Kōrero: Mountaineering

First attempt on Aoraki/Mt Cook

First attempt on Aoraki/Mt Cook

This engraving appeared in the London Graphic, under the title, ‘The first ascent of Mount Cook, New Zealand 1882’. In fact the three climbers – William Green, an Irish minister; and two Swiss, Emil Boss and Ulrich Kaufmann – did not reach the top of the mountain, but turned back 60 metres from the summit. But their achievement was widely represented as the conquest of the mountain.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: C-068-002

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

John Wilson, 'Mountaineering - Aoraki/Mt Cook', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/artwork/10482/first-attempt-on-aorakimt-cook (accessed 8 December 2019)

He kōrero nā John Wilson, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007, updated 2 Feb 2017