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Otago

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.

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

The inventory of Otago Section rental gear is now available for hire via Allan Millar’s Hunting and Fishing store now at 141 Crawford St,  Dunedin – which is now open seven days a week. Our avalanche transceiver/shovel/probe sets are $5 per day for members, $10 non-members. The rate for hiring snowshoes is the same, and we have around 10 sets of each. The fee applies to days on which you use the gear – items hired Friday and returned Monday and used at the weekend are charged for only two days. Please remember to show your NZAC membership card when hiring. As a thank-you to Allan Millar’s, NZDA members can also access our gear at the discounted rate.


Contact the Section

otago.climber@gmail.com

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

Or email/call the chairperson (details below)


Committee

Raluca Ana………………………………………………. Chairperson
phone 02108179545 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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