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5 February 2015 - 5:23pm

Simon Bell was last seen at Esquilant Bivvy on January 14, 2015. He had intended to climb the west to east face of Mt Earnslaw.

Simon Bell, as seen by his peers

Written by Lorraine, a climber and Simon’s former partner of five years

25 March 2015 - 11:13am

Unwin Lodge now proudly displays the ice-axe of Lud Mahan, who along with L V (Dan) Bryant made the first ascent from the Grand Plateau, by Eastern Arete to Low Peak and along summit ridge to High Peak, Mt Cook in January of 1938.

For an account of the climb see the NZ Alpine Journal 1938 (pages 255-260 and page 352)

23 March 2015 - 6:15am

updated entranceway signage at Unwin updated entranceway signage at Unwin

26 February 2015 - 6:40am

Mt Ruapehu refuse recover areasMt Ruapehu refuse recovery areas

18 February 2015 - 10:53am

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Media Release

Date:  February 17, 2015

18 February 2015 - 7:24am

Auckland City Council - Animal Pest Control Operation

17 February 2015 - 10:53am

Unwin has finally laid to rest its BBQ of shame with the arrival of a new Garth Meteor Deluxe 4-burner BBQ. 

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17 February 2015 - 9:37am

For more news see the lodges new Facebook Page.

17 February 2015 - 9:31am

9 February 2015 - 8:55am

February 4, 2015

Remarkables road closure angers outdoor enthusiasts

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.