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The Darran Mountains


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Hidden away in northern Fiordland, the complex range of granite peaks that make up the Darran Mountains provide unlimited opportunities for the adventurous climber.

Whether you aspire to sport climbing, alpine rock climbing, big mountain routes or technical ice climbing the range and quality of established and potential routes is exhaustive.

This guide, the first new edition in 16 years, maps out the paths of climbers as they have tackled the ridges and faces in this isolated area. Serving both as a guide to climbers visiting the region for the first time and those looking to venture a little further off the beaten track.

The book contains over 500 climbing routes, many of them recent, and is illustrated with over 200 photographs by some of New Zealand’s top outdoor photographers. Most climbs are illustrated with line-topos or photo-topos. You’ll also find extensive history and geology sections.

Whatever your reason for visiting this remote climbers’ paradise, this book provides the essential information and inspiration.

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210mm x 148mm, paperback
black/white images

312 pages

Published: 2nd edition 2006

ISBN: 978-0-9582421-9-6


Author: Craig Jefferies

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