Story: Skiing

Ski mountaineering

Ski mountaineering

Skiing is sometimes used as a way of travelling across snowfields to reach climbing areas. Ski mountaineers Andrew Troup (front) and Mike Sim climb towards the Fritz Range from the head of the Franz Josef Glacier.

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Andrew Troup, 'Skiing - Alternative snow sports', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 30 November 2023)

Story by Andrew Troup, published 24 Sep 2007