Do you remember the winter of 2019? That amazing, carefree time before the pandemic—when food was half the price, mortgage rates were half the interest and the routes on the Rage Wall at Lyttleton Rock had half as many bolts? During that winter, The Climber issue 108 came out. You can access issue #108 here. This issue features action from the rarely-visited Balfour Glacier, a story of success on a lifetime project, a profile on the Fyfe River Gorge and Derek Cheng going Free Solo. Enjoy!
You can access issue #109 here. This issue features some great photo content from the 2019 Remarkables Ice and Mixed Festival, the NZAC Photographic Competition and the National Indoor Boulder Series. There's also an outline of some off-the-beaten-track ski touring destinations and a story about the first ascent of Kakapo Crest in Fiordland. Pertinent to this time of year, this issue also included a topo poster highlighting some of the ice and mixed climbing available in the Remarkables, you can find a copy of that here. Enjoy!