Circa 1900 – Photograph of Mathias Zdarsky on his skis with alpenstock.

Circa 1900 - Photograph of Mathias Zdarsky on his skis with alpenstock.

Circa 1900 – Photograph of Mathias Zdarsky on his skis with “alpenstock.” W. Rickmer Rickmers, Ski-ing for Beginners or Mountaineers, New York, NY: Charles Scribner`s Sons, 1909, 86-87