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Central Otago

It is one hundred years since Mount Aspiring was first climbed, and mountaineers continue to find new adventures throughout this section of the Southern Alps.

The Central Otago region is special. Mellow grassy valleys lead to backbreaking grinds through steep bush to the prize of wide open snowfields and rugged rocky and icy summits.

The climbing ranges from hands-in-pocket stroll to steep technical classics. This is a user friendly area, almost as if it was created for mountaineering.

The geographical scope of this area takes in the ranges surrounding the Rees and Dart valleys to the south,  the Remarkables are the Garvie Mountains to the East, through the Central Aspiring region and to the mountains rising from the Wilkin and Young valleys to the north.

 

Guidebooks

Queenstown Rock, Ice and Mountains

The Mount Aspiring Region

 

Maps

Maps can be purchased from Mapworld who also offer NZAC members a 10% discount.
NZAC members receive a 25% discount on maps purchased through Federated Mountain Clubs (FMC).

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