Ron Hay

Wanaka Session
Wanaka Book Session
Book 1
Queenstown Session

Ron Hay will be launching his brand new book, Spirit of the Mountains, during our book festival.  A magnificent coffee table quality book, it shows a lifetime of exploration of the southern alps, with rich illustrations and compelling narratives.  Copies of the new book will be available at the launch for signing.


“From difficult climbs like Mt Tasman to family trips, the author explores the nature of our connection to wild places, including the strong spiritual relationship many people have with the mountains. He also puts this relationship into an international context, with reflections and quotes throughout, in a mature and fascinating narrative. I loved this book, and many others will too. Highly recommended.”

– Geoff Spearpoint, alpine author and legend. Winner of the 2020 NZ Mountain Book of the Year Award. Renowned for his multi-day expeditions into the remotest parts of the southern alps.