Expedition Fund Recipients
Each year the Club supports overseas expeditions with grants from the Expedition Fund. As part of the conditions of such grants, climbers are required to be available to give talks to section evenings, and generally are very keen to do so. Simply check out the Fund History page for something that you like the sound of and email Margaret to get their current contact details.
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Recent Section Evening Speakers
Listed below are the dates and speakers that sections around the country have used. If you are interested in any of these either email the section involved for more details or email Margaret who should be able to give you their current contact details. Alternatively, you can contact the Section rep to enquire on feedback re a particular speaker.
Date Section - Speaker, Topic
Auckland - Mihai Efrim, Climbing in Romania
Canty/Westland - Erik Bradshaw, Ski Traverse of the Southern Alps.
Otago - Phil Somerville, A guided ascent of Aoraki/Mount Cook; Anna Seybold, Haidinger and Malte Brun in two weekends; Amir, Mountaineering in Iran.
South Canterbury - David Ellis, Pioneering Days of Antarctica & Scott Base Establishment.
Southland - Ralph Miller, Chile, Bolivia & Argentina
Wellington - Sarah Wilson & Bridget Janse, Cook to Cook Challenge
Auckland - Martin Hunter, Successful first ascent of a Nepalese Mountain.
Canty/Westland - Geoff Spearpoint, Transalpine Adventures in NZ incl NZ hut system and history.
Otago - Peter Wilson, A Transalpine Trip to the Marion Plateau and other adventures.
Sth Canty - Syd Woods & Gary Brehaut, some adventures in the NZ backcountry.
Wellington - Paul Maxim & Geoffroy Lamarche, The Pursuit of First Ascents in Nepal.
Canty/Westland - Pete Cammell, The Big Top, The highest circus on Earth, an Everest Perspective.
North Otago - Hugh Wood, Chatham Islands
Southland - Claudia Schneider, Ellesmere Island Trip.
Sth Canty - Neil Harding-Roberts & Mark Easton, A recent Skiing/Ski-Touring Trip in Japan.
Wellington - Simon Bell, Green Saddle Traverse, Tasman Traverse 'gTTT'.
Canty/Westland - Steven Fortune, The Evolution of the Snuggle-Sack (and how to avoid using it).
North Otago - Nick Shearer, NZ 2012 Yangma Expedition; Matt, the proposed Sports Village in Oamaru.
Canty/Westland - Mike Perry, There are two ways to climb Everest (and only one is recommended)
Otago - Al Uren, Surprise Topic!
Canty/Westland - John Harrison book launch
Otago - Erik Bradshaw, the first ever solo ski traverse of the length of the Southern Alps
Otago - Derek Chin, A Ski Ascent of Mustagh Ata, Western China & An Ascent of the South Ridge of Ama Dablam, Eastern Nepal
NSN/Marl - Stu Gray, NZAC today & his recent trip to Patagonia
Sth Canty - Mary-Rose Fowlie, First ascent of the Koh-e-Rank, 6000m on the Afghan-Pakistan border in the Wakhan Corridor region of NE Afghanistan with Pat Deavoll
Wellington - Shaun Barnett & Geoff Spearpoint, Shelter from the Storm Book Launch
Auckland - John Palmer, Broken Necks and Silver Linings
Canty/Westland - Stan Mulvany, Biking the Karakoram Highway to Tibet
NSN/Marl - Aat Vervoorn, well known mountaineer and author
Otago - James Harrison, the recent Winter Darrans meet
Sth Canty - Chris & Mark Scaife, recent ascent of Mt Logan in the St Elias range, Alaska
Central North Island - Stu Gray, Patagonian Perambulations
Sth Canty - Syd Woods, The Wilkins, Waiatoto Trip including Rafting out the Waiatoto
Auckland - Steve Fortune, Climbing in Scotland
Canty/Westland - Paul Maxim, author of Bill Denz biography "Bold beyond belief"
Nelson/Marl - Alan Wilson, 30 years of climbing
North Otago - Stefan Stohler, the Mountains of Idaho
Otago - Andrew Finnigan, topic tbc
Sth Canty - Brod & Sue Wigley, Traverse of the John Muir Trail
Wellington - Sarah Wilson, Cook to Cook
Canty/Westland - Jonathan Pascoe, Climbing Ball's Pyramid, the highest sea stack in the world
North Otago - Paul Maxim, author of 'Bold beyond belief'
Otago - Jaz Morris, A recent trip over the Haast Range
Southland - Robin McNeill, FMC's new Safety in the Mountains
Wellington - John Palmer, Broken necks & Silver linings
Auckland - Jamie Vinton-Boot, Where the future of alpine climbing is heading
Otago - Steve Parker, Skiing in the Hindukush, Afghanistan
Australia - Simon Carter, author of World Climbing: Rock Odyssey
Canterbury/Westland - Hugh Logan. 40yrs of risk and alpine disasters
Otago - Elke Braun-Elwert, Recent ascents on Aoraki
South Canterbury - Grant Prattley, Big Rock Canyon NZ
Southland - Mark Bryan, Skiing the Haute Route from Verbier to Zermatt
Wellington - Tim Church & Yvonne Pfluger, Nigeng Gonnga, China
Auckland - Jim Morrow, Climbing the North Ridge of Everest
Canterbury/Westland - Mike Gill, Himalayan Adventures and a life of Climbing
Central North Island - James Field Mitchell & Regan McCaffery, White Falls Crag, Mt Ruapehu
North Otago - Paul Maxim, Author of the recently published Bill Denz biography
Otago - Ben Dare, Recent Nepal Expedition and New Climbs in the Andes
South Canterbury - Paul Maxim, Author of the recently published Bill Denz biography
Wellington - Fraser Crichton, Nomadic Creative - Scribbling, Snapshots and Nick Cave
Auckland - Paul Maxim, Bill Denz
Canterbury/Westland - Danilo Hegg, Trans Alpine adventures in New Zealand
Nelson/Marl - Seb Head, Fiordland and Hopeless Coulier Trip
Nelson/Marl - Richard Pears, Copeland Valley, Douglas Neve, Karangarua Valley Trip
Otago - Richard O'Neill-Dean, A Prelude to the "Symphony on Skis"
South Canterbury - Kevin Moginee, Travels and Climbs in Italy and the Dolomites
Southland - Christine Byrch, New route on Northern Afghanistan's Koh-e-Baba-Tangi
Wellington - Short Talks Night - Simon Bell, Mt Tutoko; Dan Pringle, NZAC High Alpine Skills Course; Chris Gregory, Field Trip to Antarctica; Derek Cheng, North Buttress of Mt Sabre; Nina Sawicki, Mt Pollux
Canterbury/Westland - Daniel Joll, South America climbing and 2012 Queenstown Ice Climbing Festival
Otago - Paul Maxim, Author of the recently published Bill Denz biography
Canterbury/Westland - Yvonne Pfluger & Tim Church, Adventures in China (Sept/Oct 2011)
2011 Section Evening Speakers (pdf, 44kb)