Aoraki Tai Poutini: A Guide for Mountaineers Book | Mt Cook Close (esc)

Aoraki Tai Poutini: A Guide for Mountaineers Book

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The essential guide for mountaineering in Aoraki Mount Cook National Park and Westland Tai Poutini National Park.

The mountains of Aoraki Mount Cook National Park and Westland Tai Poutini National Park contain some of the best mountaineering and transalpine tramping in the world and make up New Zealand’s most popular alpine climbing region. These two national parks are covered in their entirety in this latest edition of the New Zealand Alpine Club’s top-selling mountaineering guidebook. All new routes recorded since the last (2001) edition are included, and specific attention is given to how the mountains and access routes have been affected by climate change.

The expanded coverage area now includes the lush, rugged, and previously overlooked valleys on the west side of the Main Divide, including the Callery, lower Balfour, Cook/Weheka, Copland, Douglas, and Karangarua catchments. Because information on these valleys has been difficult to find for so long, they still host several major unclimbed features. There is also a new chapter on climbs from Aoraki Mount Cook Village, for those passing through with only a couple of days available for climbing.

The author’s love for New Zealand’s mountains, fascination with climbing history, meticulous eye for detail, and passion for engaging with climbers has resulted in an up-to-date, reliable, and comprehensive guide – the definitive guidebook for the Aoraki-Tai Poutini region.

Winner of the guidebook category in the 2019 Banff Mountain Book Competition Awards:

“Rob’s Guide is thorough, with a comprehensive history of the regions characters and pioneers. The routes are described clearly and well illustrated, but the adventure isn’t spoiled by too much blow by blow beta. I look forward to pulling this book out of my rucksack when I finally get the chance to climb in this world class arena.” – Paul McSorley, 2019 Book Competition Jury

  • Almost 1100 routes described, including all major passes
  • Clear descent options described for popular peaks
  • The first guidebook to use the new mountaineering grading system for New Zealand 
  • Generously illustrated with hundreds of beautiful photos and topos NZ Mountain Film and Book Festival 2019 joint runner-up.
  • 210mm x 148mm, paperback
  • Color and black/white images
  • 449 pages
  • Published: 2018 4th edition
  • ISBN: 978-0-9941210-4-2

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Aaron O.
Great experience

This book is sensational and a little daunting. Excited to start small and explore with in increasing challenge level. Super fast processing and shipping. Packing was delightful and an unexpected bonus.

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