The great unknown : mountain journeys in the Southern Alps / Geoff Spearpoint.

By: Spearpoint, Geoff, 1951- [author.]
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Nelson, New Zealand : Potton & Burton, 2019Description: 241 pages : colour illustrations, colour maps ; 24 x 32 cmContent type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781988550022Subject(s): Spearpoint, Geoff, 1951- | Tramping -- New Zealand -- Southern Alps/Kā Tiritiri o te Moana | Mountaineering -- New Zealand -- Southern Alps/Kā Tiritiri o te Moana | Southern Alps/Kā Tiritiri o te Moana (N.Z.) -- Pictorial works | Southern Alps/Kā Tiritiri o te Moana (N.Z.) -- Description and travel
Contents:
Introduction -- Kahurangi -- Spenser Mountains -- Kaikoura Ranges -- The Waimakariri to Hokitika -- The Bracken Snowfield -- The Garden of Eden Ice Plateau -- Rangitata, the Mountains of Erewhon -- Elie De Beaumont to Aoraki Mt Cook -- The Balfour, Navigator & Sierra Ranges -- The Hooker Wilderness -- From the Okuru to the Wilkin -- The Haast Range, Volta Glacier & Mt Aspiring -- The Olivines & Red Mountain -- Fiordland & the Darrans.
Summary: Geoff Spearpoint is a legend among New Zealand's tramping and mountaineering community. For over 50 years he has been undertaking many long, adventurous trips in the Southern Alps every year, decade after decade. These trips, usually a mix of both tramping and mountaineering, have made Spearpoint New Zealand's foremost exponent of what is best described as trans-alpine tramping. In the Great Unknown he collects together personal accounts of his favourite trips into 15 geographical areas, ranging from Kahurangi in the north to the Fiordland in the south. Illustrated with his stunning photography, and with maps from Geographx, this will be a completely unique book that trampers and mountaineers will cherish, for it explores an important element of New Zealand tramping that goes to the heart of how we define our relationship with backcountry.
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Introduction -- Kahurangi -- Spenser Mountains -- Kaikoura Ranges -- The Waimakariri to Hokitika -- The Bracken Snowfield -- The Garden of Eden Ice Plateau -- Rangitata, the Mountains of Erewhon -- Elie De Beaumont to Aoraki Mt Cook -- The Balfour, Navigator & Sierra Ranges -- The Hooker Wilderness -- From the Okuru to the Wilkin -- The Haast Range, Volta Glacier & Mt Aspiring -- The Olivines & Red Mountain -- Fiordland & the Darrans.

Geoff Spearpoint is a legend among New Zealand's tramping and mountaineering community. For over 50 years he has been undertaking many long, adventurous trips in the Southern Alps every year, decade after decade. These trips, usually a mix of both tramping and mountaineering, have made Spearpoint New Zealand's foremost exponent of what is best described as trans-alpine tramping. In the Great Unknown he collects together personal accounts of his favourite trips into 15 geographical areas, ranging from Kahurangi in the north to the Fiordland in the south. Illustrated with his stunning photography, and with maps from Geographx, this will be a completely unique book that trampers and mountaineers will cherish, for it explores an important element of New Zealand tramping that goes to the heart of how we define our relationship with backcountry.

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