Dingle, Graeme

Dingle, Graeme

In Brief

Graeme Dingle is an adventurer, artist and humanitarian whose passion for mountaineering and adventure sport has informed his numerous essays, books, and documentary films. His adventuring firsts have taken place in Europe, New Zealand and the Himalayas. Dingle has received numerous awards including the MBE for service to outdoor pursuits, the US National Science Foundation’s Antarctic Service Award, as well as being an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit. His autobiography, Dingle: Discovering the Sense in Adventure, was published in 2005.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dingle, Graeme (1945) is a writer, adventurer, mountaineer, artist and humanitarian.

Graeme Dingle was born in Gisborne. He has completed daring mountaineering, rock climbing and adventuring firsts throughout the world. He has chronicled his fascination with the wild, his adventures and those of his adventuring companions in articles, essays, and some two dozen adventure films.

To date, Dingle has published ten books including: Two Against the Alps (1972), Wall of Shadows (1976), The Seven Year Adventure (1981), The Outdoor World of Graeme Dingle (1983), First Across The Roof of The World (1982), New Zealand Adventures (1985) Chomolungma (1985), Outdoor Pursuits in New Zealand (1990), Dangerous Journeys (1995), and Arktikos (1996).

Professionally, he has worked as both a company and a marketing director. He has founded and served as chief executive of four successful charities including the Sir Edmund Hillary Outdoor Pursuits Centre and the Project K Trust. He is also the founding chairman of the New Zealand Outdoor Assembly.

Dingle has received numerous awards including: the Governor General's Award for Mountain Rescue, the MBE for Service to Outdoor Pursuits, the Award of New Zealand for Services to Recreation and Sport, the U.S. National Science Foundation’s Antarctic Service Award, as well as being an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit.

Dingle: Discovering the Sense in Adventure
was published in 2005 by Craig Potton Publishing. The work received the Montana Award for Biography at the 2006 Montana New Zealand Book Awards.


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