Story: Mountaineering

New Zealand Andean expedition, 1968

New Zealand Andean expedition, 1968

From the 1960s New Zealand climbers regularly attempted higher peaks overseas. David Adcock, the leader of the New Zealand Andean expedition, poses 6,634 metres up on top of Mt Yerupaja, the second highest mountain in Peru. All eight members of the party reached the summit.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Evening Post Collection (PAColl-0614)
Reference: EP/1968/3789

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John Wilson, 'Mountaineering - New Zealand climbers overseas', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 28 May 2022)

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