Powerband Podcast is a podcast series conducted by John Palmer looking at New Zealand rock climbing history and personalities. Almost an unofficial oral history of

As an 18 year old Maddy had never been tramping before embarking on an Outward Bound Course, only a few years later she is crushing

When I first started rock climbing twenty years ago, there were a lot more men...
Walking tracks across a crevassed glacier
English climber and writer David Craig once made the observation that mountains ‘ … act...
The Landsborough River and surround ranges.

New Zealand Alpine Club have now published our new Ōhau–Landsborough Alps guidebook. This 216-page guidebook...

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The Ōhau–Landsborough region takes in the mountainous country stretching from the southern boundary of Aoraki/...

SH94 Milford Rd, Homer Saddle to Mt Moir, Fiordland.  

2021 Rock Inspections and Light Scaling

In December 2020, NZAC published the first issue of the redesigned New Zealand Alpine Journal...
Female climbing in competition with crowd watching.
Cirrus Tan discusses the perceived stigma around competition climbing in New Zealand.
Derek Thatcher has made the first repeat of John Palmer's Shadowplay (29) at Quantum Field...
Woman climbing steep rock.

Throwback Thursdays will reproduce features which have appeared in past issues of The Climber magazine...