Story: Mountaineering

New equipment

New equipment

By 1939 climbers such as these on Canterbury’s Mt Rolleston were using crampons and pitons to climb an ice slope which slants outwards.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Making New Zealand Centennial Collection (PAColl-3060)
Reference: MNZ-1304-1/4-F
Photograph by S. G. Conway

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John Wilson, 'Mountaineering - The age of the amateur', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/10501/new-equipment (accessed 18 June 2019)

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