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Since 1891 NZAC has been the hub of NZ climbing, and as such has amassed a rich and varied history, much of which is well documented. Whilst the Hocken Archives, under the NZAC Collection, remains the primary place for the NZAC paper and image records, we are making increasing amounts of material available online, for example, notable events, significant members, a downloadable NZ Alpine Journal Index and more. In addition, you will find many back-issues of both the NZ Alpine Journal and The Climber magazine for sale in our online shop.



New Zealand Alpine Club Archives Collection

The collection and preservation of documents, correspondence, photographic material, diaries, scrapbooks and relics relating to mountaineering is an important aspect of the Club’s activities.

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Mt Everest - successful ascents by New Zealanders

Since Sir Edmund Hillary’s first successful ascent of Mt Everest on May 29th, 1953, many of New Zealand’s mountaineers have attempted to reach the summit of the world’s highest peak.

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