Astis - Zurbriggen Mittens
Displaying a red shield with a white cross in beadwork, these leather mittens are proudly named for the Swiss-born Matthias Zurbriggen. Zurbriggen was on the great 19th-century alpinist and mountain guides. He climbed throughout the Alps, South America, the Himalayas and New Zealand. He made a considerable number of first ascents, the best known was Aconcagua, the highest peak in the Americas, which he climbed alone in January of 1897.
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