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Man climbing up an ice cliff on Mount Rolleston, Westland, 1939

Reference Number: MNZ-1304-1/4-F

Man climbing up an ice cliff on Mount Rolleston using pitons. A rope attaches him to the man below. Taken in 1939 by S G Conway. Caption from Making New Zealand publication reads "Still more difficult is this use of pitons to overcome an ice slope that slants outward. The use of pitons has only been developed since about 1930; the Bavarian climbers were the pioneers of the new technique. Canterbury men on Mount Rolleston are seen in this photograph. Perfection of such technique will solve new problems in the Southern Alps, where most of the climbing difficulties are on ice and snow."

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1 image, related to S G Conway, Rolleston, Mount and Snow and ice climbing.

Part of:
Making New Zealand:Negatives and prints from the Making New Zealand Centennial collection, Reference Number PAColl-3060 (311 digitised items)

Extent: 1 b&w original negative(s)Vertical imageSingle negative

Conditions governing access to original: Not restricted

Other copies available: File print available in Pictorial Reference Service796. Mountineering. 1939(PFP-001931)

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