The New Zealand Alpine Club Photography Competition is generously supported by some awesome sponsors:
We are committed to bringing you great New Zealand books full of stories, ideas and images that speak strongly about what makes our country special. 100% New Zealand owned, Potton & Burton is this country’s largest independent publisher.
MSR is a diverse, global company dedicated to developing reliable outdoor products for committed backcountry users. Their dedication to reliable and well-designed gear has led to the introduction of revolutionary new products, the improvement of existing products and even reinvention of the old. The result is a line of products that set the benchmark for outdoor equipment design – including tents, stoves, cookware, snowshoes, poles, hydration and water filtration gear and more.
Therm-a-Rest – The leaders in camp-comfort innovation. Rest better. Play better.
We are a small, friendly family-run company based in Lake Tekapo, New Zealand, specializing in guided outdoor adventures throughout New Zealand’s Southern Alps. This includes alpine trekking and hiking, climbing courses and guided ascents, ski touring and snowshoeing trips. Our professional and enthusiastic team will create a custom itinerary to suit you – plan your next trip with us!
A stay at Flock Hill’s 36,000 acre high country sheep station offers dramatic landscapes and endless opportunities for adventures and unique wilderness experiences.
Gear for the creative, and the adventurous.Peak Design is a San Francisco-based designer and manufacturer of innovative, beautifully crafted, best-in-category bags and photographic accessories. A member of 1% for the Planet and The Conservation Alliance, a key part of Peak Design’s ethos is to inspire positive environmental change whilst supporting environmental non-profits. Their products are best-in-category, made to the highest possible standard and guaranteed for life!
Scarpa Handcrafted Italian Footwear. We are passionate about our sports, about boot making and performance. Innovation and tradition share equally deep roots at SCARPA. Scarpa remains a family owned company with its headquarters and performance footwear manufacturing facilities in the same regions of northern Italy where it got its start in 1938.
GU makes sure you can focus on training and reaching your goals in upcoming races and adventures. Through training, we grow stronger, get faster, and learn how to endure more. By eating the right nutrients, in the right amounts, at the right time, we build our muscles, mend our bodies, and optimize our performance. Breathe easy and leave your fuel needs in the hands of the energy food experts at GU.
Thanks to the above sponsors for providing these fantastic prizes:
Scarpa Maestrale Ski-Touring Boots. Returning with a redesign that makes them lighter and improves overall touring function, the Maestrale 1.0 is the gold standard for anyone who wants the best possible all-around alpine-touring boot, a fact that made them the best-selling AT boot of all time. For Fall 2014, the Maestrale 1.0 gets a new ski/walk mechanism that makes switching from downhill to tour mode super easy, and that also improves overall performance in ski mode. A perfect balance of lightweight, superb mobility and downhill performance for the touring-focused skier. Don’t worry ladies we have you covered, if the winner is female we have the Scarpa Gea Ski-Touring Boot available.
Youth Section Champion will receive $1000 scholarship for an Alpine Recreation climbing course or this value can be credited towards any other Alpine Recreation activity. The winner may join any course that is running up until 31st December 2019.
MSR WindBurner Group System Stove Our larger capacity 2.5 L system is perfect for small groups and optimized for simmering. Combining award-winning Reactor technology with the features traveling groups need most, the WindBurner Stove System is ideal for backcountry adventures and weekend camping alike. Its radiant burner and enclosed, windproof design allow the stove to boil water fast and operate in weather that leaves conventional burners in the cold.
Therm-a-Rest Parsec Sleeping Bag Push further and move faster with the all-new Parsec sleeping bag, bred for alpine starts and ultralight bivys. 800 Fill Nikwax Hydrophobic Down: Lightweight fill stays dry and retains loft up to 60 times longer than untreated down. Absorbs 90% less water and dries 3 times faster without using dangerous PFCs. ThermaCapture Lining: Top of bag is lined to trap radiant body heat and retain warmth without adding bulk or weight. SynergyLink connectors: Integrates the bag and mattress for optimal comfort and efficiency; removable for versatility. Zoned Insulation: Maximizes warmth and saves weight.
Quilt and Blanket Loops: Customize your sleep system by layering our quilts or tech blankets for increased warmth. Toe-asis Foot Warmer Pocket: Ergonomic toe box rapidly warms cold feet.
Peak Design Everyday Pack – A pack that adapts to your ever-changing gear, lifestyle and environment, the Everyday Backpack gives you unrivalled accessibility, expandability, and organization. Ultra clean aesthetic, all-custom hardware, minimal dangling straps and a weatherproof 400D nylon canvas shell.
A voucher for two nights accommodation for two to stay in the Flock Hill Station cottage accommodation. From your cottage accommodation, you can access epic skiing on the local fields (conditions permitting), world-class bouldering, memorable mountain biking, the unique cave stream experience, and take shots of the dramatic landscapes.
We will have a range of GU products to give away: GU Energy Stroopwafel, GU Energy Chews, GU Hydration Drink Tabs. Whatever your goal, there’s a Gu for it: energy, hydration, recovery. All the carbohydrates, amino acids and electrolytes needed for your next trip or expedition in the mountains.
So Far So Good – A three-month traverse of the Southern Alps by Craig Potton – In 1980, pre-eminent New Zealand landscape photographer Craig Potton completed a three-month traverse of the Southern Alps, an extended tramping and mountaineering trip that began near Milford Sound in Fiordland and finished in Nelson Lakes National Park. Now, over 35 years later, Craig Potton recounts the experience in So Far, So Good. In part this is the story of four friends embarking on a youthful adventure, dealing with all the challenges of rough terrain and wild weather that travelling in the mountains presents. But it is also a thoughtful reflection, from one of New Zealand’s prominent conservationists, on what it means to spend an extended period of time in the wilderness. Heavily illustrated with evocative photographs taken on the trip, this is a book for anyone with an interest in tramping and mountaineering, and the transformative experience of wild places.