SESSION 5 – Mountain Book Events

Geoff Spearpoint – ‘The Great Unknown’ & Tara Mulvany – ‘A Winter’s Paddle’

Geoff has been exploring the Southern Alps for more than 50 years, visiting some of the most remote corners of the island, crossing the divide dozens of times. He’s a passionate advocate for backcountry huts, and is currently vice-Chair of the Backcountry Trust, which enables volunteer maintenance for neglected sections of our unique hut network. “The Great Unknown” is the inaugural winner of the NZ Mountain Book of the Year award. Geoff will share images and experiences from the book, giving us a tantalising peak into half a century exploring the mountains of Aotearoa.

Tara was part of a small team who completed the first ever kayak circumnavigation of Svalbard Archipelago in the high Arctic.  During this 71 day adventure, they paddled with walrus and whales, negotiated through pack ice, huge open water crossings in thick fog and had many encounters with polar bears. Tara has also published a book: A Winter’s Paddle: A Kayak Journey Around the South Island of New Zealand.

> Venue 1: Sunday 28 June. 10.30am to 12.00pm. Armstrong Room, Lake Wanaka Centre. Cost: $18. – FULL

> Missed out on tickets? See Geoff and Tara’s talk live on Facebook for free here. NOTE: you do not need a Facebook account to watch!

Sunday 28 June. 10.30am to 12.00pm.
Armstrong Room (Lake Wanaka Centre).