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Richard (Dick) Seddon, 1927–2016

NZAC sadly acknowledges the passing of Life Member Dick Seddon.

Dick was an important and enthusiastic member of the NZAC Auckland Section, and has a legacy of great climbs in New Zealand.

In 2011, the Auckland Section established an award for the Auckland climber of the year, which carries Dick’s name: the Dick Seddon Trophy.

We ran a short profile of Dick at the time the award was established in The Climber magazine, and have made it available to read online at

Posted: 28/07/16

Posted By: Kester Brown