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Home of Mountaineering Offcial Opening by Sir Edmund Hillary

Exterior+PicThe New Zealand Alpine Club celebrated the opening of its new ‘Home of Mountaineering’ on Sunday 5th August 2006, at Unit 6, 6 Raycroft St, Christchurch. This exciting project took three years of planning and fundraising with the finished result now a real asset to the climbing community.

Sir Edmund and Lady June Hillary were the Honoured Guests at the opening morning, where Sir Ed unveiled a special plaque and celebrated with over 150 other Club members, their friends and family with a morning tea. Visitors then checked out the new library and research room on the top floor, as well the other new office areas of the Club’s National Office.

 

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Featured in the library photograph above are, from left to right: Simon Middlemass, Geoff Gabites, John Nankervis, Dave Bamford and Colin Monteath.

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