NZ Climbing

South Ridge

January 2, 2013
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In 2011 there was a big national debate in New Zealand on whether to rename the South Ridge of Mt Cook the Hillary Ridge in remembrance of our iconic Sir Ed who’d died the year before. There was a country-wide outpouring of grief at his death, and much discontent when the Queen declined an...

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2012 Easter in the Godley

April 23, 2012
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2012 Easter in the Godley

Easter started perfectly. Stunning weather forecast, great objective and a solid climbing partner in my sister Christine. We were off to climb Mt D’Archiac, a lovely mountain in the head of the Godley Glacier. I had climbed it two or three times in the past, but not in recent years. There was the promise...

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South (Hillary) Ridge Of (Aoraki) Mt Cook at New Year

February 4, 2012
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South (Hillary) Ridge Of (Aoraki) Mt Cook at New Year

A couple of years ago there was a big national debate in New Zealand whether to rename the South Ridge of Mt Cook ( now called Aoraki Mt Cook) the Hillary Ridge, in remembrance of our icon Sir Ed who died recently. The argument didn’t just involve the climbers- it seemed to embroil much...

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