Story: Mountaineering

Rock climber

Rock climber

In the last quarter of the 20th century, rock climbing became a sport in itself rather than a skill to be used in climbing mountains. This climber is testing his ability at Castle Hill, inland Canterbury.

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Photograph by Mark Watson

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John Wilson, 'Mountaineering - Mountaineering today', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/10514/rock-climber (accessed 29 April 2017)

Story by John Wilson, published 24 Sep 2007, updated 2 Feb 2017