New Zealand Mountaineering: A History in Photographs

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“Mountaineers climb in pursuit of relaxation, emotional and spiritual refreshment, and the sense of achievement gained from reaching a summit. Though the activity of mountaineering is not always pleasant and is often dangerous, mountaineers climb for pleasure and to achieve self-realisation. These are different satisfactions from those sought by people who enter the mountains to find a new pass, discover gold, or admire scenery.”

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