Story: Mountaineering

Hobnail boots

Hobnail boots

Mountaineering required specialised equipment such as boots with nails on the soles to grip into the snow. The small pair in the middle of this collection of hobnail boots belonged to Lucy Mannering, wife of Guy Mannering, arguably New Zealand’s first serious mountaineer.

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Canterbury Museum, W. A. Kennedy Collection
Reference: 1975.203.20450
Photograph by George Mannering

Permission of Canterbury Museum, Rolleston Avenue, Christchurch, New Zealand must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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How to cite this page:

John Wilson, 'Mountaineering - Aoraki/Mt Cook', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 15 April 2024)

Story by John Wilson, published 24 Sep 2007, updated 1 Feb 2017