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Introduction This article is an exploration of adventure understandings in New Zealand and how these contested understandings impact on the sustainability of adventure in outdoor education. The focus is on outdoor pursuits oriented adventure over the second half of the 20th century. The prominence of outdoor pursuits adventure in the image of New Zealand can be linked to May the 29th 1953 when New Zealander (Sir) Edmund Hillary and Nepali Tenzing Norgay successfully became the first people to climb Mount Everest. In doing so Sir Edmund provided for the world and for New Zealanders' cultural identity a benchmarked and typical representation of the adventurous New Zealander.