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s t a t e me ntofi nt e nt wome ns we a r a u t u mn/wi nt e r2 0 1 3 t her e s e a r c hf ort hi sc ol l e c t i oni sl a r g e l y phot og r a phi c . i tbe g a nf r omphot og r a phs ofmyg r a ndf a t he r , t e d( whi c hc a nbes e e n ov e rt hepa g e ) . i ha v ea l wa y sbe e nf ondof t he s epa r t i c u l a rphot og r a phs . t he ys howmy g r a ndf a t he r ’ sr a t he ri mpr a c t i c a l a t t i r et og o c l i mbi nga ndmou nt a i ne e r i ng . t hi ss pu r r e dmet ol ookf u r t he ri nt ot hi s a c t i v i t y , e s pe c i a l l yf oc u s i ngont hec l ot hi ng a ndq u i pt me ntwhi c hwa su s e da tt he be g i ni ngoft he2 0 t hc e nt u r yf ors u c h e x pe di t i onsa ss c ot toft hea nt a r t i c . pa g e4

i f ou ndt hei ma g e soft he s ee x pe di t i ons i nc r e di a bl yi ns pi r i ng , t heme a nst ha t we r eu s e dt opr ot e c tone s e l ff r omt he ha r s hc ondi t i onsma def orr e a l l y i nt e r e s t i ngv i e wi ng . t het woi de a sofc l i mbi ng/ mou nt a i ne e r i nga ndpol a re x pe di t i ons c a met og e t he rt of or mmyr e s e a r c h. f u r t he rphot og r a phswe r ef ou ndof c l i mbe r si nt he i rol d mou nt a i ne e r i ngg e a r , a l ong s i deot he r pi c t u r e sofe x pl or e r s . t hec onc e ptoft hev oy a g ewa sbor nou t oft hi sbodyofr e s e a r c h. i tt a k e st hi s s pi r i tofi mpr a c t i c a l i t y , ofpr e pa r i nga nd pr ot e c t i ng , a ndpu s he si t . t hewe a r e ri s g e a r i ngt he ms e l fu pf orac ha l l e ng eor v oy a g ebu ti ti su nk nownwha tt hi s mi g htbe .


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