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Just as they dominate our land, mountains loom large in our experience. Paul Hersey and Mark Watson explore the landscape and stories of many of the best-known peaks in New Zealand.
Mountains have a place in the consciousness of all New Zealanders; there are not many locations in our country without a jagged range, a group of hills or towering peak to frame the view. Our mountains act as reassuring landmarks for the traveller, and many of our creative impulses are drawn from their presence on the landscape. Relatively young by geological standards, these landforms are dynamic, shaped by forces beneath the earth and continually eroded by the natural progression of the weather.
For dedicated climbers Paul Hersey and Mark Watson the mountains have been an inspiration. Author and photographer respectively, these two men embarked on a year-long journey to identify the stories surrounding the summits of this land, to seek out the people who live on or near the mountains, to experience each unique sense of place, from Manaia in the far north, to Mount Anglem/Hananui in Stewart Island and a further thirteen peaks in between. In doing so, they have created a fascinating portrait of a natural environment that deserves to be treasured by all New Zealanders for the generations that follow.
270mm x 210mm
159 page alpine photography book
RRP NZD $44.99 (Including GST)
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