Kōrero: Mountaineering

New Zealand Andean expedition, 1968

New Zealand Andean expedition, 1968

From the 1960s New Zealand climbers regularly attempted higher peaks overseas. David Adcock, the leader of the New Zealand Andean expedition, poses 6,634 metres up on the peak of Mt Yerupaja, the second highest peak in Peru. All eight members of the party reached the top.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Evening Post Collection (PAColl-0614)
Reference: EP/1968/3789

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Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

John Wilson, 'Mountaineering - New Zealand climbers overseas', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/10517/new-zealand-andean-expedition-1968 (accessed 18 July 2019)

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