The ice-pick presented to the secretary of the expedition, Professor Ken Baldwin, by members of the team. Photo by Lannon Harley.

The ice-pick presented to the secretary of the expedition, Professor Ken Baldwin, by members of the team. Photo by Lannon Harley.

Climbing to glory

From the archives

A courageous feat four decades ago put ANU on the front page, as Ross Peake reports.

Tim Macartney-Snape, Lincoln Hall and Ken Baldwin were young students at ANU when they came up with a grand plan: to mount the first major Himalayan climb by Australians.