Sunday, October 28, 2007

Teichelmann book at Mount Cook village

Caption: Charlie Hobbs, Bob McKerrow with Teichelmann book & Roy Smith

Shortly after my book on Teichelmann was published in India, I flew to New Zealand for an official book launch in Christchurch at the New Zealand Alpine Club monthly meeting in early December 2004.

A few days later I went to Mount Cook Aoraki village and met up with old friends who are mountain guides, Charlie Hobbs and Roy Smith. Roy I took on his first climb in 1973 (Ruapehu) and Charlie I have known for years. This was the first copy of the Teichelmann book to reach the Mount Cook village, 98 years after Teichelmann had climbed Mt. Cook. It was such a pleasure to show the first copy of Teichelmann to Charlie and Roy.

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