Story: Mountaineering

Rock climber

Rock climber

In the last quarter of the 20th century, rock climbing became a sport in itself rather than just a skill used in climbing mountains. This climber is testing his ability at Castle Hill, inland Canterbury.

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John Wilson, 'Mountaineering - Mountaineering today', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 May 2022)

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