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PAT DEAVOLL (Born: 12th June, 1959 – Christchurch) Mountaineer and kayaker Outdoor instructor and Journalist Event & Activity Manager for the NZ Alpine Club MacPac CMC Mountaineer of the Year 1999   Pat Deavoll has been one of New Zealand’s…

That God made mountain tops

At midnight, snow is patterned glass. Diamond bathroom window glass. Our crampons spike its surface with command. It stirs ambition as the halo of our torches spot the mountain walls. A fissure here, a jag’d rock there, a crevasse, a…