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Alpine Club super volunteer takes Outstanding Award

Wednesday, 25 July 2018, 2:40 pm | NZ Alpine Club

The New Zealand Alpine Club (NZAC) and its large pool of dedicated volunteers have a firm grip on the Outstanding Volunteer Award at the annual NZRA Outdoors Awards, having won it for the past three years. On Monday night the 2018 award was made to ... More >>

Backcountry Ski-Touring in New Zealand Book Released

Monday, 2 July 2018, 12:12 pm | NZ Alpine Club

Release of New Zealand Alpine Club title Backcountry Ski-Touring in New Zealand highlights the growth of the sport. More >>

Return of the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

Monday, 14 May 2018, 10:48 am | NZ Alpine Club

New Zealand Alpine Club announces the return of the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour for its 16th year in May and June 2018. More >>

New Zealand mountaineering great passes away

Thursday, 2 November 2017, 9:35 am | NZ Alpine Club

New Zealand Alpine Club (NZAC) President, John Palmer, has today expressed his condolences to the families and friends of New Zealand mountaineering great, Norman Hardie, who passed away on Tuesday night at the age of 92. More >>

NZ Alpine Club Volunteers Scoop Three Outdoor Awards

Wednesday, 6 September 2017, 12:27 pm | NZ Alpine Club

New Zealand Alpine Club volunteers scoop three awards at New Zealand Recreation Association Outdoor Awards in Wellington. More >>

NZAC supports independent review into climbing fatalities

Tuesday, 2 May 2017, 9:48 am | NZ Alpine Club

New Zealand Alpine Club announces support for independent review of Alpine Team fatalities. New Zealand Alpine Club President, Dr Penny Brothers, has today expressed her condolences to the families of Conor Smith and Sarawan Chand while encouraging the New Zealand ... More >>

New Zealand Alpine Club announces appointment of new GM

Friday, 29 April 2016, 3:11 pm | NZ Alpine Club

Keith Gilby has been appointed to the role of General Manager of the New Zealand Alpine Club (NZAC), replacing outgoing General Manager Sam Newton. More >>

NZAC announces funding for six climbing expeditions

Wednesday, 9 March 2016, 12:07 pm | NZ Alpine Club

NZAC announces funding for six international climbing expeditions NZAC General Manager Sam Newton has announced today that six grants have been made from the NZAC Expedition Fund, in support of Kiwi climbers embarking on a variety of international climbing ... More >>

New Zealand Alpine Club offers condolences

Tuesday, 2 February 2016, 2:40 pm | NZ Alpine Club

New Zealand Alpine Club General Manager, Sam Newton has acknowledged the sad passing of Gergo Verhas, on Mount Rolleston, yesterday. “In a team of three climbers, Gergo had ascended the Central Direct Route on the Otira Face of Mount Rolleston on Sunday. ... More >>

New Zealand Alpine Club (NZAC) elects three new Life Members

Tuesday, 24 November 2015, 12:27 pm | NZ Alpine Club

Tuesday, 24 November, New Zealand Alpine Club (NZAC) elects three new Life Members New Zealand Alpine Club General Manager, Sam Newton, has announced the election of three Life Members of the New Zealand Alpine Club. Don French (Wellington), Ron McLeod ... More >>

NZAC announces the Sustainable Summits Conference

Friday, 16 October 2015, 11:51 am | NZ Alpine Club

New Zealand Alpine Club President, John Cocks, today announced the dates of the Sustainable Summits Conference, to be held in New Zealand next year. “We are very pleased to announce that, in association with the New Zealand Department of Conservation, ... More >>

NZAC condemns the practice of one-armed pull ups

Thursday, 2 July 2015, 1:33 pm | NZ Alpine Club

The New Zealand Alpine Club (NZAC) has condemned the practice of one-armed pull ups and the plainly absurd idea of climbing on power lines. “Doing one-armed pull ups is extremely painful and is likely to cause injury. Climbing on power lines is ... More >>

Celebration of Mountaineering Milestone by unsung Kiwi Hero

Monday, 4 May 2015, 11:47 am | NZ Alpine Club

New Zealand Alpine Club (NZAC) is hosting an event in Christchurch on Wednesday, to mark the 60th Anniversary of the first ascent of the world’s 3rd highest peak, Mt Kangchenjunga (8,586m). More >>

Remarkables road closure angers outdoor enthusiasts

Wednesday, 4 February 2015, 2:54 pm | NZ Alpine Club

Outdoor enthusiasts are seeking answers from Queenstown company NZSki Limited about a decision to close the road resulting in severely limited access to the popular Rastus Burn Conservation Area. More >>

One of the most important achievements in NZ mountaineering

Monday, 21 July 2014, 1:14 pm | NZ Alpine Club

Guy McKinnon has completed the long-awaited second winter ascent of the east face of Popes Nose, near Mount Aspiring, in impeccable style. Without the aid of helicopter transport to reach the base of the climb, Guy commenced at 9:20am on Friday the 18th ... More >>

Kiwi alpinist is finalist for prestigious award

Wednesday, 26 March 2014, 11:30 am | NZ Alpine Club

New Zealand Alpine Club President John Cocks has today congratulated New Zealand Alpine Club (NZAC) member Graham Zimmerman for being selected as one of five finalists for the prestigious Piolets d’Or. More >>

NZ mountaineer makes preliminary list for prestigious award

Monday, 10 February 2014, 1:01 pm | NZ Alpine Club

New Zealand Alpine Club General Manager, Sam Newton has today congratulated New Zealand climber Guy McKinnon on making the preliminary list for the prestigious Piolets d’Or. More >>

New Zealand Alpine Club announces world-first sporting event

Monday, 3 February 2014, 3:05 pm | NZ Alpine Club

New Zealand Alpine Club Programme Manager, Sefton Priestley has today announced the establishment of the entirely new sport in New Zealand…..and the world. Bouldergaine is a hybrid of Rogaining and Bouldering. It combines rock climbing on boulders to ... More >>

independent review of fatalities on Mt. Taranaki.

Monday, 4 November 2013, 11:52 am | NZ Alpine Club

New Zealand Alpine Club President, John Cocks has today announced the establishment of an independent review of the Club trip to Mt Taranaki, on which Hiroki Ogawa and Nicole Sutton tragically passed away. More >>

Fatalities on Mount Taranaki

Monday, 28 October 2013, 6:46 pm | NZ Alpine Club

New Zealand Alpine Club General Manager, Sam Newton has acknowledged the tragic passing of two Auckland Section members, Hiroki Ogawa (31) and Nicole Sutton (29), on Mt. Taranaki. The pair died high on Mount Taranaki after a 36 hour battle against extremely ... More >>

 

 

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