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Ascent of Hochstetter Dome

Ascent of Hochstetter Dome

Few New Zealanders were interested in climbing mountains for recreation until the 1890s. Mountaineering was mostly introduced by overseas climbers. One early conquest was Hochstetter Dome, climbed on 27 March 1883 by Austrians Robert and Anna von Lendenfeld. They are shown here with their porter, New Zealander Harry Drew. This wood engraving is from Australasia Illustrated, published in Melbourne in 1886.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
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Wood engraving by Frederic B. Schell

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Andy Dennis, 'Mountains - People and mountains', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 June 2024)

Story by Andy Dennis, published 24 Sep 2007, updated 1 Feb 2017