Mary Hobbs published the award-winning New Zealand Outside magazine for 10 years. She is also the author of Kiwi Tucker for the Soul, Letters to New York and America – from New Zealand with Love, The Spirit of Mountaineering, Volume 1, Matagouri and other Pricks – The Journey to Aoraki/Mount Cook, Christchurch Dreaming and High Country Stations of the Mackenzie, a best-selling history of high-country stations surrounding
Mary lives with her husband, mountain and ski guide Charlie Hobbs at Aoraki/Mount Cook, near Lake Pukaki. They own a mountain and ski guiding company and The Old Mountaineers’, a historical mountaineering-themed restaurant and photographic gallery at Aoraki/Mount Cook Village. They have two daughters.