Boswell, Philip Frederick

Philip Frederick Boswell

Alpine Guide
born 14 March 1927
he was divorced from his wife Lorraine Frances Boswell in 1963 
died 10 Dec 2008 aged 81 years, reg.2008/30901
buried Picton Cemetery, plot number 38, plot key 18724 

by Phil Boswell - Copland Pass in January 1966.

This print was taken during a crossing to Westland from the Hooker Valley. We stopped to put on parkas and crampons before the final slope and this was the first of the morning sunlight. The day was rather overcast with very high cloud. The light was reflected from the snow onto the left side of Alf''s face and this shot was sneaked while Alf was busy with the oranges.

This is one of the first large prints attempted and had to fix this in the baby bath. Had the developer up to temp but by the time the test strips were completed the temp was down to 53° and the development was extended to 3 minutes. Wash water temp down to 36° and print was washed for a full 24 hours in fast flow then given a final rinse in warm water.

Reverse inscription in pencil
"Acyphylla (sic) Boswelli
supposed extinct - found by Boz"
stamped P.S.N.Z National Monochrome Portfolio
Order 11 Circuit 2
Aciphylla Boswelli is not listed in Collins Guide to the Alpine Plants of New Zealand by John Salmon or in Threatened Plants of New Zealand by Catherine M. Wilson and David R. Given.

Hochstetter Ice-fall
the three highest peaks from the left are Silberhorn, Tasman and Hasst Ridge.

Mt Cook from Hermitage Gardens

Mt Cook (12348') from Sealy Range

Ball Glacier

Chipps and Trev

Tasman Valley Xmas 1947-48

Haidinger (10059')

Tasman Glacier
showing Rudolf Glacier, The Mingrets (10958') and Lendenfeld Saddle.

Malte Brun Range

A composite of the three photographs above
(click to enlarge)

Ball Glacier

Ice Cave - Tasman Glacier

Leibig Range from Ball Hut

Hochstetter Ice Fall

Ball Hut

Hochstetter Icefall

The Footstool

Mt Cook (12,348')

Mt Cook from Hooker Hut

Hooker Valley

Mt Cook from Heritage

Mueller Glacier

Sefton and Footstool

Hooker Hut


Chippy on Tasman Glacier

Mt Cook from Copland Ridge

Banks Range - West Coast

Moorhouse Range

West Coast from Pass

Lake Pukaki from Copland Ridge

Moorhouse Range from Douglass Rock Hut

Marlborough District Council - Cemetery Records Search
Births, Deaths and Marriages Online 
divorce - Archives New Zealand, Christchurch Office item number R8376038

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