Sunday, 5 March 2017

Video of a solo ascent of Aoraki Mount Cook - 2017

What is it like to be on the summit of New Zealand's highest mountain, Aoraki Mount Cook?

Click on the word video to see this amazing solo climb by Greg Duley  of Aoraki Mount Cook, New Zealand's highest mountain just a few weeks back. 
When I was much younger, I climbed Aoraki three times. The first in 1968 by the Linda route, then on Christmas Day 1971 I did the east ridge with Chris Timms, descending into the Hooker valley. Then in 1973 I did a guided ascent with 64 year old client Vern Leader, and fellow guide Aat Vervoorn. Some photographs of various climbs of Aoraki. 
All photographs by Bob McKerrow


                           An aerial shot of Aoraki Mount Cook taken in 2016


                                          Just approaching the summit of Aoraki. 1973
                                                              On the summit ice-cap
Aat Vervoorn (l) with 64 year old Vern Leader on a Grand Traverse of Aoraki Mount Cook.


                                                 East Face of Aoraki Mount Cook



                           Aoraki Mount Cook from the west. Taken from Hokitika.



On the East Ridge of Aoraki Mount Cook with Chris Timms on Christmas day, 1971.

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