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Otago

Still smarting from the treachery that resulted in its Central Otago brethren ceding from the union, Otago will take a while to stop calling the Otago Alps its own. Reflecting their Presbyterian heritage, Otagoites are a hardy, suspicious breed and strongly independent. OSONZAC has long considered NZAC as a frivolous and annoying appendage. The main local crags of Mihiwaka, Long Beach and Lovers Leap have produced excellent climbers over the years and serve as excellent training grounds for the climbing incubator that is Otago University.


The section

OSONZAC is vigorous and independent Section, that has a strong and active base of climbers. Historically one of NZAC strongest Sections, it has benefited from being able to draw upon students at the University of Otago. Many, many great climbers have emerged from the Otago Section.

Meetings

Anyone interested in the Club or its services can visit the regular section meetings on the first Wednesday of the month, 7:30pm, in the Otago University Staff Club, Union Street Central, North Dunedin.

Courses

The section sometimes organises section beginner instruction courses and these will be advertised in the section newsletter.

Hut Responsibilities:

The Otago Section are responsible for the Aspiring Huts Agreement and as such the following huts come under their jurisdiction: Aspiring, French Ridge, Colin Todd, Cascade and Esquilant Bivvy.

Trips

The section runs a range of trips throughout the year and included here are several information and planning documents for trip leaders. All are in PDF format.

Trip Gear List (PDF, 59KB) | Trip Guidelines (PDF, 9KB) | Risk Management for Trip Leaders (PDF, 42KB) | Standard Trip Participant List (PDF, 5KB)

Gear Hire

The inventory of Otago Section rental gear is now temporarily housed with committee members until we arrange for a retail location to manage doling out our equipment.


Contact the Section

otago.climber@gmail.com

PO Box 409, Dunedin 9016

Or email/call the co-chairpersons (details below)


Committee

Danilo Hegg……………………………………………. CO-CHAIRMAN
03 473 0183 danilo_hegg@hotmail.com
Jaz Morris………………………………………………. CO-CHAIRMAN AND INSTRUCTION
027 406 9173 jaz.n.morris@gmail.com

Keith Moffat……………………………………………. TREASURER
Susan Lilley……………………………………………… SECRETARY
Lindsay Smith…………………………………………. ROCK CLIMBING
Polly Camber…………………………………………… EVENTS
Jordana Whyte………………………………………… NEWSLETTER and BANFF 2016
Matteo Scoz…………………………………………….. TRIPS
Emma Kluge……………………………………………. SPEAKERS
Ben Mitchell……………………………………………. NEWSLETTER


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