Image acknowledgements

Thanks to the following organisations for permission to use images on this website:


Collection of Jill A. Wiltse and H. Kirk Brown III, Denver

John Lewis Partnership

Mitchell Beazley

Royal Air Force Museum Hendon


V&A Museum

Whitworth Art Gallery

All other images are from Robin and Lucienne Day Foundation archives.

Images may not be reproduced without prior written permission.

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© Lesley Jackson and Paula Day 2014

Robin Day ski-mountaineering in the Alps

Robin’s passion for outdoor adventure became at least as important to him as his design career.

He had taken up rock climbing in his 40s, and went on to enjoy alpine climbing, ski mountaineering, Nordic ski-touring and long-distance walking.

In his 60s he took part in the first-ever ski-traverse of Scandinavia from north to south. This 2,000 mile journey, undertaken in 3-week sections over 4 years, was conceived and led by his friend the eminent mountaineer Alan Blackshaw.