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West Coast climbers (2nd of 2)

West Coast climbers

Alex Graham (left, mislabelled as P. Graham) was a professional mountain guide, Henry Newton (centre) was the vicar at Ross, and Ebenezer Teichelmann was a Hokitika doctor. The three climbed extensively on the western side of the Southern Alps in the first decade of the 20th century. This photograph, from one of Teichelmann’s albums, shows the trio relaxing after completing the first crossing of the Harper Saddle, below Aoraki/Mt Cook, in February 1905.

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Canterbury Mountaineering Club, Ebenezer Teichelmann Collection

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Simon Nathan, 'West Coast region - Tourism and outdoor recreation', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 June 2024)

Story by Simon Nathan, updated 1 Sep 2016