14 Sep 2016

Going Up is Easy - Part 3

From The Reading, 10:45 am on 14 September 2016
Lydia Bradey in an early photograph and on Main Divide (second photo by Michael Chapman Smith)

Lydia Bradey in an early photograph and on Main Divide (second photo by Michael Chapman Smith) Photo: Supplied

In 1988, Lydia Bradey became the first woman to climb Mount Everest without supplementary oxygen. She made the ascent alone and to date is the only New Zealander to have made an oxygen-free ascent. Going Up is Easy details the events surrounding Bradey's historic feat.

Co-written with acclaimed novelist Laurence Fearnley - a long-time friend of Lydia's.

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