Cora Best's ice axe

Photograph of Cora Best's Ice Axe


Personalized ice axe used by Cora Johnstone Best. The blade is inscribed with her name. Axes of this type were used by early mountaineers to cut steps in ice and snow. The broken handle pictured here would have originally been approximately four feet long. Used with the permission of the photographer, Cheryl Jacklin-Piraino.

© Cheryl Jacklin-Piraino
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Holding Location

Personal collection of Cheryl Jacklin-Piraino