Story: Mountaineering

Women in the mountains (1st of 2)

Women in the mountains

New Zealand has a long tradition of women mountaineers. One woman who climbed in the 1920s was Katie Gardiner, shown here with a guide, Vic Williams, approaching the summit of Mt Silberhorn in 1929.

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Canterbury Museum, W. A. Kennedy Collection
Reference: 1975.203.45
Photograph by H. E. L. Porter

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John Wilson, 'Mountaineering - New equipment and new people', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 28 May 2022)

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