• $34.99

    New Zealand’s go-to avalanche awareness handbook reflects the best in current avalanche knowledge, applied to New Zealand’s unique mountain environment. Everyone who visits the mountains needs to have an understanding of avalanches and the threat they pose. This book provides simple strategies for identifying avalanche terrain and avalanche conditions, explains how to make wise decisions, and teaches rescue techniques.

    Well illustrated with colour photos, diagrams, and a New Zealand regional guide, the book is an essential companion for climbers, snowboarders, skiers, snowmobilers, trampers and hunters. It also serves as a reference text for New Zealand Mountain Safety Council avalanche training courses.

    2nd edition 2013
    148 x 210 mm
    Full colour

  • $59.99

    Pre-orders are now being taken for delivery early September

    'Note: If you order other items with this guide, they will be sent together when Rock Deluxe North arrives in stock. So if you'd like those items sooner, please order them separately.'

    View sample chapter here

    The first guide to the best crags and boulders in New Zealand’s North Island.

    The North Island offers a wide variety of rock climbing opportunities and experiences. From the sea cliffs of Ti Point and Te Ananui to the mountain walls of Ruapehu and Taranaki, from the majesty of Whanganui Bay to the urbanity of the AGS Rockwall, from airy trad routes at Kawakawa Bay to beachside bouldering at Baring Head, there is something for every climber—from beginner to hero.

    Rock Deluxe North contains  24 crags and over 1100 routes and boulders. Hundreds of full-colour photo topos, inspiring climbing images and a wealth of practical information will help you to locate and enjoy the best rock climbing in the North Island.

    148 x 210 mm
    Full colour paperback 

  • $45.00

    A memoir of mountaineering in New Zealand and the Himalayas.

    Climbing entered the world stage in the 1950s: this was the era that produced not only Sir Edmund Hillary but a strong body of world-class New Zealand climbers. In this important and dramatic book Brian Wilkins, who was part of the adventure, shares his experiences of climbing in the Southern Alps and the Himalayas.

    Published: 1st edition, Dec 2013 
    Author: Brian Wilkins 

  • $35.00

    The New Zealand Alpine Club's annual Alpine Journal is the Club’s premier publication; a record, source for research and a forum for reflection. 

    Renewable subscriptions available here: Subscribe

    Click here to view a list of previous years' editions still available for purchase: Past Journals

    Published: annually - Dec 2013 
    Editor: Kester Brown

  • $25.00

    The New Zealand Alpine Club Journal was first published in March 1892. The Journal is the Club’s premiere publication; a record, source for research and a forum for reflection. It is published annually each December.

    Annual subscriptions may be set-up, or renewed here for $25. Overseas subscribers will be charged an extra $25 for post and packaging after proceeding to the checkout.

  • $45.00

    Three-quarters of New Zealand lies more than 200 metres above sea level, making us one of the more mountainous countries in the world, so it’s no surprise that many of us have a great affinity for the rugged backdrop against which we live.

    Two men with a particular respect for our high places, writer Paul Hersey and photographer Mark Watson, both experienced climbers, embarked on a year-long journey across the length of the country to visit, climb and tell the stories surrounding 15 of its most significant summits.

    The narrative that emerges has an overarching environmental theme, as Hersey questions the value New Zealanders place on our ecological heritage and discusses local issues with the people living on and near the mountains. In addition to accounts of tramping and climbing experiences, there are references to local history, Maoritanga, geology, farming and conservation, alongside entertaining and engaging personal comment.

    Stunning photographs captured by Watson show some of our best known peaks in a fresh way, completing a moving evocation of the New Zealand landscape and its mountain-related culture.

    Published: 1st edition, October 2013
    Author: Paurl Hersey
    Photographer: Mark Watson

  • $3.50

    Stainless steel bolt for anchoring hangers and ring hangers to rock.

    Best for harder rock types of all angles except roofs, where glue-in bolts are better.

    Dynabolts are not to be used as they have under-sized shaft diameter in relation to the overall bolt diameter; e.g. a 10mm bolt has only an 8mm shaft.

  • $9.95

    The Climber is New Zealand's dedicated climbing magazine for NZAC members and the NZ climbing community. Renewable subscriptions available online: The Climber subscription.

    Click here to view a list of previous years' issues still available for purchase: Past Climber Issues

    Published: quarterly - issue #88 Winter 2014
    Editor: Kester Brown 

  • $28.00

    *NEW Premium content on is now available to The Climber subscribers.

    The Climber magazine began as a simple Club Bulletin in 1948. In 1992 it was reinvented as a black and white magazine and has now evolved into a full-colour quarterly, covering new routes, access, people, huts, environmental issues, new products, safety issues, training, techniques, and books, as well as New Zealand Alpine Club news. Guides to new areas are a regular feature, together with in-depth feature articles.

  • $15.00

    This guidebook is the first to reveal the full range and quality of rock climbing opportunities close to Wellington.

    Published: 1st edition 2005
    Author: Kristen Foley