This book comprises the most significant collection of modern NZ mountaineering photography ever published, and provides a rare and unique view of our Southern Alps from the perspective of a dedicated mountaineer on and amongst our highest mountains.
But it’s not just pretty pictures, it’s the story of Gavin’s quest to climb all 24 of New Zealand’s highest mountains, those peaks in the Southern Alps/Kā Tiritiri o te Moana that rise above 3000 metres. The images, and Gavin’s fascinating narrative combine to take the reader on a journey through mountains that few New Zealanders ever see.
A mountain takes us to the edge physically, it can break our hearts emotionally, it can render our dreams unfulfilled, and it can lift our spirits beyond what we imagined. That is why we go.
~ Peter Hillary’s words in the foreword to Seeking The Light