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25 August 2014 - 1:47pm

Media Release

Monday, 25 August 2014

New book on North Island’s best rock climbing aims to grow sport

The New Zealand Alpine Club (NZAC) today announced the release of a book featuring the best rock climbing in the North Island.

22 August 2014 - 9:59am

20 August 2014 - 1:50pm

 Chamonix AiguilleJamie Vinton-Boot : Chamonix Aiguille

As directed by Coroner, D O Crerar, the attached finding is to be circulated by the New Zealand Alpine Club Inc. to its members.

19 August 2014 - 7:13am

 AP/Niranjan ShresthaFather and sons of Ang Kaji Sherpa, who was killed in an avalanche on Mount Everest : credit: AP/Niranjan Shres

18 August 2014 - 7:53am

 D A Carty NZAC Alpine Journal 1937 Traverse of Elie de Beaumont from the West : D A Carty NZAC Alpine Journal 1937

5 August 2014 - 9:06am

Second round for 2014 - applications close 12 September.

Financial assistance to contribute towards the costs of a multiday expedition is now available. See PDF attached below and visit the FMC website: Scholarship Scheme

28 July 2014 - 12:11pm

Public Notice for the aerial 1080 operation commencing 4 August 2014 in the Iris Burn Valley, and the Iris Burn Valley Battle for Our Birds Factsheet. Information for those who are planning on using the Kepler Area.

Should you have any feedback, or would like to talk to someone regarding the operation, please contact:

22 July 2014 - 7:56am

Media Release
Monday, 21 July 2014,

Solo climber completes ‘one of the best and most important accomplishments in New Zealand mountaineering history’.

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 of July and reached the summit five hours later.