Seeking the Light: Climbing all 24 of New Zealand's Highest Mountains
Seeking the Lightis the story of climbing New Zealand’s 24 highest mountains, those peaks in the Southern Alps/Kā Tiritiri o te Moana that rise above 3000 metres. Written by Wānaka-based mountain guide and adventure photographer Gavin Lang, the account of each climb is illustrated with his breathtaking, world-class imagery. Inspiring and exhilarating, each individual story captures the tension and drama of mountaineering in Aotearoa, but then is vividly brought to life with Gavin’s outstanding photography.Seeking the Lightis a beautiful and original contribution to our mountain literature, a must-read for anyone with a love for wild high places.
About the Author
Gavin Lang is a mountain guide who has been guiding in the Southern Alps/Kā Tiritiri o te Moana since 2004. He has a particular interest in using mountaineering as a vehicle for self-discovery, helping people develop new skills, perspectives and insights.
He has also developed a parallel career as an adventure photographer and videographer, gaining a reputation as one of the finest mountain photographers currently working in New Zealand. His work has been featured inNew Zealand Geographic, New Zealand AlpineJournal,TheClimber,Wilderness Magazine,Australian Geographicand1964magazine. This is his first book.
Before his career as a mountain guide, Gavin worked as a travel agent and a professional drummer. He is originally from Ireland, and now lives in Wānaka with his wife and daughter.