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Southland

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The Southland Section is an active section of around 79 members, based in the far south of New Zealand.

Section members consider their backyard to include Fiordland, Takitimu Mountains, Eyre Mountains, the Forbes Mountains (Mt Earnslaw) and the Hector Mountains (The Remarkables). Winter ski-touring is also to be had close to home.


The section

The Southland Section is an active section of around 85 members, based in the far south of New Zealand.

Section members consider their backyard to include Fiordland, Takitimu Mountains, Eyre Mountains, the Forbes Mountains (Mt Earnslaw) and the Hector Mountains (The Remarkables). Winter ski-touring is also to be had close to home.

The section produce an annual Event Calendar with meeting, event, committee and general information. Section_Programme_2016 revised

Meetings

The Southland Section warmly welcomes members and others to their Section evenings. Meetings are held on the third Tuesday of every second month in members homes as advertised in the section newsletter at 7:30pm. Non members are warmly invited to come along and join us.

Courses

The Southland Section has recently reinstated basic snowcraft courses, held in Winter.

Hut Responsibilities

The Section built Homer Hut in 1965 and in 2005-6 extensively refurbished it. They proudly take on the responsibility of looking after it. Only 2¼ hours from Invercargill, it provides a superb climbing base for summer alpine rock climbing, winter ice climbing and all year round mountaineering

YMCA Climbing Wall

The Section established the YMCA climbing wall. Section members are eligible for discounted fees of $3.00 per session. The section climbs at both the YMCA climbing wall and the Stadium Southland climbing wall. YMCA wall evenings are held on the 3rd Wednesday of the month. Contact is Peter O’Neill (details in the above event calendar)

Cliff Rescue Team

Regular team training evenings and weekends are held throughout the year. Newcomers to the mountains and Southland, are welcome to attend. There are a few perks to be had from belonging to the CR Team and it’s all good fun.
Contact Ron McLeod +64 (0)3 217 6727


Gear Hire

Avalanche transceiver, probe and shovel hire. Ron McLeod +64 (0)3 217 6727


 

Committee

Chair – Pete O’Neill 

Secretary – Ron McLeod

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