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Otago

about the region

 

 

Still smarting from the treachery that resulted in its Central Otago brethren ceding from the union, Otago will take a while to stop calling the Otago Alps its own. Reflecting their Presbyterian heritage, Otagoites are a hardy, suspicious breed and strongly independent. OSONZAC has long considered NZAC as a frivolous and annoying appendage. The main local crags of Mihiwaka, Long Beach and Lovers Leap have produced excellent climbers over the years and serve as excellent training grounds for the climbing incubator that is Otago University.


The Section

OSONZAC is vigorous and independent Section, that has a strong and active base of climbers. Historically one of NZAC strongest Sections, it has benefited from being able to draw upon students at the University of Otago. Many, many great climbers have emerged from the Otago Section.

Meetings

Anyone interested in the Club or its services can visit the regular section meetings on the *first Wednesday of the month, 7:30pm, in the Otago University Staff Club, Union Street Central, North Dunedin.*Note: June 2018 meeting change of date to Wednesday 13 June to tie in with speaker,Steve Fortune’s, availability. Back to the usual timing for July.

Courses

The section organises beginner instruction courses (Snowcraft) and these will be advertised in the section newsletter.

Hut Responsibilities:

The Otago Section are responsible for the Aspiring Huts Agreement and as such the following huts come under their jurisdiction: Aspiring, French Ridge, Colin Todd, Cascade and Esquilant Bivvy.

Trips

The section runs a range of trips throughout the year and included here are several information and planning documents for trip leaders. All are in PDF format.

Trip Gear List (PDF, 59KB) | Trip Guidelines (PDF, 9KB) | Risk Management for Trip Leaders (PDF, 42KB) | Standard Trip Participant List (PDF, 5KB)

Gear Hire

Our eight sets of avalanche equipment and eight sets of snowshoes are now available for rent from the new Hunting and Fishing shop, now at 141 Crawford Street, in Dunedin. The new shop is open seven days till 5.30 weekdays, 5pm Saturday and 4pm Sunday. More details at www.huntingandfishing.co.nz .
The rental costs are $5 per day for an avalanche set of transceiver, probe and shovel and $5 per day for snowshoes for all Alpine Club members. You MUST show your current membership card to receive that rate. Not a member, or don’t have your card? Then
the fee is $10 per day and you will be required to pay a $20 deposit. Members are welcome to collect gear on Friday and return Monday and two day’s rental will apply. If you wish to make other arrangements, please contact Keith or any of the committee and we will sort things out BEFORE you go into the shop. If you have any issues with the gear or rentals, please don’t hassle the staff at Hunting and Fishing as they are doing us a huge favour by running the rental scheme for us.


Contact the Section

otago.climber@gmail.com

C/- Keith Moffat, 172 Gladstone Rd, Dalmore, Dunedin 9010

Or email/call the chairperson (details below)


Committee

Riley Smith………………………………………………. Chairperson
phone 027 222 8731 email

Keith Moffat……………………………………………. Treasurer, Equipment
Lindsay Smith…………………………………………. Secretary, Newsletter
Danilo Hegg……………………………………………. Trips, Banff Film Festival
Riley Smith………………………………………………Rock Climbing
Jaz Morris…..…………………………………………..CCM Rep
Heather Rhodes……………………………………….Instruction
James Waetford………………………………………General
Tanja de Wilde………………………………………..General
Chris Tipper……………………………………………General

 


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