I’ve not yet read Laurence Fearnley’s Going Up Is Easy , but it’s on my reading list. It’s the biographical account of Lydia Bradey as the first woman to ascend Everest without oxygen, and the only New Zealander to do so.
Last Monday, Radio NZ began playing a 10 part audio adaptation of her story. It’s narrated by Lydia Bradey herself, and began playing on Monday as a daily part of Kathryn Ryan’s Nine to Noon programme. The episodes will show up here as they become available over the next two weeks .
Also of interest will be Kathryn Ryan’s interview with Lydia Bradey , from June 2015.