Author Topic: History of the FIFI  (Read 874 times)

david allfrey

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History of the FIFI
« on: October 07, 2019, 09:24:09 AM »
Anyone have any history of the Fifi hook?  When it showed up? who originated it perhaps?

NickB

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Re: History of the FIFI
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2019, 11:12:39 PM »
Hey David - I felt for sure I'd read something about it before in Alpinist, and turns out I was right. Back in issue 54, they featured the fifi in the on-again, off-again Tool Users section.... and it turns out the article's online!

http://www.alpinist.com/doc/ALP54/tool-users-fifi-hooks

Seems like it's been around in one form or another for a while, but it seems Bonatti popularized it back in the 50s? The article's only one page so it doesn't go into great detail.

Deuce

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Re: History of the FIFI
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2019, 11:45:48 PM »
Good find, the article in Alpinist!

Kristoffer

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Re: History of the FIFI
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2019, 08:55:02 AM »
It’s cool to see the evolution of the most used piece of aid gear I own.