Story: Mountaineering

Hall, Hillary and Ball

In 1990 Rob Hall and Gary Ball climbed the seven highest peaks in all seven continents in seven months. Flanking Peter Hillary, son of Sir Edmund, Hall and Ball wave the New Zealand flag after returning to Wellington following their ascent of Mt Everest. Another of the summits on this mission was Mt Kilimanjaro in Africa. Listen to Gary Ball talk about their successful climb.

Sound file from Radio New Zealand Sound Archives Ngā Taonga Kōrero. Any re-use of this audio is a breach of copyright. To request a copy of the recording, contact Sound Archives Ngā Taonga Kōrero (Mountaineering – Rob Hall and Gary Ball climb Mt Kilimanjaro/Reference number C900822E).

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Evening Post Collection (PAColl-0614)
Reference: EP/1990/1874/7A
Photograph by John Nicholson

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John Wilson, 'Mountaineering - New Zealand climbers overseas', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 17 February 2020)

Story by John Wilson, published 24 Sep 2007, updated 2 Feb 2017