In "Mountains ... only Mountains" Barry Smith comments on and describes his approach to the culture of mountain climbing. This book describes some of the ups and down of his climbing, his reflections on climbing, and celebrates his life-long love of the mountains and valleys of New Zealand. He has included some of his poems and photographs from his times in the hills from the 1950s.
Retired scientist with interests in printmaking, poetry, environmental issues, outdoors - been mountaineering in New Zealand and overseas for years. Published in poetry journals and elsewhere.