An Ice Axe, a Camera, and a Jar of Peanut Butter: A Photographer's Autobiography

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The Mountaineers, 1998 - Biography & Autobiography - 240 pages
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For Ira Spring, adventuring and photography have always been inextricably intertwined. From early paddling trips with his family and his first camera (at age 12), through almost 70 years of climbing and hiking, dozens of books, and a successful career as a photographer, Spring has been a role model for generations of climbers ......

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Spring is a man who has spent nearly seven decades doing exactly what he wanted to do: spending as much time as possible outdoors, taking pictures, researching and illustrating more than 35 hiking ... Read full review

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About the author (1998)

Bob and Ira Spring have been climbing and photographing mountains in the Northwest since 1930, when Eastman Kodak celebrated its fiftieth anniversary by offering every twelve-year-old in the United States a Box Brownie camera. The twin brothers went into business together in 1946, and since then their photographs have appeared in hundreds of magazines and more than 50 books. Ira Spring passed away in June 2003.
John Harlin III is the editior of the American Alpine Journal and a contributing editor of Backpacker magazine

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