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Global Climbing Day celebrated in climbing gyms countrywide

Thursday, 22 August 2019, 10:43 am | NZ Alpine Club

Saturday 24th August sees the return of the Global Climbing Day celebration to climbing gyms around New Zealand, and the world. A global initiative by The North Face, the day aims to provide no or low-cost climbing to people who may not have tried it in ... More >>

Recreation organisations applaud Worksafe clarification

Saturday, 1 June 2019, 1:13 pm | NZ Alpine Club

Recreation Aotearoa and the New Zealand Alpine Club (NZAC) have both extended their thanks to WorkSafe for producing a policy clarification that will dispel myths and perceived risks around recreational access to private and public land. “We have ... More >>

Return of the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

Tuesday, 14 May 2019, 11:36 am | NZ Alpine Club

The Banff Mountain Film Festival, a programme of Banff Centre, is the largest, and one of the most prestigious, mountain festivals in the world. Hot on the heels of the festival held every autumn in Banff, Canada, the Banff Mountain Film Festival ... More >>

New Queenstown climbing information available

Tuesday, 11 December 2018, 2:00 pm | NZ Alpine Club

New climbing areas and updated access information is now available for the Queenstown area with the imminent release of the New Zealand Alpine Club’s latest offering, Queenstown Rock, Ice and Boulders. To be released on December 14th in Queenstown, ... More >>

Changes in the country’s highest mountains highlighted

Tuesday, 30 October 2018, 11:28 am | NZ Alpine Club

Changing environments and recreation habits motivated the New Zealand Alpine Club to rewrite and fully update their guidebook to Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park, and to extend the scope of the guide to cover Westland Tai Poutini National Park for ... More >>

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 >>

 

 

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