Story: Mountaineering

Rock bivouac

Rock bivouac

Although early mountaineers usually carried tents, they sometimes slept in rock bivouacs. This one at De la Bêche corner was used by an early climber, H. M. Hamilton, as a sick room when he fell ill on an expedition in 1892.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Malcolm Ross Collection
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Photograph by Malcolm Ross

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John Wilson, 'Mountaineering - Guided climbing', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/10490/rock-bivouac (accessed 24 May 2019)

Story by John Wilson, published 24 Sep 2007, updated 2 Feb 2017