Ansel Adams Images

Ansel Adams Images

Jules Fritsch skiing on Lembert Dome in 1930. Photograph by Ansel Adams. To see more Ansel Adams photos click  on read more or visit the Ansel Adams Gallery website. http://www.anseladams.com/

 

Cathedral Peak from Cathedral Lake, 1938. Photograph by Ansel Adams. This photograph is on loan to Yosemite Climbing Association by Michael and Jeanne Adams for the John Muir portion of the Granite Frontiers exhibit. John Muir climbed Cathedral Peak in 1869 while working as a sheepherder in Tuolumne Meadows for the summer.

David Brower and Morgan Harris climbing in the Minarets, 1935. Photograph by Ansel Adams.

Patsy English, David Brower, Virginia Adams and Jules Eichorn cooking a meal in their camp, 1930's. Photograph by Ansel Adams.

John Salathe nearing the summit of Lost Arrow Tip after spending four and a half days with Ax Nelson on the first ascent of Lost Arrow Chimney, 1947. Photograph by Ansel Adams.

John Salathe taking a picture of Ax Nelson rappelling after completing their 4 1/2 day first ascent of Lost Arrow Chimney, 1947. Photograph by Ansel Adams. This photo can be seen in the Granite Frontiers exhibit and was loaned to the Yosemite Climbing Association by Michael and Jeanne Adams.

Comments

Ansel Adams Images, Jules Frisch

I believe that the correct spelling is Fritsch for the first picture in this series.  He was a Swiss German skier who was employed by the Curry Company beginning 1928 when they decided to make alpine sports a big deal.  I believe that the little cadre of German speakers, Fritsch, de Pfyffer, Des Baillets and Greeven may have been the key to Bay Area visitors (like Leonard, etc) learning about Sporthaus Shuster in Munich and obtaining equipment from Europe via that company.  Fritsch was not  just a skier as he climbed Mt. Starr King with William Kat twice, according to the register entries I have.  de Pfyffer climbed it with Kat, too, and also brought his 10 year old son along.  Kat also climbed Starr King with Eichorn and Jensen.  Jensen went on to make the first ascent of Jensen's Jaunt at Tahquitz a year later.   Bill Amborn

Thank you Bill.

Thank you Bill. I corrected it.
 
 

Ken Yager