• $49.99

    Over 200 fantastic photos in a large format book,
    capturing NZ’s mountaineering past and present,
    from the 1800s to today

    • tells the stories and celebrates the characters of this country’s mountaineering past
    • packed with photographs, many not published before
    • informative text and captions by well-known researcher and writer, and sometime climber, John Wilson (now based in Arthur’s Pass)
    • reflects the special relationship New Zealanders have with their mountains
    • ideal gift for those who love NZ’s outdoors
    Format: 252 x 252 mm, 160 pages, colour, hardback with jacket
    Publishing date: July 2015 Bateman
    Author: John Wilson
    ISBN: 978 1 86953 823 1
  • $38.00

    In 1988, Lydia Bradey became the first woman to climb Mount Everest without supplementary oxygen. She made the ascent alone and to date she is the only New Zealander to have made an oxygen-free ascent. Her climb was a truly remarkable achievement but also an internationally controversial one.

    Radio NZ interview with Lydia

    153 x 234mm black and white paperback
    Published: May 2015 Penguin Books
    Author: Laurence Fearnley
    ISBN: 9780143573234 

  • $59.99

    The best guide to the best rock climbing in New Zealand's South Island

    The South Island offers diverse climbing on a wide range of rock types in stunning and uncrowded settings. From bouldering to sea cliffs, city crags to mountain walls, trad and sport climbing, this book compiles the best the mainland as to offer.

    125 x 185 mm Greyscale and colour paperback 
    Published: 2nd edition 2015 NZAC (2015 reprint see recall)

    Authors: Ivan Vostinar and Kate Sinclair
    ISBN: 9780473311360 

  • $59.99

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

    View sample chapter here

    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.

    With the reprint necessitated by faulty binding, the authors of Rock Deluxe North took the opportunity to make some content changes to improve the overall quality of the book. In total, 58 pages of the book have been updated. Specifically, errors were identified on the erratum and, following information received in response to the alphabetical listing of ascensionists in the first print run, a significant number of changes have been made.

    148 x 210 mm full colour paperback
    Published: 1st edition 2014 NZAC (2015 reprint see recall)
    Author: John Palmer
    Co-authors: Tom Hoyle and Kester Brown
    ISBN: 9780958279192

  • $49.99

    A detailed description to every climb ever established within Castle Hill’s two most popular areas: Quantum Field and Spittle Hill.

    Initially released in 2008, The Comprehensive Castle Hill Climbing Guide is now updated for 2015, with up-grades, down-grades and newly established problems. All introduction sections have been revised and the all-new Secrets of Performance Bouldering, has been added to provide readers a flash lesson in styling at Castle Hill.

    By Matt Pierson and Alan Davison
    1st edition 2008 (updated Jan 2015 and reprinted May 2015 see recall)

    ISBN: none

  • $48.99

    A comprehensive guide to Wanaka Rock Climbing

    With magnificent snow capped mountains and lush rain-forest in the west, deep blue lakes and golden tussock country in the east; the Wanaka reagion offers a fantastic climate, a vibrant scene and a high standard of development. The crags boast over 700 routes, ranging from bouldering on the lake front to multi-pitch adventures on the spectacular finges of Mount Aspiring National Park; from pleasant scrambles to desperate thuggery. Whther you want sunny faces, or leafy, shaded walks - you'll find them, all set into a stunning montane landscape.

    210 mm x 147mm
    Full colour paperback 
    Published: 7th edition 2014 (reprinted May 2015 see recall)
    Wanaka Rock Climbing Club 
    ISBN: : 978-0-9941210-0-4  

  • $23.00

    The 2016 calendar with all the winning images from the 2015 Photo Competition.

    Online purchase price includes postage within NZ and overseas. Discounted if picked up direct from the National Office, Christchurch.


  • $29.99

    NZ Alpine Club 'Stealth' thermal beanie in black with Club logo. One size fits all - no adjustment. Great for under helmets. Polyester.

  • $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 #92 Winter 2015
    Editor: Kester Brown 

  • $28.00

    *Note 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.