Story: Mountaineering

Mavis Davidson and Rod Hewitt (2nd of 2)

Mavis Davidson and Rod Hewitt

Mavis Davidson was one of a number of significant women climbers in the 1950s. She is standing below Ball Hut with Rod Hewitt. The pair climbed extensively in the Southern Alps to gain material for a guidebook to the Aoraki/Mt Cook alpine region and a general book on New Zealand mountains.

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John Wilson, 'Mountaineering - New equipment and new people', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 May 2021)

Story by John Wilson, published 24 Sep 2007, updated 1 Feb 2017