FMC Books

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FMC’s Patron Arnold Heine has offered a discount book service to FMC members for many years. Once a feature in past issues of the FMC Bulletin, the book listings are now online. Only while stocks last! Most titles are selling for well below Recommended Retail Price. Many are hard to get and some are or are likely to become classics.


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Arnold will advise by return email if book is still available, as well as postage price. He will then send you the book.


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TitleAuthorFMC priceRRP 
A Bunk for the NightShaun Barnett, Rob Brown and Geoff Spearpoint$30.00$49.99A guide to over 200 of the best huts to visit. 
A Fabled Land: The Story of Canterbury's Famous Mesopotamia StationBruce Ansley and Peter Bush$30.00
A Winter's Paddle: A Kayak Journey Around The South Island Of New ZealandTara Mulvaney$23.00$34.99
Beyond Belief: Bill Denz, New Zealand’s Mountain Warrior
Paul Maxim$33.00$50.00Biography of the outstanding Kiwi climber of his geneartion
Classic Tramping in NZShaun Barnett, Rob Brown $30.00$39.99A beautifully photographed, award-winning tribute to 14 of New Zealand’s finest tramping trips.
Classic Walks of NZCraig Potton$30.00$39.99Best-selling tribute to New Zealand's nine finest walking tracks
Everest - The First Ascent: The untold story of Griffith Pugh, the man who made it possibleHarriet Tuckey$24.00$36.99Biography of the expedition physiologist
Field Guide to New Zealand's Native TreesJohn Dawson & Rob Lucas$30.00$49.99
Fire in the Hills: A History of Rural FirefightingHelen Beaglehole$30.00$50.00
Ghosts of GondwanaGeorge Gibbs$30.00$59.99New Zealand’s natural origins explained in an award-winning book
Going up is easyLydia Bradey$30.00$38.00The story of how one woman took on the mountaineering world and won.
Great Walks of NZCraig Potton with Shaun Barnett$30.00$49.99
High Country StationsMary Hobbs$36.00$60.00Long-time resident of the Mackenzie Country, Mary Hobbs, tells the story of 11 stations.
Himalayan Hospitals: Sir Edmund Hillary's Everest LegacyMike Gill$30.00$49.99Using letters written by volunteers doctors and many subsequent interviews, Michael Gill, a doctor himself who worked with Sir Edmund from the beginning on these projects, has pieced together this fascinating history of a unique aid project.
Kaikoura walks & climbsBarry Dunnett$20.00
Lost GoldPaul Bensemann$24.00$39.99Lost Gold follows the many twists and turns of this 105-year-old story of a lost gold reef in Kahurangi National Park, and tries to explain why the reef has never been rediscovered.
Moa: The Life and Death of New Zealand's Legendary BirdQuinn Berentson$30.00$49.99
Molesworth: Stories From New Zealand's Largest High-Country StationHarry Broad with photographs by Rob Suisted$42.00$69.99Richly illustrated with the sweeping and evocative photography of Rob Suisted, this book on Molesworth Station is a must for all those interested in the iconic South Island high country.
Nelson & Marlborough foothills and coastal regions : a walking and tramping guidePat Barrett$20.00
Only Two for EverestLyn McKinnon$30.00$49.95The story of the 1951 New Zealand expedition to Mukut Parbat, how it unfolded to create the opportunity for Ed Hillary to climb Everest, and the lives of the summit team of Riddiford and Cotter.
Pushing his luck : Report of the expedition and death of Henry WhitcombeJakob Lauper, translation and commentary by Hilary Low$24.00$45.00An accurate translation of Lauper's dramatic eye witness account of the traverse of the main divide over the pass that now bears Whitcombe's name and the drowning of the explorer as he attempted to cross the flooded Taramakau River.
Shelter From The Storm: The Story Of New Zealand's Backcountry HutsShaun Barnett, Rob Brown and Geoff Spearpoint$48.00$79.99Every tramper needs this book. Winner 2013 Booksellers' Choice Award
Stag Spooner: Wild Man from the Bush - The Story of a New Zealand Hunter - ArtistChris Maclean$30.00$49.99Chris Maclean brings to light Stag’s singular body of artwork, while also telling the story of his adventurous life, which started in the Wairarapa where he developed his love of hunting.
Standing my Ground: A voice for nature conservationAlan Mark$27.00$45.00Autobiography of one of New Zealand's most influential conservationists.
Summits & ShadowsG Langton$24.00$40.00Biography of Jack Clarke, who was in the first ascent parties for both Aoraki/Mt Cook & Mt Aspiring/Tititea
Te AraroaMark Watson$32.00$49.99Stunning visual record of New Zealand's long trail
Te Araroa: A Walking Guide to New Zealand's Long TrailGeoff Chapple$32.00$50.00By the man who made Te Araroa a reality
The Heaphy TrackChris Pettyt$24.00$40.00A comprehensive history and guide to the track
Terrain: Travels through a deep landscapeGeoff Chapple$30.00$40.00Chapple is a literary alchemist. He’s taken the study of New Zealand’s geological history – potentially impenetrably dense and dull – and turned mudstone into a gem of a book. It’s fascinating science wrapped up as lyrical travel writing and a must-read for anyone who wanders about – or wonder about – our landscapes. (Otago Daily Times)