Ascent Shawl Collar Knit

Alps & Meters

100056NVSM

810072747051

44000448446721

£250.00

As versatile as the skills needed for the first ascents of Golden Age of Mountaineering are the garments that accompanied such 19th century climbs.  Of such ensembles & equipment perhaps none was more important than the robust knitwear of the era.

Appropriate at nearly any elevation and stage of upward route finding these sweaters created a wardrobe efficiency allowing ski mountaineers a single element of their kit that could simultaneously act as a base, mid-layer, or outerwear thus greatly reducing the need for superfluous overages of gear which could hinder transit times and carrying loads. Hearty, warm, and offering a comfortable range of motion for scrambles and stretching to hard-to-reach holds, Alps & Meters commands a deep respect for the sewn fibers of 1800’s whose innovative characteristics and weaves delivered to the climbing community a wardrobe essential that remains a core staple of alpinism today.

The Ascent Shawl Collar Knit is born of the mountains and harnesses knitwear’s dynamic benefits to deliver a sweater of Forged Performance character and complexion ideal for the Gentleman Skier’s aggressive route finding and mountaineering pursuits.

Size
Color
Charcoal

THE STORY

As versatile as the abilities of the first ascents of Alpinists Golden Age of the mid-late 19th century are the garments that accompanied such first ascents and perhaps none was more important than the robust knitwear of era. Appropriate at nearly any elevation and stage of an upward route finding these sweaters created a wardrobe efficiency allowing ski mountaineers a single element of their kit that could simultaneously, and when needed, act as a base layer, mid-layer, or outerwear thus greatly reducing the need for superfluous overages of gear which could hinder transit times and increase lifting & carrying loads. Hearty, warm, and offering an comfortable range of motion for scrambles and stretching to hard-to-reach holds, Alps & Meters commands a deep respect for the sewn fibers of 1800’s whose innovative characteristics and weaves delivered to the climbing community a wardrobe essential that remains a core staple of alpinism today. The Ascent Shawl Collar Knit is born of the mountains and harnesses knitwear’s dynamic benefits to deliver a sweater of Forged Performance character and complexion ideal for the Gentleman Skier’s aggressive route finding and mountaineering pursuits.

The Ascent Shawl Collar Knit harnesses the sturdy and versatile knitwear of Alpinism’s Golden Age in which robust sweaters commanded high priority amidst the gear and wardrobes of the 19th century’s most famous mountaineers. Woven from strong woolen fibers with a heavy gauge, this knitted garment provides the warmth, range of motion, and protection sought by mountain explorers of all disciplines. Employing reinforced ribbing at the neck, wrists, and waist along with reinforced waxed cotton elbow overlays, the Ascent Shawl Collar Knit and its vintage shawl collar design evokes the annals of the first winter summits & adventures of personal discovery achieved during the mid-late 1800’s.

Features & Benefits

WARM, DRY, PROTECTED

Recycled merino/alpaca blend yarns provide warmth and durability.

MAXIMUM UTILITY

Vintage-inspired Donegal pattern yarn for timeless depth and texture. Timeless shawl collar design provides classic protection.

Natural merino yarns offer moisture wicking and temperature regulation.

QUALITY & DURABILITY

Reinforced waxed cotton shoulders and elbow panels for enhanced protection.