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The section has a great range of books including instruction books, early Journals and the American Climbing magazines. There is also an Instruction Video on climbing techniques, knots etc.

Gear Hire

The section has ice axes, crampons, show shovels, avalanche transceivers, snowshoes, personal locator beacons, snowstakes for hire - contact Gary Brehaut +64 (0)3 688 9399.

Mid-week Wall/Crag Climbing

Crag Climbing runs during summer from 6pm until dark starting at Spur Road. For all climbing nights please text Kelly 021 243 7381 to let her know if you wish to climb. Due to low numbers at climbing nights she will only be there if she has confirmation of your attendance.


Postal Address

South Canterbury Section, New Zealand Alpine Club, PO Box 368, Timaru 7940, New Zealand

Chair Nick Wall +64 (0)27 523 9888

South Canterbury Section Facebook group


Anyone interested in the section or its activities can visit the regular section meetings at the Police Social Room, North Street, Timaru at 8pm, 2nd last Thursday of each month except December and January.

Hut Responsibilities: 

Unwin 2008 Work PartyUnwin 2008 Work PartySouth Canterbury are responsible for the Unwin Lodge maintenance programme.They also have an interest in De la Beche, Murchison and Godley Huts.

Other information: 


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