New PDF release: Among Secret Beauties: A Memoir of Mountaineering in New

By Brian Wilkins

ISBN-10: 1877578487

ISBN-13: 9781877578489

mountaineering entered the realm level within the Fifties: this was once the period that produced not just Sir Edmund Hillary yet a robust physique of world-class New Zealand climbers. during this vital and dramatic e-book Brian Wilkins, who was once a part of the journey, stocks his reviews of mountain climbing within the Southern Alps and the Himalayas. throughout the New Zealand Alpine membership excursion to the Himalayas in 1954, the 12 months after Everest, Wilkins was once the climber such a lot heavily linked to Hillary. Hillary’s slender escapes from demise in the course of the excursion observed Wilkins in a special place to gauge the nature and activities of this mythical determine at a formative degree within the recognized climber’s occupation. Wilkins’ New Zealand mountain climbing contains the 1st ascent of the northeast ridge of Mt Aspiring, a gripping drama of survival and human patience and a try out of the ethics of hiking. during this account he additionally submits the writings of his contemporaries to powerful serious consciousness, writing with hot light humour, honesty and insight.

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