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Preparation Key For Outdoor Trips Over Labour Weekend

Friday, 19 October 2018, 10:15 am | NZ Mountain Safety Council

Temperatures are warming, gear is being dusted off, and plans are being crafted for adventures deep into the wilderness of New Zealand over Labour Weekend: “It’s a great time to be getting back into the outdoors if you’ve not been out over winter.” ... More >>

Alpine Tramping Video Series Released

Friday, 19 October 2018, 8:40 am | NZ Mountain Safety Council

Adventurous trampers are treated to new twelve-part video series from the Mountain Safety Council (MSC) which give an overview of popular and potentially risky tracks. The series will be released through October on MSC’s YouTube and Facebook channels. ... More >>

Mountain Safety Council urges caution for backcountry trips

Thursday, 11 October 2018, 10:24 am | NZ Mountain Safety Council

The Spring storm currently rolling up the Southern Alps will create dangerous avalanche conditions in backcountry regions for much of the week. Several regions are at ‘Considerable’ or ‘High’ danger ratings. More >>

Alpine regions carry higher consequences, says MSC

Wednesday, 3 October 2018, 11:14 am | NZ Mountain Safety Council

Chief executive of the Mountain Safety Council (MSC) Mike Daisley is deeply saddened by the recent fatality in the Central North Island and is urging anyone considering tramping in this region to prepare for alpine conditions. More >>

High avalanche danger in the backcountry

Monday, 17 September 2018, 3:09 pm | NZ Mountain Safety Council

Mountain Safety Council (MSC) who operate the national avalanche forecasting site avalanche.net.nz are warning that backcountry travel in several South Island regions is not recommended on Monday and into Tuesday. There’s a possibility this elevated ... More >>

Relief Climber Made It Home

Friday, 3 August 2018, 9:00 am | NZ Mountain Safety Council

Mountain Safety Council CEO Mike Daisley is relieved that the lost climber incident on Mt Aspiring has narrowly avoided becoming a fatality statistic. More >>

Solo Tramping Fatality Highlights Risks

Monday, 16 July 2018, 9:52 am | NZ Mountain Safety Council

Mountain Safety Council (MSC) CEO Mike Daisley said the recent death of a tramper in the Nelson Lakes region is a tragic reminder of the extra risks of solo tramping. More >>

Weather creating high avalanche danger

Friday, 6 July 2018, 10:21 am | NZ Mountain Safety Council

An inbound storm is causing concern for avalanche forecasters in the South Island. Several areas including Aoraki/Mt Cook, Wanaka, Fiordland and Queenstown are expecting significant snowfall, up to three meters in elevated areas. The rapidly deteriorating ... More >>

Is Tramping really just a walk in the park?

Wednesday, 4 July 2018, 12:05 pm | NZ Mountain Safety Council

Mike Daisley, CEO of the Mountain Safety Council (MSC) said it was his privilege to launch the latest insights publication, ‘ A Walk In The Park ?’ the councils third, this time focusing on Tramping. More >>

Youth The Winner

Wednesday, 9 May 2018, 1:14 pm | NZ Mountain Safety Council

Media Release: Youth The Winner In MSC & The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Partnership More >>

Don’t Fowl It Up This Opening Weekend

Thursday, 3 May 2018, 3:03 pm | NZ Mountain Safety Council

This Saturday is ‘opening weekend’ for game bird season around the country. While there is a great deal of excitement and atmosphere building in the hunting community, there needs to be due consideration given to safety says Mike Daisley, CEO of the ... More >>

National Changes To The Firearms Safety Training System

Wednesday, 11 April 2018, 10:36 am | NZ Mountain Safety Council

There has been an important and significant change to the delivery of firearms safety training in New Zealand. As was mentioned in a recent press release from NZ Police , MSC has signed a two-year agreement to deliver the practical component of the new ... More >>

Kaimai Hunting Fatality

Monday, 2 April 2018, 2:35 pm | NZ Mountain Safety Council

"It's heartbreaking news. Our condolences are with the family and friends of the hunter." More >>

Four Seasons In A Day, Everyday

Wednesday, 28 March 2018, 2:08 pm | NZ Mountain Safety Council

Often seen as the last long-weekend opportunity to explore the outdoors before winter weather sets in, Easter is a key focus for the Mountain Safety Council. Campers, day walkers, hunters and backcountry trampers are urged to very carefully check the ... More >>

Cold Weather For Waitangi Weekend Outdoor Adventures

Friday, 2 February 2018, 1:41 pm | NZ Mountain Safety Council

Mountain Safety Council (MSC) Chief Executive Mike Daisley said Waitangi weekend was looking like a mixed bag for those heading into the outdoors. More >>

Clear demo of PLB's utility in recent hunting incident

Thursday, 11 January 2018, 2:23 pm | NZ Mountain Safety Council

Press Release For Immediate Release ** The Mountain Safety Council (MSC) applauds the efforts of Mr Friedmann who endured a harrowing ordeal in the Kawhia Harbour region on Saturday. Mike Daisley, CEO of MSC is quick to point out that this incident ... More >>

Mountain Safety Council Brings Big Data to Outdoor Safety

Friday, 1 December 2017, 11:18 am | NZ Mountain Safety Council

Mountain Safety Council Brings Big Data to Outdoor Safety through an ‘Issue Specific Advisory Group’ More >>

Kathmandu Join The Outdoor Safety Retail Partnership

Thursday, 2 November 2017, 6:46 pm | NZ Mountain Safety Council

With the Outdoor Safety Retail Partnership (OSRP) now officially underway, Mountain Safety Council (MSC) chief executive Mike Daisley is proud to announce that Kathmandu have confirmed its statement of intent to join the OSRP. The OSRP has been designed ... More >>

Kathmandu Join The Outdoor Safety Retail Partnership

Thursday, 2 November 2017, 3:12 pm | NZ Mountain Safety Council

With the Outdoor Safety Retail Partnership (OSRP) now officially underway, Mountain Safety Council (MSC) chief executive Mike Daisley is proud to announce that Kathmandu have confirmed its statement of intent to join the OSRP. The OSRP has been designed ... More >>

Avalanche Risk In Canterbury Backcountry Remains High

Friday, 21 July 2017, 10:18 am | NZ Mountain Safety Council

Mountain Safety Council (MSC) is again urging caution for backcountry users in several South Island areas. Chief executive Mike Daisley said it’s time to consider staying inside the skifield boundaries this weekend. “The forecasters of the NZ Avalanche ... More >>

 

 

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