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2 January 2015 - 6:10pm

Unwin 2014 Snapshot

We took a quick look through the Unwin visitors book for 2014 and from the few that recorded why they visited  we got these figures.

16 December 2014 - 1:29pm

Written by our very own, Ross Cullen, 'Slice of Heaven; climbs and scrambles on seven continents' was published on Friday 5 December 2014. It is available in hard copy and Kindle format. 


4 December 2014 - 9:15am

As new publications are released, specific titles will be made available to NZAC members at a 20% discount. The current offer and time limit to redeem the offer are detailed below. Information on the books' content may be found on the Craig Potton website below.

3 December 2014 - 9:25am

Dec 1

New Unwin Managers Pip Walter and Simon Middlemass have been settling into the new role under the expert tutelage of Chas and Katrina.

1 December 2014 - 11:43am

New release - November 2014

19 November 2014 - 10:50am

Work will be carried out on the sub-station at the rear of the lodge in December 2014. A generator will be in operation for lodge users and the job is expected to take approximately 2 weeks.

 power sub-station is sited behind the woodshedwoodshed and washing line (rear of lodge): power sub-station is sited behind the woodshed

7 November 2014 - 8:46am

Terry Cole has had an amazing year in 2014 and made a huge voluntary contribution to NZAC. Since taking on  the role of Chairperson of the Australian Section Committee, he has invigorated that Section with an Impressive energy and enthusiasm. The Australian Section quarterly newsletter (more akin to a magazine) is a labour of love for Terry, who sources the material, writes much of it himself and does a great job of editing and laying it out. Terry has also put a lot of effort into organising a very solid calendar of section Trips all over Australia and some to New Zealand.

31 October 2014 - 6:55am

The catch.... the offer is open to a volunteer(s) willing to clean all the windows at the Lodge inside and out. Anyone up for the task?

Please contact Chas and Katrina  on (03) 435 1100 or unwin [at] alpineclub [dot] org [dot] nz (email).

(offer open for November 2014)

14 October 2014 - 10:02am

The Search and Rescue Institute of New Zealand are seeing expressions of interest in a Foundation Rope Rescue Course. They are looking at a cost of around $280 and 10 places being available. No date has yet been set.

Please see attached flyer to register your interest in this course.

13 October 2014 - 11:06am

Aspiring Hut - Matukituki Valley, Mt Aspiring National ParkAspiring Hut - Matukituki Valley, Mt Aspiring National Park