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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 Hocken Library remains the primary place for the NZAC archives, we’re making increasing amounts of material available online – notable events, significant members, and details on older copies of both the Alpine Journal and Climber magazine.


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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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