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Sponsors & Prizes 2017

The New Zealand Alpine Club Photography Competition is generously supported by some awesome sponsors:




World’s Most Versatile Camera. Wear it. Mount it. Love it.

Capture and share your world.
Dream it. Do it. And capture it with your GoPro. HERO5 cameras make it easy to document and share your life’s most interesting experiences.



Black Diamond Equipment is a Utah-based manufacturer of equipment for climbing, skiing and mountain sports.

At Black Diamond it’s all about climbing and skiing. We share the same experiences that you do on rock, ice and snow and these experiences push us to make the best gear possible for our worldwide family of climbers and skiers.


Southern Approach is an outdoor wholesaler and distributor in New Zealand, offering quality products within the outdoor market. We source the world’s best brands and deliver quality gear. Whether it’s climbing, skiing, tramping or camping, we’ve got it!


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.

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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.


Built on a commitment to deliver an unparalleled view of the world. For seven decades, Bushnell has led the way. They brought binoculars to the masses and invented the laser rangefinder category. All with an never-ending commitment to lead with unrivaled clarity, durability and technology.


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!



Thanks to the above sponsors for providing these fantastic prizes:



GoPro Hero5 Black Edition

RRP: $649.99

Stunning 4K video and 12MP photos, in Single, Burst, and Time Lapse modes.

Enjoy hands-free control of your GoPro using simple voice commands.

2 inch touch display

Rugged and Waterproof

Advanced Video Stabilisation 


Black Diamond Mission 75 Backpack

RRP: $379.99

Our durable top-loading alpine pack engineered for everything from summer alpine cragging to gear-intensive winter expeditions, the Mission gets your gear to the base in comfort.

Black Diamond Icon Headlamp

RRP: $169.99 

Our brightest, most powerful headlamp for professionals and adventurers who demand high-output lighting, the redesigned Icon headlamp features a striking 500-lumens of power, waterproof construction and a removable, balanced battery pack.

Black Diamond Carbon Distance Poles

RRP: $259.99

Our lightest Z-Pole ideal for mountain endurance runners and weight conscience adventure athletes, the Distance Carbon is the ultimate in folding-pole performance.

Black Diamond Vapor Helmet

RRP: $259.99

The lightest, most breathable and most comfortable climbing helmet we’ve ever made, the Vapor provides reliable, ultralight protection

Black Diamond Touchstone haul bag

RRP: $296.99

A mid-sized haul bag that’s ideal for two-day trips, the Touchstone Haul Bag is built for prolonged abuse on big walls the world over.

Black Diamond Revolt Headlamp

RRP: $119.99

A revolutionary waterproof and USB-rechargeable headlamp that also runs on standard AAA batteries, the Revolt is a full-featured, hybrid-power headlamp that dolls out a whopping 300 lumens of light.

Black Diamond Moji Lantern

RRP: $44.99

Extremely simple and extremely bright, the Moji is a compact camp lantern featuring a durable construction and 100 lumens of power for no-frills illumination.



Bushnell Bino

MSR Wind Burner

RRP: $299.99

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. The integrated cookware with built-in heat exchanger efficiently transfers heat to the lock-on pot so you can enjoy a quick meal or hot drink after a hike, ride or paddle.

Bushnell Bino’s – H2O

RRP: $159.99

The ultimate on-the-water viewing companions, our ever popular H20 binoculars feature a soft texture grip to keep them on board and in your hands in the most challenging conditions. From the streamside to the Gulf Harbour, the world simply looks better through the Bushnell H20.


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New Zealand: Untouched Landscapes by Petr Hlavacek

RRP: $49.99

From our most iconic locations to harder-to-access and protected areas, New Zealand: Untouched Landscapes presents the pristine and diverse landscapes of this country, often from a new perspective.

New Zealand: The Essential Landscape by Rob Brown

RRP: $49.99

A revised edition of Rob’s best-selling New Zealand: The Essential Landscape, this book presents a roll call of what can truly be claimed as the essential landscapes of Aotearoa, from Stewart Island, Fiordland and the glacier country of South Westland, to the volcanoes, coastal scenery and kauri forests of the North Island.

New Zealand: A Photographic Journey by Todd and Sarah Sisson

RRP: $49.99

New Zealand is a carefully edited selection of the most spectacular images in Todd and Sarah Sisson’s combined catalogue, spanning both islands, from Cape Reinga to the South Coast.

Craig Potton New Zealand by Craig Potton

RRP: $79.99

This book collects together many of Craig Potton’s most celebrated images in one place. The images range from his celebrated aerial photography, especially that of the Southern Alps and Fiordland, and of the volcanoes of the Central North Island, his beautifully composed and complex forest interiors, his gentle seascapes, and also those from the rural parts of New Zealand.

Fiordland by Andris Apse

RRP: $79.99

It was because of Fiordland that Andris Apse became a photographer. Fiordland is a master-work, a remarkable collection of photographs, that in stunning style, pays homage to the place of his early and greatest inspiration.




Youth Section Champion

 $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 2018.

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