Story: Mountaineering

North-east face of Mt Aspiring

North-east face of Mt Aspiring

Lindsay Bell leads on the first successful ascent of a rock face of Mt Aspiring in August 1979. The rock was icy, but as it was schist it provided better holds than the greywacke in much of the Southern Alps.

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John Wilson, 'Mountaineering - Climbing faces', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 2 March 2024)

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