• $80.00

    One of the singular features of the New Zealand outdoors is our remarkable network of backcountry huts, scattered throughout the mountains and native forests. Those who venture into these wild places often develop a strong attachment to these humble structures.

    Shelter from the Storm is a landmark publication, the first wide-ranging history of our hut network – which is unparalleled anywhere else in the world. The authors provide an overview of who built our huts, including farmers, miners, tramping and mountaineering clubs, the Tourism Department, the Department of Internal Affairs, National Park Boards, Lands and Survey, the New Zealand Forest Service and DOC, and then profile an extensive range of individual huts.

    Book review The Climber #82

    318 x 256mm harcover with dustjacket
    colour and black/white images
    Published: 1st edition Octo 2012 - Jan 2013 reprint, Craig Potton Publishing
    Authors: Shaun Barnett, Rob Brown and Geoff Spearpoint
    ISBN: 9781877517709 

  • $45.00

    SPECIAL $10 off for members and $5 for non-members

    No death in the mountains in the middle years of the 20th century affected theNew Zealand climbing community more than the loss of John Harrison in the Mount Rolleston tragedy of June 1966.

    John was one of the most admired climbers of his generation. His loss was felt keenly not only because of his achievements as a mountaineer, in New Zealandand and overseas, but also because his character and personality endeared him to people of all walks of life.

    He was a member of a significant generation of New Zealand climbers. Growing up through the years of World War II, this generation, after the war’s end, completed the exploration of the New Zealand mountains and ascended the last of the country’s unclimbed peaks. This was also the first generation of New Zealand climbers to test their mettle, in many numbers, on mountains overseas.

    This book describes not only his life and climbing career, but also set his life and career in the broader context of the history of New Zealand mountaineering. More broadly still, it makes a
    contribution to our understanding of New Zealand’s social history in the middle years of the 20th century.

    Book review The Climber #82

    244 x 210mm paperback
    colour and black/white images
    Published: Nov 2012
    Author: John Wilson 
    ISBN: 9780908714117

  • $20.00

    Selling out: Special offer! Great climbing on the shores of Lake Taupo make Whanganui Bay one of the North Island’s finest crags. Combining trad and sport climbing, Whanganui Bay offers a unique New Zealand climbing experience. This guide supplies basic access information, route descriptions and topos.

    Published: unknown
    Author: Len Gillman

  • $15.00

    The Cleddau Valley is New Zealand's premier sport climbing destination, situated deep in the spectacular Fiordland National Park, renowned for housing Milford Sound and a contender for one of the new seven natural wonders of the world. The Cleddau now also houses the new wonders and delights of the New Zealand crag climbing world. This 33 page, colour guide covers the three major crags in the valley: The Chasm, Babylon and Little Babylon.

    Published: 1st November 2009
    Authors: Craig Jefferies and Kester Brown

    Available to purchase as a downloadable PDF of just under 60MB. You will be able to access the file via a 7-day only link, active once payment is received. Downloads are available immediately if paid for by credit card. Manual orders are processed during normal office hours.

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    The Fyfe River Gorge is located in the South Eastern corner of the Kahurangi National Park.

    The rock in the Fyfe is compact limestone (nearly marble in places). The faces are generally featured with sloping blocks and edges, with the odd tufa and flowstone. Holds tend to be complex and take time to decipher the most efficient positions. They can be sharp and ‘cauliflower’ rock is present although not as abundant as nearby major outcrops.

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    Kawakawa Bay is on the northern shores of Lake Taupo 5kms west of Kinloch.

    At the eastern end of the Bay stands a number or Rhyolite cliffs over looking native bush and the lake. There is a mix of trad and bolted routes that will appeal to climbers at all levels. With its high number of easy, trad climbs

    Kawakawa is a great place to come and learn the trade.

    There are over 40 new pitches in the guide update, bringing the total number of climbs to around 130. There are three new walls and a new three pitch buttress. Around 50% of the new climbs are multi-pitch.

    Kawakawa Bay (PDF, 3.5MB)

    Published: February 2013
    Authors: Rob Addis, Dan Head and Gerard Tarr

  • $25.00

    An instruction manual aimed at covering all the basics of mountaineering with excellent illustrations and useful information.


    Published: 3rd edition 2010

    Authors: Guy Cotter and Mark Seddon

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    The New Zealand Alpine Club has an access fund available to promote access and help resolve access issues at climbing areas in New Zealand

    Our aims are to maintain good relationships with landowners, support reopening of climbing areas where access is compromised & educate climbers about access requirements

    Donations towards this fund are carefully allocated upon a case by case application basis, by the Club’s Access Committee.

    More information on the fund and application process can be viewed here.

  • $35.00

    Alpine Guides Technical Manual is a distillation of state of the art mountaineering practice. Topics are presented in a stripped-down manner, to emphasise key techniques often difficult to grasp and learn quickly. It is an excellent learning resource, and a handy reference for experienced alpinists

  • $45.00

    A memoir of mountaineering in New Zealand and the Himalayas.

    Climbing entered the world stage in the 1950s: this was the era that produced not only Sir Edmund Hillary but a strong body of world-class New Zealand climbers. In this important and dramatic book Brian Wilkins, who was part of the adventure, shares his experiences of climbing in the Southern Alps and the Himalayas.

    150 x 230mm paperback
    colour and black/white images
    Published: 1st edition, Dec 2013 
    Author: Brian Wilkins 
    ISBN: 9781877578489