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ARE THE SIGNATURES IN THE
BOOKS AND ICE AXES WE OFFER AUTHENTIC?   
 "How can we prove that the signatures in our Books and Ice Axes are real?" 
 
Here is the evidence, many of the culprits, caught with PEN IN HAND!
The photos were all taken by Michael Chessler or an assistant.
 
 
This is the first time I [Michael Chessler] met Ed Hillary. It was in the early 1990s and he actually came to our bookshop, then in Kittredge Colorado. We met with him many times for him to autograph books, ice axes and so forth. We always went to meet him later, in NYC, LA, SF, Banff, and several times to Auckland. He was always very nice to us, and we are proud to have known him. And yes, we made contributions to the Sir Edmund Hillary Himalayan Trust every time we met him.
 
Above is Ed Hillary in Los Angeles in the early 1990s, just after New Zealand honored him by putting his image on the $5 NZ currency. Knowing that Hillary would be asked to autograph the bills, the NZ Parliament passed a law allowing him to do so, because it was defacing the currency! We bought our first lot of $5 bills at the best place to buy NZ money in LA. In Pre-TSA LAX of course!  
 
 
Babu Chirri Sherpa, who had the record for ten Everest ascents, and fastest climb from Bascamp to Summit, under 17 hours. Died in 2001.
 
Hot Henry Barber. One of the very few climbers whose personal style and superb ability
changed and upgraded how everybody after him climbed.
 
Chris Bonington, signing books al fresco. His Everest expeditions were often
done in a grand style that reminded one of the British Raj on Tiger safari.
 
The Man.  Didn't he make pitons out of water bottles?
 
The Austro-Hungarian Empire. (My wife Heinke Forfota is Hungarian, and Kurt Diemberger is Austrian. They love to chat in German.)
 
Heinrich Harrer, a climber who had the nose for finding the best unclimbed peaks and routes in the world. Also, can you believe, a golf champion!
 
Tomaz Humar. Died 2009. A sweet person, this was in Snowbird in 2002
the week before the Utah Winter Olympics.
 
Jamling Tenzing, showing me his father's Porter Book. The book is signed by Tilman, Shipton, Ruttledge, Lambert, Denman, etc. Tenzing didn't get it signed by the Brits in 1953, as even though he was the Sirdar, he was also a full team member.
 
Goran Kropp. On his one and only book tour.  Died 2002. His slide
show the night before was the funniest performance I have ever seen!
 
Jeff Lowe. One of America's greatest ice climbers.  
 
Royal Robbins and Tom Frost. Just add Pratt and Yvon and you got yourself
a rope team, free or aid, you pick. 
 
Pete Schoening. Died 2004. First ascent of Gasherbrum I, Hidden Peak.
Saved 7 lives on K2 in 1953.
 
Brad and Barbara Washburn, Roger Bilham, 2 Nepali Ministers. Brad died 2007.
Barbara made the first female ascent of Denali in June 1947.
 
Jim Whittaker, with Mike Chessler. Jim's real accomplishment was being only the 10th person to summit Everest (he says he was 7th!)
 
Jim Wickwire, with Mike Chessler. One of the first Americans to climb K2. 
 
  
Reinhold Messner in our bookshop. More than anybody, he
created and nurtured high standard, and ethical, alpinism
in the high mountains of the world.
  
 
David Breashears. A rock climber phenom who made the transition to Everest climber.
 
 
Conrad Anker. Another great rock climber who learned how to use an ice axe and crampons. 
  
 
 
Ed Hillary, in our bookshop. Died 2008.
 
 
 
Fred Beckey, whose very name symbolizes the freedom of climbing and the climbing life-style.
  
 
Jon Krakauer. The fall-out from the tragedy of Everest 1996 are still active today.
 
Maurice Herzog. See how he grips a pen with no fingers!
His handwritng was actually excellent and readable! Died 2012.
 
 
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