The High Alps of New Zealand: or A Trip to the Glaciers of the Antipodes with an Ascent of Mount Cook: Green, William Spotswood
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The High Alps of New Zealand: or A Trip to the Glaciers of the Antipodes with an Ascent of Mount Cook

Author(s): Green, William Spotswood

Copyright: 1883, MacMillan, London
Specifications: 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 350, 32, frontis w/ tissue guard, 2 maps (1 fldg), 2 figures, appendices, gilt-lettered red cloth
Condition: cloth spine browned, 2 spine edge chips, spine & front cover separated from backstrip, Alexander Ormsbee bookplate, map w/ orig folds & no tears, good

Green was an Irish clergyman who made many early explorations of the New Zealand Alps and Canadian Rockies. In 1882 he abandoned the first ascent of Mount Cook by turning back a few feet from the summit to avoid being benighted. His uncompleted ascent, by a route which was not finished until many years later, marks the start of high alpine climbing in New Zealand. An important work. Neate G51.

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