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Background imageClimb Collection: Mallory and Irvine at the Second Step, Everest, 1924

Mallory and Irvine at the Second Step, Everest, 1924
Illustration showing an artists impression of George Leigh Mallory (top) and Andrew Irvine climbing up the Second Step on Everest, 1924

Background imageClimb Collection: Road to Blencathra

Road to Blencathra
A glimpse of the rocku track leading up to Blencathra (Saddleback), from Gategill, near Keswick, Cumbria, England. Date: 1960s

Background imageClimb Collection: LCC-LFB Serious house fire in Notting Hill

LCC-LFB Serious house fire in Notting Hill
Firefighters using the 50 foot wheeled escape ladder to gain access to the upper floors of this terraced house affected by a serious blaze in Notting Hill, West London

Background imageClimb Collection: Hillary and Tensing on Mount Everest

Hillary and Tensing on Mount Everest
Hillary and Tensing nearing the summit of Mount Everest. Date: 1953

Background imageClimb Collection: LCC-LFB Recruit fireman training at Brigade HQ, SE1

LCC-LFB Recruit fireman training at Brigade HQ, SE1
During the 1950s recruit firefighters were trained at the Brigade Headquarters, Lambeth. Here a fireman is undertaking a hook ladder drill on the stations nine-storey drill tower

Background imageClimb Collection: LCC-LFB Recruit firefighters training at Brigade HQ SE1

LCC-LFB Recruit firefighters training at Brigade HQ SE1
During the 1950s recruit firefighters were trained at the Brigade Headquarters in Lambeth. Here they are undertaking hook ladder drills on the stations nine-storey drill tower

Background imageClimb Collection: Met Police cadets giving a display

Met Police cadets giving a display
A group of Metropolitan Police cadets in sports gear, giving a display of their athletic skills. Seven poles are held in place so that seven cadets can climb up and sit at the top

Background imageClimb Collection: The Gymnasium - Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, Devon

The Gymnasium - Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, Devon
circa 1910s

Background imageClimb Collection: George Leigh Mallory (1886-1924)

George Leigh Mallory (1886-1924)
Photographic portrait of George Leigh Mallory, the British climber who took part in three expeditions to Everest in the 1920 s, pictured in 1924

Background imageClimb Collection: Steps up to Whitby Church

Steps up to Whitby Church
The 199 steps leading up to Whitby Church, Yorkshire

Background imageClimb Collection: Florida Tourist Postcard - Waiting Alligators

Florida Tourist Postcard - Waiting Alligators
Florida Tourist Postcard - Alligators awaiting the descent of a boy from a coconut palm tree, up which he has escaped. Their mocking message to the unfortunate youth: " Honey, come down

Background imageClimb Collection: Girl climbing tree, line of washing, Balham, SW London

Girl climbing tree, line of washing, Balham, SW London
A girl climbs a tree under a line of washing in the Zennor Road area of Balham, SW London. Date: circa 1961

Background imageClimb Collection: LCC-LFB Recruit firemen training at Brigade HQ, SE1

LCC-LFB Recruit firemen training at Brigade HQ, SE1
During the 1950s recruit firefighters were trained at the Brigade Headquarters, Lambeth. Here the recruit squad are rescuing by carrying down on the 50 foot wheeled escape ladder pitched to the third

Background imageClimb Collection: Lilliputians / Sneezing

Lilliputians / Sneezing
A couple of inquisitive Lilliputians climb inside Gullivers snuff box & sneeze & sneeze

Background imageClimb Collection: The Key to the Moon by Florence Mary Anderson

The Key to the Moon by Florence Mary Anderson
Enchanting illustration showing a small child climbing a ladder to unlock a small door in the moon while a group of fairies and elves hover around in the starlit sky. circa 1920

Background imageClimb Collection: The Motor Picture Book, The Finish of a Hill-Climbing Test

The Motor Picture Book, The Finish of a Hill-Climbing Test Date: 1930

Background imageClimb Collection: Ascent Mont Blanc - 3

Ascent Mont Blanc - 3
THE ASCENT OF MONT BLANC One of the most difficult parts of the climb - the snow turns to ice and the climbers must cut foot-holes in order to retain a footing

Background imageClimb Collection: Launching the Lifeboat

Launching the Lifeboat
Launching the lifeboat from a carriage into a rough sea whilst the crew climb aboard

Background imageClimb Collection: French boy scout rock climbing

French boy scout rock climbing
French boy scout on a rock climbing activity

Background imageClimb Collection: Festive Nutty Squirrel 5

Festive Nutty Squirrel 5
Festive tableau with a stuffed red squirrel about to ascend an ivy and holly berry clad tree in order to add to his winter nut hoard

Background imageClimb Collection: A Sketchbook - Mothers and Children

A Sketchbook - Mothers and Children. Date: 1921

Background imageClimb Collection: Young boy swinging on a tree branch - Sunbrite Margarine

Young boy swinging on a tree branch - Sunbrite Margarine
A young boy swinging on a tree branch - shoot for Sunbrite Margarine. Date: circa 1934

Background imageClimb Collection: Church at Vethuil, Pontoise, made famous by Claude Monet

Church at Vethuil, Pontoise, made famous by Claude Monet
A man and his dog climb the steps to the church at Vethuil, in the arrondissement of Pontoise, north of Paris. The town and church were made famous by painter Claude Monet Date: 1994

Background imageClimb Collection: Children play outside the old Gannex factory in Elland

Children play outside the old Gannex factory in Elland, Yorkshire, England. The waterproof Gannex raincoats became fashion icons after being worn by British Prime Minister Harold Wilson

Background imageClimb Collection: Egypt - harvesting dates from a date palm tree

Egypt - harvesting dates from a date palm tree Date: circa 1900s

Background imageClimb Collection: Climbing Mont Blanc

Climbing Mont Blanc

Background imageClimb Collection: Passengers and porters at an English railway station

Passengers and porters at an English railway station considering what to do with a climbing rope on a trip to climb Mont Blanc, early 1900s

Background imageClimb Collection: The Bunnies climb a hill with a basket

The Bunnies climb a hill with a basket Date: 1924

Background imageClimb Collection: The Bunnies climb the tree to see the wrens nest

The Bunnies climb the tree to see the wrens nest Date: 1924

Background imageClimb Collection: Courteous Gent assists a young lady climbing over a stile

Courteous Gent assists a young lady climbing over a stile
Allow me! - A courteous Gentleman assist a young lady as she crosses a stile. Date: circa 1909

Background imageClimb Collection: Jack and the Beanstalk, descending with the hen

Jack and the Beanstalk, descending with the hen that laid golden eggs Date: circa 1920

Background imageClimb Collection: Hill Climbers, Keswick, Lake District, Cumbria, England

Hill Climbers, Keswick, Lake District, Cumbria, England
Hill Climbers (Abraham Brothers - George and Ashley), climbing near Keswick, Lake District, Cumbria, England. They made a photographic record of the exploits of many of the climbing pioneers

Background imageClimb Collection: Archibald Russell, Finnish square-rigger ship

Archibald Russell, Finnish square-rigger ship
Going aloft on board the Archibald Russell, Finnish square-rigger ship Date: 1936

Background imageClimb Collection: Jack and the Beanstalk

Jack and the Beanstalk - original pencil preliminary drawing for children's book by unknown artist

Background imageClimb Collection: Making a Monkey of Him, Henry cartoon

Making a Monkey of Him, Henry cartoon by Carl Anderson Date: 1936

Background imageClimb Collection: Two Japanese women get into their rickshaws

Two Japanese women get into their rickshaws (2/3). Date: circa 1920s

Background imageClimb Collection: Fantastic Adventures - The living Dead

Fantastic Adventures - The living Dead
Cover of Fantastic Adventures, November 1941, featuring the story The living Dead by Edgar Rice Burroughs. A tiger with pincers fights a weird looking red lion while a woman climb up a tree to

Background imageClimb Collection: Scotts Bunker, Polygon Wood, Belgium

Scotts Bunker, Polygon Wood, Belgium
The bunker is just behind the New Zealand National Memorial, though one needs to climb a small wall to visit it from there

Background imageClimb Collection: The storming and capture of Cadiz, Spain, by English and Dutch troops, 30 June 1596

The storming and capture of Cadiz, Spain, by English and Dutch troops, 30 June 1596, part of the Anglo-Spanish War (1585-1604). Date: 1596

Background imageClimb Collection: Storming of Badajoz towards the end of the Siege of Badajoz, Extremadura, Spain

Storming of Badajoz towards the end of the Siege of Badajoz, Extremadura, Spain, 6 April 1812, by Wellingtons Anglo-Portuguese forces against the French, part of the Peninsular War (1807-1814)

Background imageClimb Collection: Monument to Eugenie de Montijo on the summit of Larrun

Monument to Eugenie de Montijo on the summit of Larrun (La Rhune), a mountain at the western end of the Pyrenees. It is located on the border of France and Spain

Background imageClimb Collection: St. Anns Well, Malvern, Worcestershire

St. Anns Well, Malvern, Worcestershire
St. Anns Well (looking West), Malvern, Worcestershire. Set on the slopes of the Malvern Hills above Great Malvern. It is a popular site on a path leading up to the Worcestershire Beacon

Background imageClimb Collection: English Army on the march to Magdala, Abyssinia (Ethiopia)

English Army on the march to Magdala, Abyssinia (Ethiopia), Abyssinian War (a rescue mission for the recovery of hostages). British forces took three months to advance across mountainous terrain

Background imageClimb Collection: Original Artwork - Up the hill to post a Christmas card

Original Artwork - Up the hill to post a Christmas card
Original Artwork - Little girl climbs up the hill to the post box to send a Christmas card - her pet dog follows. Date: circa 1937

Background imageClimb Collection: The Geant Glacier, Mont Blanc, Alps

The Geant Glacier, Mont Blanc, Alps
19th century vintage photograph: The Geant Glacier is a large glacier on the French side of the Mont Blanc massif in the Alps

Background imageClimb Collection: Telegraph signal station, Gibraltar

Telegraph signal station, Gibraltar
Vintage 19th century photograph: telegraph signal station, Gibraltar

Background imageClimb Collection: Decorating an office building, London

Decorating an office building, London
A team of decorators painting the outside of an office building in Central London, working from ladders with no protective head gear. Date: circa 1950s

Background imageClimb Collection: Pantomime, Jack and the Beanstalk, Sheffield

Pantomime, Jack and the Beanstalk, Sheffield
Pantomime, Jack and the Beanstalk, Theatre Royal, Sheffield, from 24 December 1910, produced by John Hart. Date: 1910



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