Ah, it’s good to know that us modern folk haven’t got it all figured out, and that there were those who came before us who preferred mettle and character to ‘courage in their rucksack’.  Andy Kirkpatrick points out that for a great long time there weren’t rock shoes, but hard rock still got sent in boots and hobnails.  Well, there weren’t always liquid-formed hot-forged carbon fiber ice tools and drip forged stainless crampons.  This feller doesn’t have them, and he runs up ice.  Take notes folks.