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By Brian Wilkins

ISBN-10: 1877578487

ISBN-13: 9781877578489

mountaineering entered the area degree within the Fifties: this was once the period that produced not just Sir Edmund Hillary yet a powerful physique of world-class New Zealand climbers. during this very important and dramatic booklet Brian Wilkins, who used to be a part of the journey, stocks his stories of mountain climbing within the Southern Alps and the Himalayas. throughout the New Zealand Alpine membership excursion to the Himalayas in 1954, the 12 months after Everest, Wilkins used to be the climber so much heavily linked to Hillary. Hillary’s slender escapes from loss of life in the course of the excursion observed Wilkins in a distinct place to gauge the nature and activities of this mythical determine at a formative level within the well-known climber’s profession. Wilkins’ New Zealand mountain climbing comprises the 1st ascent of the northeast ridge of Mt Aspiring, a gripping drama of survival and human patience and a try of the ethics of mountain climbing. during this account he additionally submits the writings of his contemporaries to powerful severe cognizance, writing with hot mild humour, honesty and insight.

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By Brian Wilkins

ISBN-10: 1877578487

ISBN-13: 9781877578489

mountaineering entered the area degree within the Fifties: this was once the period that produced not just Sir Edmund Hillary yet a powerful physique of world-class New Zealand climbers. during this very important and dramatic booklet Brian Wilkins, who used to be a part of the journey, stocks his stories of mountain climbing within the Southern Alps and the Himalayas. throughout the New Zealand Alpine membership excursion to the Himalayas in 1954, the 12 months after Everest, Wilkins used to be the climber so much heavily linked to Hillary. Hillary’s slender escapes from loss of life in the course of the excursion observed Wilkins in a distinct place to gauge the nature and activities of this mythical determine at a formative level within the well-known climber’s profession. Wilkins’ New Zealand mountain climbing comprises the 1st ascent of the northeast ridge of Mt Aspiring, a gripping drama of survival and human patience and a try of the ethics of mountain climbing. during this account he additionally submits the writings of his contemporaries to powerful severe cognizance, writing with hot mild humour, honesty and insight.

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