Rohan Keswick – Peter Habeler Is Coming To Town

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We are very happy to welcome two new additions to the unique Rohan Originals Collection at Rohan Keswick

The new arrivals are very special because they represent early Rohan design and innovation.

The Rohan Windlord Jacket. Designed for and used on the high mountains.

A Windlord Jacket was worn by Peter Habeler on the 1978 Everest Expedition. Peter Habeler and Reinhold Messner reached the summit of Mount Everest, the first climbers to do so without the use of supplemental oxygen.

The really good news is Peter will be at the Keswick Mountain Festival. Peter is a guest speaker at the festival. A date for the diary Peter Habeler hosted by the Austrian Tirol – Friday 16th May, 17.15. Ben and the Rohan Keswick team will be there and are really looking forward to it.

Of added interest is the Rohan Alpine Walking Week this year based in Mayrhofen, Zillertal, Austria, Peters home town. His Windlord jacket was spotted in the window of his shop in the town. Read more…

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Along with a notice about the other gear: Fila Salopette, Rohan Jacket, Kastinger Boots and Stibai Ice Axe. See photo.

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It is fortuitous that the other addition to the Rohan Originals collection is a lovely example of one the very first Rohan Salopettes.

Salopettes just like this started it all…

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salopette1-227x3001The Salopette image on the right is from the very first Rohan Catalogue (more a post card). Note the two large bib pockets and two lower pockets positioned to accommodate a Willans Sit Harness. Designed by British climber Don Whillans and made by Troll for the 1970 Annapurna South Face Expedition. It went into mass production shortly afterwards and soon became popular worldwide.

There are many more photos of the Windlord jacket and early Rohan Salopettes on the Rohan Heritage Gallery

If you are going to Keswick Mountain Festival please drop in and say hello to the new Rohan Originals.
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