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John Clarke and New Zealand Mountaineering

Mountaineering in New Zealand has a long and proud history of discovery, endeavour and success. One of its most significant pioneers was Jack Clarke, who from 1893 to 1914 climbed, guided, explored and organised trips into the mountains.

This mountain man played a major part in the development of New Zealanders’ knowledge of their own country, and of mountaineering as a magnificent pursuit.

Proceeds from the sale of this title are being donated back to the Club’s DOW Hall Publication Fund.  (note postage charged separately at the checkout is not counted as part of the donation total)

240 x 170mm paperback

black/white images

254 pages

Published: 1st edition 2011

ISBN: 9781877577284


Graham Langton, a former teacher at secondary and tertiary levels, has been studying New Zealand’s alpine history for more than 20 years. He has published many articles and a number of collaborative books; this is the first major work reflecting his own extensive research. A keen mountaineer, Graham was active throughout New Zealand and climbed extensively in the Mount Cook area. He has a PhD in history and works as an archivist at Archives New Zealand in Wellington.

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Weight .55 kg
Dimensions 24 × 17 × 1.5 cm

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