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NZAJ 2021 Autumn Issue Published

The first autumn issue of the newly-designed biannual New Zealand Alpine Journal is now in the mail to our members. This issue covers the activity from the New Zealand climbing scene since the 2020 issue last spring and this summer and autumn period gives it a slightly different feel to the traditional annual journals. As you might expect, there is a lot of attention on the Darran Mountains of Fiordland, where many climbers spend their summers, plus a host of ambitious and inventive traverses through our high places. Along with the expected reports on first ascents, there's also a smattering of esoteric reflective pieces on climbing and some historical curiosities.

Extra copies are also available through our web store here.

The contents of this issue include:

Piecing It Together by Tom Riley

The Journey by Tom Hadley & Tōrea Scott-Fyfe

Mount Millington by James Thornton 

A Meeting With The Chief by Mathias Gruber

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The Whole Nine Yards by Grant Piper

Sinbad, Terror Peak, And The Barely Believable 11-Day Weather Window by Derek Cheng

The Evolution Of The Arthur's Pass To Aoraki / Mount Cook Traverse by Alastair McDowell

Pyramid Peak by Maddy Whittaker

Kakīroa / Maukatua / Mount Sefton by Erin Allison-Maxwell

Copper Point by Llewellyn Murdoch

A Variation On The North Buttress Of Tititea / Mount Aspiring by Will Rowntree

Have You Planned Your Trip? by Johnny McFarlane

FAQ On Beetham Hut Access by Richard Wesley 

Danger, Walking by Richard Thomson 

Aotearoa Climbing Access Trust by Edwin Sheppard

Hannels Spur by Keith Scott

Dancing With The Stars by John Palmer

Noel Odell's New Zealand Legacy by Grant Hunter

On Certainty by Tom Hoyle

Also obituaries for George Te Koeti bannister and Albert Lloyd Beech.