Author(s): Chris Maclean
Author, Climber, Historian, Photographer. In his heyday, John Pascoe (1908-1972) was known as 'Man of the Mountains', an accolade he earned for climbing many virgin peaks in the Southern Alps, and as the author of numerous books on early exploration and mountaineering. But these achievements have tended to obscure his other remarkable contributions to New Zealand life - as a photographer, historian, archivist and administrator. In this lively and revealing biography, Chris Maclean looks beyond the alpine exploits which made him a legend in his lifetime, to draw a memorable portrait of a generous, vital and enthusiastic man. Illustrated with more than 300 photographs, many of them taken by John Pascoe, this book will appeal to those who share his passion for the outdoors, and to anyone interested in New Zealand's historical and culturual development in the 20th Century. Above all, this is an inspiring account of a life lived well, and to the full. First published October 2003.