Story: Mountaineering

First to climb Aoraki/Mt Cook

Jack Clarke (left), George Graham (centre) and Tom Fyfe (right) pose at the Hermitage the day after their successful ascent of Aoraki/Mt Cook on Christmas Day 1894. In the radio recording Tony Nolan tells the story of the last stages of the climb.

Sound file: ‘Open Country programme 372 – Cook for Christmas’. Alexander Turnbull Library, OHInt-0002/336.

Used with permission of Radio New Zealand Sound Archives Ngā Taonga Kōrero.

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John Wilson, 'Mountaineering - Aoraki/Mt Cook', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 15 April 2024)

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