Rob Frost

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Wanaka Mountain Book 1: Words & Wine Sunday June 30

Wanaka Mountain Book 2: From the surf breaks of the West Coast to the summit of Aoraki Monday July 1



Rob Frost is the author of the NZ Alpine Club’s mountaineering guidebook to the Aoraki/Mt Cook and Westland Tai Poutini region. He worked for several years as a geotechnical engineer, but has recently embarked on a guiding career and is currently based in Fox Glacier.

He and his partner Claire share an appreciation of the paths less travelled, both in the New Zealand mountains and while travelling overseas. He says writing the Aoraki Tai Poutini guidebook was “a privilege; it was a way to encourage people to previously unknown spots, and an excuse to indulge my fascination with history, literature, and people.”

During his five years preparing the guidebook, Rob collected historical anecdotes, undertook trips to forgotten corners of the Southern Alps, and gained insights into several of New Zealand’s past and present climbing personalities.

Rob is looking forward to sharing many of these stories, but most importantly, he will also share his own perspectives on the current state of mountaineering in New Zealand. He will suggest how collective critical thinking can influence how we engage with our natural landscapes, allowing for more positive experiences in our rapidly changing mountains.