Story: Mountaineering

Skiplane, Tasman Glacier

Skiplane, Tasman Glacier

Skiplanes 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
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John Wilson, 'Mountaineering - New equipment and new people', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 29 September 2023)

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