Story: Mountaineering

John Pascoe

John Pascoe

The amateur climbers of the 1930s were strongly represented in Canterbury, where they pioneered climbs in the Waimakiriri and Rakaia river catchments. John Pascoe, posing in this self-portrait taken after a trip up the Adams valley in 1936, became their chronicler, photographer and publicist.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, John Dobrée Pascoe Collection (PAColl-0783)
Reference: 1/2-058791; F
Photograph by John Dobrée Pascoe

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John Wilson, 'Mountaineering - The age of the amateur', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 May 2022)

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