A New Route on the South-West Buttress of Bruce Peak

Thursday 17 November 2016, 2:22pm -- David Chen

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David Chen

Last summer, David Chen and Tony Burnell headed into the South Temple and climbed a 480-metre long new route on the SW buttress of the impressive Bruce Peak, involving rock climbing up to grade 17 on long run-out slabs that had barely dried from a storm.

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Tears of Papatuanuku (East Face of Mt Talbot)

Monday 7 November 2016, 8:01pm -- conorsmith24

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Steve Fortune on the crux overhanging roof crack pitch

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K. Parsons

I’d done several of the classic rock routes up on Moir’s and on the back of Barrier Knob over the past summer months but I’m ashamed to say I’ve done none of the winter routes at all in the Darrans. I was eager to see what it was all about. So with a fairly dry and dismal start to winter, Steven Fortune, Kieran Parsons and myself remained optimistic and headed to Fiordland to catch the last few days of the annual Darrans Winter Meet based out of Homer Hut.

Alpine training in Australia

Friday 21 October 2016, 11:15pm -- alastair.mcdowell

Catch the Wind (21), Blue Mountains

David Dearnly on Catch the Wind (21), Blue Mountains

David Dearnly on Catch the Wind (21), Blue Mountains

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A. McDowell

While there may be a lacking of high mountains or ice and mixed climbing, with some imagination, there is no shortage of opportunities to train the mind and body for alpine climbing in Australia. I will recount three recent training missions in Australia - an 850m climbing link-up in the Grose Valley, alpine rock climbing in the Warrumbungles, and a 90km run traversing three of the highest and most remote peaks in the Blue Mountains.

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NZAT Ice Training Camp

Monday 5 September 2016, 9:56pm -- Sarwan Chand

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David Chen climbing a left variation to Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (WI4)

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K. Brown

As part of our training for the up and coming team trip to Canada, the team spent the weekend prior to the Remarkables Ice and Mixed Festival at one of New Zealands premier Ice climbing locations,Wye Creek, to hone skills, work on technique and gain more mileage on steep ice.

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NZAT - New Mentor Requirements

Monday 5 September 2016, 10:34am -- daniel.joll

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The Carrington Rouse Crux

Rose Pearson climbing the curx on the Carrington Rose, during a winter trip to Chamonix

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Daniel Joll

New Zealand Alpine Team New Mentor Requirements

This list should be used as a guide to assess if someone has met the requirements for becoming a mentor of the New Zealand Alpine Team.

Alpine – 10 MC grade 6 (ED) routes or harder. Five of which should be winter ascents.

Rock – Sport climbing: clean redpoints of a grade 25 or harder sport climb. Traditional climbing: onsights of grade 23 or harder on fully traditional protected routes. A minimum of 10 clean ascents of grade 22 traditional protected routes.

Ice – 6 routes WI6 or harder.

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Remarkables Ice & Mixed Festival 2016

Wednesday 31 August 2016, 9:07pm -- alastair.mcdowell

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Remarkables Ice and Mixing Climbing Festival

Climber on the West Face of the Telecom Towers

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Gavin Lang Photography

Now in its fifth year running, the Remarkables Ice & Mixed Festival is becoming a must-attend event on the NZ climbing calendar! Climbers from all around the country and overseas gather in Queenstown for a long weekend to learn and practice basic mountaineering, ice climbing, mixed climbing and ski touring.

Peru Expedition 27 May - 30 June 2016

Wednesday 25 May 2016, 12:24am -- jazmorris

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Artesonraju, Paron Valley

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Wikipedia

There's an immense satisfaction in seeing the fruition of many years of hard work, perseverance and the continual acquisition of skills garnered from climbing in New Zealand and abroad. Nothing demonstrates this tremendous New Zealand climbing ability better than the four first ascents on Taulliraju (5830m) over the past two weeks.

Press Release: NZAT Peru Expedition 2016

Wednesday 18 May 2016, 3:59pm -- Pete Harris

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Taulliraju from the Punta Union Pass

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Mike Thurk

Departing on the 27th May, the Expedition Climbers’ Club (ECC) 2016 Peru Expedition will be the largest international climbing trip to leave New Zealand in the last 40 years. The expedition will be based in Peru’s Cordillera Blanca mountain range, with members of the 12 person group attempting to climb a variety of unclimbed routes on the many 5000 and 6000m peaks in the area. The expedition is also the pinnacle of the ECC’s 3-year elite youth development program; the New Zealand Alpine Team.

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Ozymandias Direct - Mt Buffalo

Wednesday 6 April 2016, 7:49pm -- alastair.mcdowell

It all started at the 'Death Stairs', a flight of 250 steps above Coogee beach, Sydney. The endorphins were obviously running rampant after those sweaty laps, because when I asked Michael Mate whether he wanted to join me for an ascent of the infamous big wall aid climb Ozymandias at Mt Buffalo, he said yes straight away. A wise decision on his part? Time would tell. But I was stoked.

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