and intact, with only some very minor signs of wear that only add authenticity and character to the bag. There are no tears, rips, or loose stitching.

495.00 CHF

This very scarce ca. 1920's antique ice axe was made by the legendary ice axe maker Alfred Bhend (second generation). The Bhend ice axe tradition spans over 150 years, with the craft passing down through 4 generations, today known as Bhend Metallblau, with Ruedi Bhend, nearly seventy years old, still making ice axes every winter. This particular axe is in very good condition, clean with no signs of rust. The ash handle is is well worn, with a few splinters of wood missing at the attachment of the head. All in all, a great display item. When you hold a Bhend ice axe in your hands, you hold a piece of climbing history!  

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This vintage ice axe was manufactured by the Gebr. Willisch (Willisch brothers) in Täsch/Zermatt, Valais, Switzerland for the Albert Lutz Sportartikelfabrik AG in Teufen Appenzell, Switzerland. The ice axe is clean/polished & in very good condition. Besides a few knicks, the shaft is free of cracks or splinters. Willisch is a name that all the great mountaineers would regognize very well and had some very famous customers including Mallory, Irvine and Chris Bonnington. Three generations of men from the family Willisch have been handcrafting ice axes since 1900.

265.00 CHF

This is a very rustic & clean looking 1940's ice axe made by P. Schild in Kandersteg, Bernese Oberland Switzerland. It is in very good condition after being cleaned & polished with some normal usage wear (no cracks).  The name "P.  SCHILD" & KANDERSTEG is engraved on one side of the head. This antique ice axe is a little piece of Switzerland and the history of it's mountains. It would be a great display item in your home or chalet.

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.

270.00 CHF

This very scarce antique Stubai ice axe 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 very good condition and the metal has been cleaned up & polished with no rust. Engraved on one side is "ATTENHOFER ZURICH" and "STUBAI" on the other side. The wooden shaft with a the original leather hand strap is also clean with no dents or cracks. The previous Swiss owner actually climbed the Matterhorn with it! 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.

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A very clean & complete pair of 12 point, wrought iron crampons in the design of 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. Each crampon is stamped "Brevetto, Grivel, Courmayeur, Made in Italy" 38D.

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!

280.00 CHF

This is a very scarce & rustic looking 1940's ice axe made by J. M. Andenmatten in Saas Grund located in the Valais, Switzerland. It has been cleaned/polished and besides a few minor knicks from use, it is exceptionally good looking with it’s original canvas strap. No doubt this vintage ice axe will look just great decorating a wall in your home or chalet.

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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.

930.00 CHF

Here’s another Antique Ski Shop creation. A beautiful Swiss mountaineering display consisting of a vintage rucksack with ice axe, rope, crampons & glacier goggles - all from the 1930's/50's with a lot of history. The 1950’s rucksack shows signs of usage but in great condition with no tears & all the leather straps intact. The 1940's ice axe is also in excellent clean condition with no rust or cracks & measures 84 cm in length & the head is 30 cm. It is a fine quality ice axe made in Switzerland, the head being stamped with “P. SCHILD  SOHN - KANDERSTEG” which is a high-altitude resort village in the Bernese Oberland region.

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A beautiful Swiss - Austrian mountaineering display consisting of a vintage rucksack with ice axe, climbing rope, crampons, pitons, field flask & glacier goggles - all from the 1940's/50's with a lot of history as it all made it up (& down!) the Matterhorn in the late 50's. The rucksack is from the 1950's and shows signs of usage with tears along the back support struts but not seen from the front. The leather draw string and all other leather straps are intact. It also features an extension zipper at the top which can add 15 cm for extra storage space. The 1940's "Albert Lutz AG" Stubai ice axe with its original canvas hand strap shows signs of normal wear but in excellent clean condition with no rust or cracks & measures 89 cm in length & the head is 29 cm.... 

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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.

965.00 CHF

A beautiful & complete Swiss mountaineering display consisting of a vintage rucksack with ice axe, climbing rope, crampons, pitons, field flask & glacier goggles - all from the 1940's/50's. The rucksack is from the 1950's and shows minor signs of usage but the leather draw string and all other leather straps are intact. It also features an extension zipper at the top which can add 15 cm for extra storage space. The 1940's "Fritshi & Co." (Zurich)  ice axe is engraved with the name "M. REINHARD". It shows signs of normal wear but in excellent clean condition with no rust, dents or cracks & measures 83 cm in length & the head is 30 cm.... 

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. 

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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.

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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. 

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.

325.00 CHF

This vintage ice axe was manufactured in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France by "CLAUDIUS SIMOND" which is engraved on the metal head along with "CHAMONIX-MONT BLANC & "Simond Spécial D" along with the Simond logo of a mountain goat head. It has been cleaned, polished & considering it's age, it is in excellent 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.

195.00 CHF

This is an original vintage "Stubai Aschenbrenner - Führerpickel - Ges. Gesch" (all engraved on the head). The circa 1970's ice axe is in excellent condition and was probably only used a few times. Made in Austria for Intersport stores. Included are both rubber/plastic adze & pick protectors.

220.00 CHF

Good used condition with a nice original patina &  cleaned/polished.  '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. "Werkgen Fulpmes" & "Garantie" is engraved on the adze  This tool has served its original purpose. It now shows wear expected from use.  It would look very nice hanging on the wall of your home, lodge or chalet!

265.00 CHF

This antique ice axe was manufactured by (or for) Adolf Attenhofer who opened up in Zurich a sport article factory in 1924. He 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/polished & is in excellent condition with a beautiful patina. On one side of the axe "E. Lenz" is engraved on the wood. 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.

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