Ladder almost 150 years old!

Ladder almost 150 years old!

In 1868,John Acland,Mt Peel Station,made several explorations of the Frances Glacier area & left a 4m totara ladder under an overhanging rock to aid crevasse travel.It was sighted by hunters in the 50s & in 1975 by Peter Bain & Colin Burrowes. In March,members of the Dogtuckers(a loose group of aging outdoorsmen who imbibe Scotlands` finest while reminiscing past exploits),including John Acland(great Grandson),Peter Bain,Norm Hardie,Geoff Spearpoint,Brian Stickle,Bill Hood & a dozen others,walked or flew into the ladder site to lay a commemoration plaque.The ladder was removed in 1992 by the Acland family & now resides in the Canterbury Museum.John Acland & Peter Bain (r) in photo.



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Added 9 April 2015 by lewshaw. 3 revisions, most recently 9 April 2015 by lewshawlewshaw.

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