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ALPINE CLIMBING.

The Otago Daily Times says :—" The New Zealand A.ps are now beginning to attract cambers from the Continent of Europe as well as Great Britain. A well-known Italian climber, Signor Gnieeppe VelioBo rsalino, and the fanions Swiss guide Zurbriggen arrived on Wednesday morning by the Wakatipu, and after a stay of a few days in Christchurch, for tbe purpose of securing porters and provisions, they will proceed to Monnt Cook for a month-climbing. Zurbriggen. it will be remembered, was here last season with Mr E. A. Fitzgerald and party, who did some difficult climbing in the Mount Cookd'atrict. He his a world-wide reputation v a guide, aad on hia return from New

Zealand to London last year be wai lionised hy the men.bers of the English Alpine Club. Zurbriggen with charmed with our alpine scenery and the climbing to be obtained here, and said he wa_ coming out again as soon as he could. Oa his return from Now Zealand last year he had a splendid season in the European Alps, and did a great deal of climbing. He is as present engaged for six seasons ahead by Mr Fitzgerald, and leaves with that gentleman for a season's climbing in the Salkirks, in British Columbia, in July next. Tbe work done by the New Zealand Alpine Club and the visits of such climbers as Mr Fitzgerald and Signor Boraaliao are likely to be the means of attracting many other wealthy climbers from Great Britain and the Continent. Indeed, Zurbriggen says that but for the uncertainty ; about the accommodation and porters, <_c, at the Hermitage, instead of bringing out one visitor a year he would bring out twenty. Signor Borsalino will probably j ieave for the Hermitage on Mond_y. The ' p.irty will include Mr aud Miss Kinsoy, of ! ChrUtehurch, and Mr J. Clark, of Mount Cook fame, and later on these will be joined Iby Mr Kenneth R033 (who is at present on a" West Coast Sounds expedilion with Mr Thos. Mackenzie. MH.R.) and Mrs Malj ce-lm Ross, of Dunedin. Mr Kinsey, who is one of the m_sD capable amateur photo- ! graphers in the colony, will devote himself 1 mainly to securing views of the alpine I scenery of the Tastnan and other large | glaciers, and will make ascents to the | different bivouacs with i view to getting an entirely new series of views. Zurbriggen will also take v small camera on his more ! difficult ascents, so that in this way a unique aud valuable series of alpine photographs will be obtained."

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ALPINE CLIMBING., Press, Volume LIII, Issue 9841, 15 February 1896

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ALPINE CLIMBING. Press, Volume LIII, Issue 9841, 15 February 1896

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