BOOK 3: Speakers Guy Cotter and Craig Potton

Everest Mountain Guide with Guy Cotter

Longtime friend of the festival and Wānaka local, Guy Cotter has amassed countless stories from his decades of guiding on the world’s highest peaks, most notably Mt Everest itself. In his new memoir, he takes us behind the scenes of what really happens on the mountain. From the early days of elite expeditions to the wider access the summit has today, he sheds light on the huge challenges faced by both guides and climbers, and the life-and-death dramas that inevitably unfold.

BREAK: The café will be open for a drink or a snack. Book sales and signings.

Look Out with Craig Potton

New Zealand’s best-known landscape photographer launches his latest publication, Look Out, a collaboration with painter Euan McCleod. Having ventured often into the high mountains of the Aoraki/Mt. Cook region of the Southern Alps to photograph and paint together, Look Out is the two friends’ tribute to this faraway, awe-inspiring arena, as well as a reflection on the place of art in understanding the natural world.


Tuesday June 25. 5.00pm to 6.30pm.
Book 3
Armstrong Room, Lake Wanaka Centre.