South Island High Country Access Report

The New Zealand Walking Access Commission has produced a draft report for consultation on public access to the outdoors in and around the South Island High Country. The Commission is the Crown entity responsible for public access to the outdoors, and in particular for access across private land, and access that crosses multiple land tenures … Read more

2018 NZ Mountain Film Festival competition accepting writing and film entries

Fancy yourself an adventure writer or film producer? Then enter your work in the writing or film competition at the 16th annual NZ Mountain Film and Book Festival. The festival celebrates “Adventurous sports and lifestyles”, with movie screenings, film and writing workshops, art displays, book competitions, poetry, trade shows, and more. XXX The festival is looking … Read more

IF IT’S WET, IT’S A THREAT.

Check, Clean, Dry your gear. Summer is in full swing! As the weather warms we often find ourselves spending more time in the great outdoors, visiting our favourite lakes or rivers. What you may not know, is that you could be transporting some unwanted hitchhikers on your travels from one waterway to another. Aquatic pest … Read more

Women Mountaineers Reach for the Heights

Jan Bolwell’s new play Taking the High Ground delves into the lives of two outstanding climbers. Freda du Faur, an Australian, was the first woman to scale Aoraki/Mount Cook in 1910. Lydia Bradey, a New Zealander, was the first woman to scale Mount Everest solo and without oxygen in 1988. Bolwell pushes the women together … Read more

WTMC 70th Anniversary Celebrations

Wellington Tramping and Mountaineering Club Inc. 70th Anniversary Celebrations!! Saturday 11 November 2017 Just a reminder that the Club is having its 70th Reunion on Saturday 11 November! We’ve received a large number of bookings already but there are still a few spaces left. Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to meet together and … Read more

More indoor climbing bouldering options in Wellington

We’ve had some exciting developments at our local climbing gyms in Wellington. Hangdog has opened a new bouldering area alongside the main gym. Check out their website for photos and details: www.hangdog.co.nz. Fergs Kayaks Wellington has completed an upgrade with a standalone boulder area separate from the lead room and top rope area. As Federated … Read more

2017 Best of NZ Mountain Film Festival National Tour comes to Wellington

2017 NZ Mountain Film Festival Wellington

The best of the New Zealand Mountain Film Festival National Tour is coming back to Wellington and this time we have a double feature! The festival started in 2002 and is internationally recognised as one of the world’s premier mountain film festival events. It’s NZ’s original mountain film festival with an international adventure film maker’s … Read more