Matagouri and Other Pricks

Author(s): Mary Hobbs

Tramping & Mountaineering

Matagouri And Other Pricks 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.

Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780473174668
  • : Spirit Publishing Pty Ltd
  • : Spirit Publishing Pty Ltd
  • : October 2010
  • : New Zealand
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Mary Hobbs
  • : Paperback
  • : 993.0092
  • : Colour