Bold Beyond Belief: Bill Denz: New Zealand's Mountain Warrior

Author(s): Paul Maxim

Biographies & Memoirs

Twenty eight years after the original hard man of New Zealand climbing was killed in the Himalayas at the age of just 32, the story of this legendary mountaineer has been recorded in a book titled: Bold Beyond Belief: Bill Denz New Zealand's Mountain Warrior. Paul Maxim has spent the last three years painstakingly researching and writing this biography. Complete with the full co-operation of Bill's family, the biography traces Denz's life from his formative years through to that final expedition to Makalu, the world's fifth highest mountain. The book covers, in Denz's own words and from recollections from friends and associates and climbers throughout the world, his ground breaking years in the Southern Alps, the rock walls of the Darrans and Yosemite and his epic mountain adventures in Alaska, Patagonia, Nepal and Tibet. Includes a foreword from renowned international mountaineer Greg Child, Bold Beyond Belief is the story about a kiwi climber whose attitude, passion, drive and vision is unique in the 150 year history of New Zealand mountaineering.

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Paul Maxim has spent the last three years painstakingly researching and writing this biography. Complete with the full co-operation of Bills' family, the biography traces Denz's life from his formative years through to that final expedition to Makalu. The book covers, in Denz's own words, plus from recollections of friends, associates and climbers throughout the world, his ground-breaking years in the Southern Alps, the rock walls of the Darrans and Yosemite and his epic mountain adventures in Alaska, Patagonia, Nepal and Tibet.

General Fields

  • : 9780473195595
  • : Maxim Books
  • : Maxim Books
  • : December 2011
  • : 230mm X 164mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : March 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paul Maxim
  • : Paperback
  • : 796.522092
  • : 328
  • : photographs, some colour