Past New Zealand Alpine Journals For Sale

The New Zealand Alpine Club's first Alpine Journal - volume 1, number 1, was published in March of 1892. There was a gap after the volume 2, number 9 edition of May 1896 until it returned to print with the volume 3, number 10 March 1921 edition. The Journal has been published nearly continuously since then, even through WWII with many members being away in service overseas. Post war saw a steady rise in the Club's membership and therefore publication numbers. In 1972 the Journal increased in size and colour images began to be included. Also, from 1972 up until 2002 both hard and soft cover versions were printed. Today's Journals are produced in soft cover only. The Journal has gone from strength to strength to become a mainstay of the New Zealand Alpine Club and much admired publication.

Information on submitting articles, or subscribing to, the Journal.

In 2014 a survey was taken on the future of The Climber quarterly magazine and annual NZAC Alpine Journal. The survey questioned whether there was a need for two printed publications and asked members for their thoughts about combing them into one, how often it would be sent out and what content they would expect to see. The results of the survey are yet to be announced (after 31 March 2014).

Thanks to the generous donation of Journals from Club members and spares held in stock, the Club has been able to complete several sets for our Library and Hocken Archive collections. We are now in a position to offer the surplus Journals for sale, initially this was to members only. However, sales of the remaining stock are now open for the public to purchase. Money raised will go towards vital work that needs to be done on the Home of Mountaineering's Reference Library Collection.

Listed below are the Journals available as the date below. Numbers in brackets relate to volumes and numbers given for that year, but please note that these were not consistent. Prices may vary according to condition. Understandably, as all of the early Journals are secondhand with some wear and tear and many of the later ones have also been in storage, books are sold on an "as is" basis. Once you have made a selection of Alpine Journal 2003the Journals you are interested in, please contact Margaret at the office. She will confirm availability, plus give you a quote on the price that will include postage, which is dependant on the weight of the final order. Please note that due to the age of these books and limited numbers, it may not be possible to replace them. We recommend you enquire about the books you are interested in before purchase, to ensure you are fully aware of their individual condition. 

NOTE: Available past Journals are gradally being added to the online catalogue and some (not yet all) of the issuses below can now be puchased there: New Zealand Alpine Journals Online Shopping

(all 1892-96 and 1921-1934 sold out - for reprints of the 1896/96 issues, see the bottom of the page)

1932 -1949 Journals 

1932  (19)       (sold out)
1933  (5/20)    (sold out)
1934  (5/21)    (sold out)
1935  (6/22)    (1 left) - reprint available
1936  (6/23)    - reprint available
1937  (7/24)     (1 left) - reprint available
1938  (7/25)    (5 left) - reprint available
1939  (8/26)    - reprint available
1940  (8/27)    - reprint available
1941  (9/28)    (sold out)
1942  (9/29)    (sold out)
1943  (10/30)  (sold out)
1944  (10/31)  (sold out)
1945  (11/32)  (sold out)
1946  (11/33)  (sold out)
1947  (12/34)  (1 left)
1948  (12/35)  (sold out)
1949  (13/36)  

1950-1959 Journals 

1950 (13/37) 
1951 (14/38) 
1952 (14/39) 
1953 (15/40) 
1954 (15/41) 
1955 (16/42) 
1956 (16/43) 
1957 (17/44) 
1958 (17/45) 
1959 (19/46) 

1960-1969 Journals 

1960 (18/47) 
1961 (19/48) 
1962 (19/49) 
1963 (20/50) 
1964 (20/51) 
1965 (21/01) 
1966 (21/02) 
1967 (22/03) 
1968 (22/02) 
1969 (23/01) 

1970- 1979 Journals

1970 (23/02)  
1971 (24/01)  
1972 (25)        
1973 (26)        
1974 (27)        
1975 (28)        
1976 (29)        
1977 (30)        
1978 (31)        
1979 (31)        (sold out)

1980- 1989 Journals

1980 (33)       
1981 (34)       
1982 (35)        
1983 (36)        
1984 (37)        
1985 (38)        
1986 (39)        
1987 (40)       
1988 (41)       
1989 (42)        

1990- 1999 Journals

1990 (43)        
1991 (44)        
1992 (45)        
1993 (46)        (sold out)
1994 (47)        (sold out)
1995 (48)        
1996 (49)        (sold out)
1997 (50)        
1998 (51)        
1999 (52)  

2000- 2009 Journals    

2000 (53)        (sold out)
2001 (54)        (sold out)
2002 (55)       
2003 (56)        
2004 (57)        
2005 (58)       
2006 (59)        
2007 (60)        
2008 (61)        (sold out)
2009 (62)    

2010- 2019 Journals

 (click here)Subscribe to the Journal: (click here)2010 (63)        
2011 (64)        $35 ($25 members)
2012 (65)        $35 ($25 members)
2013 (66)        $35 ($25 members)
2014 (67)        due out December 2014 - 
$35 ($25 members)

Reprint Volumes covering the years 1892 -1940 were published in sets of eight in 1978. This was a limited edition printing of 500 numbered sets. It appears that not all were sold as full sets however, which has left us with spares of some individual copies. These can be useful for those wishing to complete a set and unable to obtain originals for these early years. 

(no volumes I, III, IV or V remaining)
Volume II    (1895-1896) $10 each
Volume VI   (1935-1936) $10 each
Volume VII  (1937-1938) $10 each
Volume VIII (1939-1940) $10 each

There have been two Indexes printed
1892-1976 (numbers 1-29) $5
1892-1987 (numbers 1-40) $5