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  • $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.

  • $23.00

    The 2015 calendar with all the winning images from the 2014 Photo Competition will shortly be available to purchase.

    Price online includes $3 postage. Calendars bought directly from the National Office can be purchased for $15 members and $20 non NZAC members each.

  • $45.00

    SPECIAL $10 off for members and $5 for non-members

    No death in the mountains in the middle years of the 20th century affected theNew Zealand climbing community more than the loss of John Harrison in the Mount Rolleston tragedy of June 1966.

    John was one of the most admired climbers of his generation. His loss was felt keenly not only because of his achievements as a mountaineer, in New Zealandand and overseas, but also because his character and personality endeared him to people of all walks of life.

    He was a member of a significant generation of New Zealand climbers. Growing up through the years of World War II, this generation, after the war’s end, completed the exploration of the New Zealand mountains and ascended the last of the country’s unclimbed peaks. This was also the first generation of New Zealand climbers to test their mettle, in many numbers, on mountains overseas.

    This book describes not only his life and climbing career, but also set his life and career in the broader context of the history of New Zealand mountaineering. More broadly still, it makes a
    contribution to our understanding of New Zealand’s social history in the middle years of the 20th century.

    Book review The Climber #82

    Published: Nov 2012
    Author: John Wilson 

  • $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.

  • $28.00

    *NEW Premium content on http://climber.co.nz/ 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.

  • $69.99

    Tramping: A New Zealand history tells the story of the development of tramping in New Zealand, tracing its origins to the way Maori and early Europeans engaged with the sometimes forbidding New Zealand mountains and bush. It describes how state-sponsored tracks and huts were developed for tourism in the late nineteenth century, most notably on the Milford Track, described as ‘the finest walk in the world’.

    view sample chapter here

  • $49.99

    The Aoraki Mount Cook district is the centre of New Zealand mountaineering containing the country's highest peaks and largest glaciers.

    Published: 2013 reprint of 2001 3rd edition
    Author: Alex Palman

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  • $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
    Paperback

  • $39.99

    The valleys and mountains of Otago and South Westland have some of New Zealand’s greatest and most popular walks – as well as some of the most spectacular and inaccessible terrain. Moir’s Guide North provides accurate and easy to use information about all the well-used tramping routes in the region as well as many little known and remote areas.

    Published: 8th edition 2013
    Authors: Geoff Spearpoint and Danilo Hegg

  • $49.00

    Format : A5, all colour, 222 pages
    More than 850 routes on rock, ice and selected mountains.
    All new pictures topos and high quality photos.

    After 2 years in the making, the Queenstown Rock, Ice and Mountains is finally out. There are new crags, new mountaineering sections, new aerial photographs which are some of the best in any guidebook for NZ.  You have to see this book to believe the changes.

    Published: 2nd edition 2013
    Author: Guillaume Charton and Mike Dunn