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Ice screw

Accession Number

935.2011.1

Object Name

Ice screw

Created

29/09/2011

Creator

Hermione Cooper

Accession Date

29/09/2011

Brief Description

Hammer in,screw out, ice screw with wedge shaped hangar.

Materials

metal

Dimensions

14(l) x 5.5(circumference) cms

Number Of Objects

1

Colour

silver

Provenance

American climber Greg Lowe invented the first hammer in,screw out, ice screw in the 1970's and for some reason or other called it a 'snarg'. He went into production, in a joint deal with Italian manufacturers, CAMP, around 1980. The one we have here seems to be a pirate version as we can't find any markings on it, and there are a couple of variations from the originals.
Mick Tighe acquired this one somewhere along the way, though in the ever evolving world of ice screws/ pitons, its use would have been brief - probably a few seasons in the 1980's.

Acquisition Method

Donated by Mick Tighe

Acquisition Date

29/09/2011

Condition Check Date

29/09/2011

Rules

Spectrum : UK Museum documentation standard, V.3.1 2007

Modified

29/09/2011

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