Stock No. 74-C-229-20. From QM Sec. 1 [August 1943], p.29: "Climbers, ski, mountain, are strips of Mohair fabric worn on the bottom of skis to prevent back sliding, when climbing steep snow slopes. The climbers are held to the skis by non-freezing, bucklet [sic] straps, which can be removed while wearing gloves. Both the white and the brown models may be issued at the present time, but the brown has been superseded by the white." This is a pair of white mohair ski climbers. The mohair lies with the end pointing toward the end of the skis. When the ski is slipped forward the mohair lies flat. If the ski slides backward, the mohair is rubbed the wrong way and keeps the ski from slipping.