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By Brian Wilkins

mountaineering entered the area degree within the Nineteen 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 booklet Brian Wilkins, who was once a part of the journey, stocks his reports of mountain climbing within the Southern Alps and the Himalayas. in the course of the New Zealand Alpine membership day trip to the Himalayas in 1954, the yr after Everest, Wilkins was once the climber such a lot heavily linked to Hillary. Hillary’s slender escapes from dying through the excursion observed Wilkins in a different place to gauge the nature and activities of this mythical determine at a formative degree 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 try of the ethics of mountain climbing. during this account he additionally submits the writings of his contemporaries to strong severe recognition, writing with hot light humour, honesty and insight.

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