New Zealand Mountaineering: A History in Photographs by John Wilson Artist: John Wilson
Artist: John Wilson
New Zealand Mountaineering: A History in Photographs by John Wilson
"Wilson takes the reader on a visual journey that grips the imagination and the eye... A beautifully presented book to the feed the exploring spirit within." Chris Moore, NZ Listener The long and colourful history of this marvellous sport in New Zealand is told in over 200 fascinating photographs, accompanied by informative captions and text covering the decades, from those early beginnings in the 1880s to the present day. The images illustrate many aspects of the distinctive character of New Zealand climbing and give non-mountaineers an idea what those engaged in the sport actually do and the satisfaction they gain from it. Ever since the 1880s, when mountaineering began in New Zealand with the first attempt on Aoraki/Mount Cook, we have had a special affinity with our mountains, and climbing them in particular. Mountaineers climb for many reasons â€” for the thrill of the challenge and the sense of achievement from reaching a summit, or purely for pleasure and relaxation.
Item No: 9781869538231