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Galibier Super Guide Boots

Accession Number

1032.2012.1

Object Name

Galibier Super Guide Boots

Created

07/11/2012

Creator

Hermione Cooper

Accession Date

07/11/2012

Brief Description

Pair of size 9 brown mountaineering boots with cotton laces. 16 eyelets and Makalu rubber soles.

Materials

leather, rubber,cotton

Dimensions

30(l) x10(w) cms

Number Of Objects

1 pair

Inscription Description

On sole "GALIBIER MAKALU MADE IN FRANCE" and a circle with "R" inside.On tongue "RICHARD PONTVERT MADE IN FRANCE" "9 A 472648 738" inside.

Colour

brown

Maker

Richard Pontvert

Object Production Place

France

Provenance

1970's mountaineering boots are a bit of a nightmare to identify unless there is a big sign saying what they are - unfortunately there's no sign with this pair!
We are fairly sure, however, that we've got a pair of Galibier 'super guide' boots here as we do have the maker's name, Richard Pontvert, and there is a Makalu sole which 'super guides' were fitted with to make these the iconic mountaineering boot of the 1970's.The boots pictured opposite have 'Super Guide' on the side whereas ours don't which sows a little seed of doubt, though the one piece leather construction, Norwegian welt stitching and the 'Rolls Royce' look of these boots tell the story - a very fine pair of boots whatever.
This pair once belonged to Mick Tighe's Mountain Guiding Company, Nevis Guides.

Acquisition Method

Donated by Mick Tighe

Acquisition Date

07/11/2012

Condition Check Date

07/11/2012

Rules

Spectrum : UK Museum documentation standard, V.3.1 2007

Modified

07/11/2012

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