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The Cordillera Carabaya Expedition 1967

We have received a letter from David Hodgdon formerly a member of the Rocketdyne Mountaineering Club located in California. The RMC and Sierra Clubs hosted NZAC members on their way through the USA en route to Peru for the Cordillera Carabaya Expedition 1967.

He has come across a box of colour slides of New Zealand that were left behind by one of the team members and has returned them to New Zealand for entry into the Club’s Hocken Archive Collection. We hope to use some of them for a future article in The Climber magazine at some point.

Updates received Sept 2017 from Jane Dudley, daughter of Expedition member Bryan Dudley, Bob McKerrow and Graham Langton. They were able to confirm the remaining missing names as follows.

Colour image left to right is eight of the nine Expedition members. Missing is John Dowd who joined the Expedition later on: Alex Parton; Bill Goodfellow; Rod McKenzie; Dave Cooper; Dave Massam; Bryan Dudley; Graeme Jackson and Allwen Chin.

Cordillera Carabaya Exp Peru 1967 Image: David Hodgdon

The Expedition Report was featured in the 1968 NZ Alpine Journal (pages 291-304) with team members: W Goodfellow, B C Dudley; D G Massam; RG McKenzie; DE Cooper (Leader); Dr G G Jackson; A O Parton; J Dowd and A N H Chinn (Deputy Leader). You can read the article here: Cordillera Carabaya Exp 1967 NZAJ 1968

The black and white image features Gordon Palmer (RMC), Alex Parton; Dave Massam; Bryan Dudley; David Hodgdon (RMC) on the far right.


Posted: 12/09/17

Posted By: Margaret McMahon