The Conquest of Mount Cook and Other Climbs

An account of four seasons' mountaineering on the Southern Alps of New Zealand

Written by Freda Du Faur and read by Jessica Robinson

December 3 2010 marked the 100th anniversary of the first ascent of Aoraki Mt Cook by a woman, Australian climber, Freda Du Faur.

This is a five-part abridged reading of Freda’s own account of her climbing in the Southern Alps, focusing on her conquest of Mount Cook.

Adapted by Carol Dee, engineered by Phil Benge and produced by Prue Langbein for Radio New Zealand.

Gallery: illustrations from the 1915 publication of The Conquest of Mount Cook and other climbs