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By Brian Wilkins

ISBN-10: 1877578487

ISBN-13: 9781877578489

hiking entered the realm level 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 vital and dramatic ebook Brian Wilkins, who used to be a part of the journey, stocks his reviews of mountaineering within the Southern Alps and the Himalayas. through the New Zealand Alpine membership day trip to the Himalayas in 1954, the 12 months after Everest, Wilkins used to be the climber such a lot heavily linked to Hillary. Hillary’s slender escapes from loss of life throughout the day trip observed Wilkins in a special place to gauge the nature and activities of this mythical determine at a formative level within the well-known climber’s occupation. Wilkins’ New Zealand hiking comprises the 1st ascent of the northeast ridge of Mt Aspiring, a gripping drama of survival and human patience and a attempt of the ethics of climbing. during this account he additionally submits the writings of his contemporaries to strong serious cognizance, writing with hot light humour, honesty and insight.

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