Temple, Philip - THE WORLD AT THEIR FEET
Temple, Philip. THE WORLD AT THEIR FEET. Whitcombe & Tombs, Christchurch, 1969, First New Zealand Edition. The Story of New Zealand Mountaineers in the Great Ranges of the World. 250 pp, Pictorial blue-tinted endpapers 4 maps, 54 B&W Photographs, 4 Colour Plates. Temple relates climbing tales from the Himalaya, New Guinea, Antarctica, South America, to New Zealand and other places. During his historical overview we meet notable Kiwi climbers and personalities along the way. Climbing history traces pioneer mountaineering in New Zealand, on through the golden years of worldwide exploration, to climbs to the late 1960's with many first ascents described. Includes List of Expeditions, Glossary, Sources and Index. Signed by three on Title Page: Author Philip Temple, and by Ed Hillary and Mike Gill. Slightly chipped Dustjacket, VG+.