My Grandmother called to say that dispite the post strike, she has taken delivery of parcel for me.
This can only be the Gebirgsjäger Smock which I ordered from Spearhead Military supplies via their Ebay Shop.
It's a WWII German Mountaineering top, the sort smock work by legendry Mountaineer Heinrich Harrer
When I return to Nepal early next year, I intend to use as much vintage climbing/mountaineering gear as possible (insert caveat here: without looking a complete knob!) - so I will be retracing Heinrich Harrer's steps to Tibet and Lahasa in much the same gear as he did after he escaped internment/imprisonment at the hands of the British in India towards the end of the Second World War.
I now have the correct woollen headgear, genuine 1940's snow/glacier goggles, and faithful reproduction Gebirgsjäger Smock, Genuine 1940's Swiss Army metal leather and Canvas A frame Rucksack.....
All i need now is some old rope.
I have money. Anyone know anyone who has old rope and is up for an exchange ?
Usual Disclaimer: I'm not a Nazi sympathiser....it's just that they had really, really neat field gear !
...and yes I am almost as mad as a bag of otters - but the kit looks so cool - even if it is bloody cold !