Gerry Cunningham is one of America's most important Pioneers in the history of outdoor gear development. His company began as GERRY Mountaineering Equipment Company in 1945 and was a major supplier of innovative gear to most of the major climbers of the time. Mr. Cunningham held several patents and was a very early proponent of ultralight backpacking and no-trace camping. Several other well-known company founders originally worked for GERRY. Mr. Cunningham, who passed away in 2010, contributed heavily to the making of this book. There are many historic photos and old catalogs documented in loving detail within the covers! The book has been updated with an obituary.