Mt Aspiring/Tititea

The usual trio of Elisabet, Nick and myself had been talking about Aspiring for at least a year, and plans finally came together for Christmas 2018. It was on. We’d had the helicopter booked for months, I’d be in Wanaka on the 26th, Nick and Elisabet would fly down to meet me, we’d have a … Read moreMt Aspiring/Tititea

WTMC film night fundraiser explores a mountaineering legend

We’re excited to be hosting the Wellington screening of the award-winning documentary film Dirtbag – The Legend of Fred Beckey. The film night is a fundraiser for the WTMC Scholarship programme. Fred Beckey is the original “Dirtbag” climber whose stubborn, singular quest to conquer peaks meant a solitary life on the road, where he left … Read moreWTMC film night fundraiser explores a mountaineering legend

Invitation to “Scenic Playground” book launch

Back in January, Cindy gave a talk based on the work she had done as a research assistant for a book about early mountaineering tourism in New Zealand. ‘When will the book be coming out?’ you asked. It’s now gone to press, and you are welcome to attend the launch. It’s going to be on … Read moreInvitation to “Scenic Playground” book launch