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gemsk50


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Can anyone help me locate the date of an issue from The eastern Trade. This was a newsletter put out by John Stannard. I need to know the approximate date of the issue that featured a little article by Hans Kraus about his 1941 first ascent of High Exposure. (I think it may have been a 1973 issue, but I am not sure.

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You should cross post this over at SuperTopo as well.


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Thanks. I'm trying to join. (There seems to be a problem confirming my membership at my Internet address.) I'll post it as soon as I get the glitch worked out and I can join.


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I love how every interesting question on this site gets a response like "Check Supertopo."

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I'm pretty sure Stannard gave the entire collection to the Mohonk Preserve. How and where they are stored and what the access to them is I don't know, but I guess calling the Preserve HQ might be a first step: 845-255-0919.


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The only reason for suggesting that this question should be posted on ST is because Stannard regularly participates there.

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thanks. I put the High Exposure question out there, on ST.
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Thanks. I called them and weren't sure about this. They promised to check it out and get back to me. (I sure wish I saved my old issues now.)

Jamie Kamlet


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Jamie, try emailing Hank Alicandri, halicandri [at] mohonkpreserve [dot] org about this. He was there when the materials were passed along by Stannard and may know where they are kept.


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gemsk50


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Thanks. That will be my next move, though I may have spoken to him already. I was on the phone with SOMEONE at the Mohonk Preserve and was referred to the Daniel Smiley Research Center (where they think the old issues are kept, I guess), so tomorrow I'm going to call the number they gave me for that center and make an appointment for a visit.

Thanks again for your help.

Jamie


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Actually, right after I wrote that last comment Jstan contacted me on SuperTopo and gave me the date of that issue. Thanks for your help!


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I have a complete set of The Eastern Trade, published by John Stannard for 8 years from 1971 to 1978. I would be happy to copy the article “High Exposure” by Hans Kraus and mail it to you. It’s only five paragraphs and I could type it into a post if desired. It’s in Vol. 1, No. 3, August 1972, pages 1, 3. Or for that matter, I could copy and mail the entire set to anyone who wants it and makes arrangements. This set is not original to me but was obviously photo copied from another set (later copies were addressed to Greg Hand, formerly of DC and now living in Boulder CO). I have this set because I am working on a history project for the Mountaineering Section of the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club in the Washington DC area with John Christian and other members. We intend to scan our own local newsletter, Up Rope, from 1944, and various other papers and make them available. I am still actively climbing at the Gunks and could meet you there sometime. Cheers, Jeanette


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Thank you Jeanette, I just needed the date of that issue for my editor.
A few years after I read that particular issue I met and photographed the 70-year old Hans Kraus climbing High Exposure (in 1975) and I actually asked him about that article. I needed the date because I wrote in an article that's appearing in Climbing magazine that I was influenced by Hans Kraus's article in the Eastern Trade.

Thank you for your kind offer. John Stannard contacted me just the other day and gave me the issue number. If you wouldn't mind copying the article for me, I would gladly pay you for your postage or you could e-mail me with it at gemsk50@aol.com. I wish I kept all my own issues (I had them all too), and I was haunted by the sense of adventure the man had to tackle that vertical wall for the first time with only 3 iron pitons and no idea if the holds were going to peter out.

Jamie Kamlet


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