These traditional ski boots boots made by Tricouni Brevete were used in ski resorts generall y in the 1960s. They were used by Phillip G. Law from 1960 onwards in Antarctica - only with skis. The skis were laminated ash wooden skis with plastic sole and steel edges and khandehar bindings made in Norway.

Phillip Law used these boots on skis both in Victoria and in Antarctica over the years 1958 onwards. The skis are now in possession of the Geelong Area Scouts (1992).

Footwear in wet/cold climates such as Macquarie Island were much more difficult to use than in Antarctica. If the boots were completely waterproof then sweating would occur. The boots must be able to breath, but be impervious to outside water. The British wet/cold boots were remarkably effective.

Physical Description

These boots have a thick non slip rubber/leather sole that has a triangular imprint on the base. Heavy black leather uppers surround an inner boot of brown leather. There are steel tips on the front and back of the sole, and steel hooks along the front of the boot for tying of the laces. Laces would be attached to both the inner brown boot as well as the outer black boot. The tip of the boot is square for use with skis.

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