Reciprocal rights with overseas clubs

This principle of reciprocity is dear to the Club's heart and one it is pursuing with vigour. It benefits Club members when they climb overseas and is one of the ways we can encourage overseas climbers to visit New Zealand. It includes use of huts.

NZAC has specific hut reciprocity agreements with some clubs and federations which are members of UIAA, as well as some other clubs. These generally give NZAC members discounted or members’ rates at overseas huts and, for members of the relevant overseas clubs, members’ rates at our 17 huts.

NZAC is currently negotiating further agreements, but even where there is no agreement in place it is worth asking if you are planning to stay in huts, refuges and lodges overseas. Presenting your current NZAC membership card (which includes the UIAA logo) may give you members’ rates or a discount.

Specific arrangements are summarised below:

Alpine Club of Canada (ACC)

http://www.alpineclubofcanada.ca/index.html

The Club’s agreement with ACC entitles NZAC members to members’ rates at all ACC accommodation facilities on payment of the Huts Option fee, currently Canadian $24. (ACC members also pay this fee separately from their subscriptions). The Huts Option fee can be paid by contacting ACC. Evidence of current NZAC membership will be required. ACC has 28 huts and a clubhouse at Canmore.

ACC members are entitled to members rates at all NZAC-owned huts. Evidence of current ACC membership must be available.

European Alps and Pyrenees

These clubs have a reciprocity agreement among themselves, which they have extended to NZAC members via purchase of an annual hut sticker for NZ$75. That gives members’ rates in huts managed by these clubs. Stickers are valid for the calendar year in which they are issued and are purchased from the NZAC National Office, or online via the shop.

Great Britain

The Club has full reciprocal arrangements with the following English and Scottish clubs which own huts:

Norwegian Alpine Club – Norsk Tindeklub (NK)

http://www.ntk.no/ 

The Club’s agreement with NK entitles NZAC members to members rates at all huts owned by NK. Evidence of current NZAC membership may be required.

NK members are entitled to members’ rates at all NZAC-owned huts. Likewise, evidence of current NK membership must be available.

Mountain Club of South Africa (MCSA)

http://cen.mcsa.org.za/

The Club’s agreement with MCSA entitles visiting NZAC members with valid membership cards to all privileges of a visiting member to any of MCSA’s 14 sections. This will include access to MCSA’s properties and any discounted hut fees, but will require adherence to local rules. Because of the federal nature of MCSA, a visiting NZAC member is advised first to contact the Central Committee Secretary who will pass him or her on to the most appropriate host(s) of the Sections he or she wishes to visit.

MCSA members are entitled to members rates at all NZAC-owned huts. Evidence of current MCSA membership must be available.

Polish Mountaineering Association (PZA)

http://www.pza.org.pl/

The Club’s agreement with PZA entitles NZAC members to members rates at all huts owned by PZA. Evidence of current NZAC membership will be required.

PZA members are entitled to members’ rates at all NZAC owned huts. Likewise, evidence of current PZA membership must be available.

Romanian Alpine Club – Clubul Alpin Roman (CAR)

http://www.clubulalpinroman.ro/wordpress/

The Club’s agreement with CAR entitles NZAC members to members’ rates at all huts owned by CAR. Evidence of current NZAC membership will be required.

CAR members are entitled to members’ rates at all NZAC-owned huts. Likewise, evidence of current CAR membership must be available.

Alpine Association of Slovenia (PZS)

http://www.pzs.si/

The Club’s agreement with PZS entitles NZAC members to members rates at all huts owned by PZS. Evidence of current NZAC membership will be required.

PZS members are entitled to members’ rates at all NZAC-owned huts. Likewise, evidence of current PZS membership must be available.

American Alpine Club (AAC)

http://www.americanalpineclub.org/

The Club’s agreement with AAC entitles NZAC members to members’ rates at accommodation facilities owned by AAC and certain other facilities where AAC has negotiated discounts for its members. These are currently few but AAC has recently extended this network. Evidence of current NZAC membership will be required.

AAC members are entitled to members’ rates at all NZAC-owned huts. Likewise, evidence of current AAC membership must be available.

Reciprocal arrangements with other clubs

This page is updated as new reciprocal arrangements are put in place. But if you wish to stay at a hut not owned by one of the clubs listed above, it is still worth trying your luck by presenting your current NZAC card.

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