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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 >>

Check conditions before heading out.

Tuesday, 11 July 2017, 10:09 am | NZ Mountain Safety Council

A strong southerly storm is due to create significant snowfall across the country in the next 72 hours. Mountain Safety Council (MSC) chief executive Mike Daisley is urging caution for backcountry users. “Although this isn’t the first storm ... More >>

Bivouac Proud to Join The Outdoor Safety Retail Partnership

Friday, 30 June 2017, 10:24 am | NZ Mountain Safety Council

The Outdoor Safety Retail Partnership (OSRP) is now three strong with the addition of Bivouac. Mountain Safety Council (MSC) chief executive Mike Daisley is proud to announce that Bivouac is the third major New Zealand outdoor retailer to confirm ... More >>

Future Of NZ Alpine Snow Safety Comes Under The Spotlight

Saturday, 17 June 2017, 1:58 pm | NZ Mountain Safety Council

The Future Of NZ Alpine Snow Safety Comes Under The Spotlight The Southern Hemisphere Alpine Conference (SHAC) got underway today in Christchurch. Chief executive Mike Daisley is excited to have such a wide variety of delegates and speakers. “As we ... More >>

Outdoor Safety Retail Partnership' Gets Underway

Thursday, 1 June 2017, 9:33 am | NZ Mountain Safety Council

July this year marks the beginning of an exciting initiative between several major outdoor retailers and the Mountain Safety Council (MSC). Chief executive Mike Daisley is proud to announce that Torpedo7 is the first to formalise its statement of intent ... More >>

Alpine Safety On The Agenda In Christchurch

Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 9:18 am | NZ Mountain Safety Council

The biennial Southern Hemisphere Alpine Conference (SHAC) formerly the Southern Hemisphere Avalanche Conference, broadens its focus to alpine snow environments, and brings together New Zealand and international delegates who are interested in helping to ... More >>

MSC release emotive safety video prior to opening weekend

Friday, 28 April 2017, 4:09 pm | NZ Mountain Safety Council

The recently released video from the Mountain Safety Council (MSC) for duck hunters that are heading out for the highly anticipated annual hunting event ‘opening weekend’ on the 6th May across the country. The video has been specifically produced to strike ... More >>

Don't let the wild weather catch you on the hop

Thursday, 13 April 2017, 3:02 pm | NZ Mountain Safety Council

Easter weekend is often seen as the last long-weekend opportunity to explore the outdoors before winter weather sets in. In light of Cyclone Cook campers, day walkers and backcountry trampers are urged to very carefully check the weather forecast – ... More >>

Rough start to the climbing season

Wednesday, 7 December 2016, 4:12 pm | NZ Mountain Safety Council

Mountain Safety Council (MSC) CEO Mike Daisley said that MSC and the climbing community are deeply saddened and concerned by the recent mountaineering and climbing incidents, one of which was fatal. More >>

Don’t get sprung by the weather says MSC and MetService

Thursday, 20 October 2016, 4:05 pm | NZ Mountain Safety Council

With Labour Weekend and the Great Walks season is fast approaching, the New Zealand Mountain Safety Council (MSC) and MetService are encouraging people to plan accordingly before heading outdoors. Chief Executive Mike Daisley is keen to make sure everyone ... More >>

Check Spring avalanche conditions carefully

Friday, 23 September 2016, 10:08 pm | NZ Mountain Safety Council

With the arrival of Spring, Mountain Safety Council (MSC) are warning the avalanche danger is not over for backcountry skiers and snowboarders. Chief executive Mike Daisley is keen to point out that warmer weather will create a different type of ... More >>

MSC confirm tender application for firearms safety training

Wednesday, 14 September 2016, 4:47 pm | NZ Mountain Safety Council

Mountain Safety Council (MSC) chief executive Mike Daisley has confirmed MSC will be submitting a tender to NZ Police for the delivery of a new model of firearms safety training. More >>

Routeburn Incident

Thursday, 25 August 2016, 11:52 am | NZ Mountain Safety Council

Media Statement - Mountain Safety Council - Routeburn Incident The Mountain Safety Council are working with the local authorities to get a better understanding of the events, and will not be making comment on the specifics of the incident. This is ... More >>

Storm Slab Avalanche Risk Warning From Mountain Safety Council

Wednesday, 3 August 2016, 4:42 pm | NZ Mountain Safety Council

New Zealand Avalanche Advisory (NZAA) forecasters have fresh concerns about the avalanche risk across the country. Run by the Mountain Safety Council (MSC) the NZAA is a critical tool to help gauge avalanche risk in the backcountry said chief executive ... More >>

Avalanche Near Miss Prompts Fresh Warnings

Tuesday, 26 July 2016, 10:27 am | NZ Mountain Safety Council

Recent events in the Remarkables Range have highlighted the risks of winter backcountry use. The Mountain Safety Council is keen to remind those going into unpatrolled terrain to check the conditions carefully. Chief Executive Mike Daisley is concerned the ... More >>

Comment on lost trampers Te Urewera's

Thursday, 21 July 2016, 10:27 am | NZ Mountain Safety Council

Mountain Safety Council CEO Mike Daisley said it's too early to know how this happened but it appears the group we're not prepared for an overnight stay More >>

‘Dust On Crust’ Concerns Avalanche Forecasters

Tuesday, 12 July 2016, 5:07 pm | NZ Mountain Safety Council

Avalanche forecasters for the New Zealand Avalanche Advisory (NZAA) are increasingly concerned about upcoming weather conditions. With a long period of warmer weather and a big dump on the way, conditions are likely to be very tricky in the backcountry ... More >>

Catch Them All - Hunting Pokemon In The Great Outdoors

Tuesday, 12 July 2016, 3:31 pm | NZ Mountain Safety Council

With the rise of augmented reality app 'Pokemon GO', outdoor safety advocates the Mountain Safety Council are concerned that gamers may head into increasingly remote regions unprepared. CEO Mike Daisley is keen to remind players to stay safe. More >>

 

 

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