Story: Mountaineering

Ski plane, Tasman Glacier

Ski plane, Tasman Glacier

Ski planes began to land on the Tasman Glacier in the mid-1950s. Mountaineers no longer needed to trek long distances before attempting the high peaks. In recent years helicopters have become a more common alternative.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, National Publicity Studios Collection
Reference: 1/2-029937; F
Photograph by D. Nicholson

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How to cite this page:

John Wilson, 'Mountaineering - New equipment and new people', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/10511/ski-plane-tasman-glacier (accessed 25 March 2019)

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