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Peck Etriers

Accession Number

1484.2019.1

Object Name

Peck Etriers

Created

11/04/2019

Creator

Hermione Cooper

Accession Date

11/04/2019

Brief Description

Pair of Peck Etriers with 3 steps on each.

Materials

rope, metal

Dimensions

150(L) x18(W) cms

Number Of Objects

1 pair

Colour

silver

Maker

Peck

Object Production Place

England

Provenance

Etrier means a ladder or stirrup in French; one of the many words that British mountaineers borrowed from foreign friends. Etrier were used for artificial or aid climbing where you banged a piton into a crack, clipped the etrier into it and climbed up. Aid climbing was reserved for climbs that were too hard to be climbed free, though with modern climbing techniques and better equipment many of these climbs have been climbed free, consigning aid climbing and its associated equipment to the history books - almost!
Trevor Peck owned a hosiery factory in Leicester in the 1950's before being introduced to climbing by Pete and Barry Biven. He started making climbing gear in the 1960's and famously teamed up with Hamish MacInnes to produce the MacInnes/Peck Ice Axe.
These etrier were produced around the same time (mid 60's) and have the classic little 'hooky' things at the top which were known as Griff Fifi. Another fine addition to our collection - unfortunately we are not exactly sure where they came from.

Acquisition Date

11/04/2019

Condition Check Date

11/04/2019

Rules

Spectrum : UK Museum documentation standard, V.3.1 2007

Modified

11/04/2019

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