The Journey To Aoraki-Mount Cook by Mary Hobbs Signed

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The Journey To Aoraki-Mount Cook by Mary Hobbs Signed

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The Journey To Aoraki-Mount Cook by Mary Hobbs

Signed by Mary or Charlie for ex-owner

The Journey to Aoraki-Mount Cook is a rollicking read that will take you from Tibet to Antarctica; to Nepal with Sir Edmund Hillary; and to New York, Washington and the White House in the aftermath of 9/11. It includes the thrills and spills of a nursing profession; the excitment of launching a new career as a writer and publisher; the challenges of running a guiding business; and also the story of ‘The Old Mountaineers’ Cafe, Bar, Restaurant and Gallery’ in Aoraki-Mount Cook National Park – the only business ever opened by Sir Edmund Hillary in the village. It recounts a rip-roaring battle with the Department of Conservation, yet it is also a love story, and an overview of the principles held by a New Zealand family, chief among them the refusal to give up, and how this and other factors helped to make the dream of ‘The Old Mountaineers’ finally come true.

Paperback, 2010 , 350pages, as new