BOOK 1: Words & Wine

Enjoy a complimentary glass of Maude wine while listening to adventurous tales from this year’s book competition and a brand-new release.

Wend your way along Te Araroa as young adventurer and outdoor guide Holly Kipling tackles her first solo thru-hike in Routes, Glutes, and Two Pairs of Boots. Escape with Victoria Bruce and her seven-year-old daughter in a different take on the “Long Path” in Adventures with Emilie, a transformative journey that delves into the healing power of nature and the bond between mother and child. Embrace the highs and endure the lows of a life spent chasing powder days with the launch of Sam Masters’ Ski Bum, and travel back in time to the early days of deer culling in New Zealand as Louise Maich pieces together the untold story of her trailblazing uncle Frank Erceg in Finding Frank. Finally, grapple with the social and environmental cost of mountaineering culture in world-renowned alpinist Graham Zimmerman’s A Fine Line: Searching for Balance Among Mountains (read by festival judge Al Uren).

Sponsored by: Maude Wine

Sunday 23 June. 5.00pm to 6.00pm.
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Armstrong Room, Lake Wanaka Centre.