Guy Mannering and Marmaduke Dixon climbing on the Onslow Glacier in the 1890s, using ice axes and ropes but no other equipment. Without crampons, these early climbers had to cut steps to make their way up icy slopes.
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Alexander Turnbull Library, Burton Brothers Collection
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