This information was published in 1966 in An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand, edited by A. H. McLintock. It has not been corrected and will not be updated.
Up-to-date information can be found elsewhere in Te Ara.
DISASTERS AND MISHAPS – MOUNTAINEERING
New Zealand mountaineering, in common with that in other
countries, has had its share of accident and tragedy. Local
climatic hazards, variable ice conditions on the higher
peaks, and a mountain river system subject to heavy flooding
have taken their toll.
Ronald Jones, Journalist and Script Writer, New Zealand Broadcasting Corporation, Wellington.