3 Dec 2017

Taking The High Ground

From Standing Room Only, 2:25 pm on 3 December 2017

The actors in a new play about two pioneering women mountaineers will be performing up high on scaffolding.

Taking the High Ground tells the stories of the first woman to scale Aoraki/Mount Cook in 1910 - Australian Freda du Faur, and of Kiwi Lydia Bradey who was the first woman to scale Mount Everest solo and without oxygen. That was in 1988.

In the play, writer Jan Bolwell imagines the two women are able to talk to each other, about their climbing feats and the challenges they each faced, personally and professionally.