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THE CONQUEST OF THE NEW ZEALAND ALPS Samuel Turner 1922 1st UK ed Hardcover Near Fine 2 copies available
By Turner, Samuel
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London, Unwin, 1922, 1st edition. 291 pp, 23 b/w plates. Original blue cloth hardcover with embossed cover text and design of an ice axe and rope, gold spine letters very bright. Cover has light soiling, corner and edges are slightly bumped. Very clean internally with no writing, no foxing and no dust jacket. May have former owner's name or book plate inside. VG-Near Fine condition overall.

New Zealand first ascents including a new route on Mt Cook and Mt Tutuko. Narratives of climbs in the New Zealand Alps between 1912 and 1921. Many illustrations.

Samuel Turner

UK-born produce trader Samuel Turner settled in New Zealand in 1911 at the age of 42. Already a keen mountaineer he engaged in a determined 18 year period of climbing and exploration, claiming some very significant first ascents, many of which were in remote regions. During this period Turner's most notable climbs were the first complete solo ascent of Aoraki/Mt Cook, and the first ascents of Mts Tutoko, Hooker, Hopkins, McKerrow, and the second ascent of Mt Aspiring.
 

For the majority of these ascents Turner was accompanied by the leading guides of the day, including Peter Graham, Frank Milne and Conrad Kain. Openly criticized in mountaineering literature for exaggerating his achievements and stature, Turner may have been an egotist, but his actions speak loudly.

From the Spectator Archive 1922:

"Mr. Turner is not an engaging writer, but he is an enthusiastic and experienced climber, and his account of numerous expeditions to Mount Cook and other high mountains in New Zealand is well worth reading. The photographs are numerous and excellent. Mr. Turner points out that Mount Cook, 12,349 feet high, is a mightier mountain than any of the Alps, if judged by the height of its three summits above the valley [and its severe weather.] The Government Tourist Department does a good deal for climbers, but there is doubtless more scope for individual enterprise in the New Zealand Alps than in Switzerland."



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