Peter Cammell - Climbing in NZ and the Himalaya
May
8
7:30 pm19:30

Peter Cammell - Climbing in NZ and the Himalaya

  • The Dominion, Auckland

Inspired by the adventures of Sir Edmund Hillary on Mt Everest and in the Antarctic, Peter has been climbing on rock and in the mountains for over 40 years. He has achieved a number of first ascents in the Himalaya and in the New Zealand Alps. In recent years Peter has summited both Mt Everest and Mt Denali, and he continues to climb professionally and personally.

Peter is a registered Pharmacist but currently works as a Health and Safety Auditor for the NZ Adventure Activity industry as well as instructing and guiding in both rock and alpine disciplines. He is a past President and long serving member of the New Zealand Alpine Club. He currently coordinates the NZAC climbing and instruction programmes.

Peter has a passion for people, the outdoors, and the mountains in particular, and loves to introduce others to the challenges of mountaineering by sharing his enthusiasm, knowledge and skills.

A conversation with Sarah Hay - current national champion in both lead climbing and bouldering - April Meeting
Apr
10
7:30 pm19:30

A conversation with Sarah Hay - current national champion in both lead climbing and bouldering - April Meeting

Sarah Hay is a rock climber from the North Island. She is the current national champion in both lead climbing and bouldering and has experienced success internationally placing second in the 2016 Australian Bouldering championships. Sarah can be found regularly climbing at crags throughout NZ and coaches some of Auckland's young climbing athletes. She sits on the NZAC Climbing Committee, the Auckland Sport Climbing Club, Climbing New Zealand committee and represents New Zealand on the Oceania Climbing Council.
Sarah is supported by Rab Equipment, Outfitters Newmarket, Lowe Alpine and Friction Labs climbing chalk.

7:30 PM at the Dominion

Mar
13
7:30 pm19:30

Sylvie Admore - Climbing in Antarctica - March Meeting

If you have ever seen a documentary on Antarctica you have no doubt wondered: how do I get there? Since returning in February to New Zealand from a climbing trip to the Antarctic Peninsula I have been wondering: how do I get back?

The endlessly glaciated peaks and valleys, the inky ocean teeming with wildlife, these are what make the Antarctic Peninsula a climbing destination like no other. I was fortunate enough to have been selected as a member of the New Zealand Antarctic Heritage Trust's Inspiring Explorers Team in 2017. At the March meeting I'll be talking about our ascent of Mt Scott and the diverse possibilities for adventure presented by the Antarctic Peninsula

Rose Pearson - Taulliraju - December Meeting
Dec
12
7:30 pm19:30

Rose Pearson - Taulliraju - December Meeting

Rose grew up listening to (tall) tales of past tramping exploits in the fiordland area from her parents and their Otago tramping and mountaineering club friends. Upon heading to Christchurch, however, she lost her way among the boulder mats and 2m problems of Castle Hill. Fortunately, this interest in climbing quickly turned to trad, and a few transalpine tramping trips soon lead her to mountaineering. She prefers technical climbing and has been seeking out long technical alpine routes wherever she can for the last several years

Although currently based in the UK, Rose began her mountaineering career with snow and alpine rock ascents around Arthurs Pass (Rolleston and Mt Temple), South Canterbury (Cloudy peak), Aoraki Region (The Nuns Veil), Aspiring Region (NW Ridge of Mt Aspiring), before a quick introduction to mixed and ice climbing at the 2013 Darrens Winter Meet. She then headed north for a three to four year stint in the U.K. where she has taken advantage of the proximity of Scotland and the European Alps. Scotland has provided her with plenty of alpine ice and mixed climbed with difficulties through Scottish VI/VII 6/7, while the European Alps have been her introduction to long (1000+vm) multi-day technical alpine rock and mixed routes climbed over 1 to 3 day periods in winter and summer in the TD+ to ED range. 

In 2015 a winter trip to Canada saw her round out her winter climbing experience with three weeks of ice climbing up to WI5/WI5+ in and around the ice field parkways. In 2016 Rose participated in the New Zealand Alpine Team Expedition to the Cordillera Blanca Range in Peru. Here she was finally able to put her experiences from NZ, Canada, Scotland and the European Alps together on virgin ground as part of the first ascent team of the West Ridge of Taulliraju. The ascent was made over four days in light alpine style and include difficulties up to 5.8, AI5 and M4.

The Troll Finger Expedition - November Meeting
Nov
14
7:30 pm19:30

The Troll Finger Expedition - November Meeting

Come along to hear about three New Zealanders having a wild adventure on the tiny, wacky, wonderful Faroe Islands. See photos and video from the preparation and ascent of a new, challenging climb straight out of the sea.

7:30pm Monday 14 November 2016 'The Dominion Bar'
234 Dominion Road, Mt Eden.

Reel Rock 11
Oct
17
7:00 pm19:00

Reel Rock 11

  • OGGB4, Owen Glenn Building

The Auckland Section of the NZAC are excited to announce we will be hosting Reel Rock 11 at 7pm on October 17th in the Owen Glenn Building at Auckland University, OGGB4.

Tickets $20 or $15 for AURAC and NZAC members, cash on the door.

REEL ROCK cranks it up to 11 with our latest collection of electrifying climbing films showcasing the sport's biggest stories and athletes. The five new films deliver edge-of-your-seat action, globe-trotting exploration, big laughs and true inspiration.

More information here.

Eating for alpinism - Cam Mitchell
Oct
11
7:30 pm19:30

Eating for alpinism - Cam Mitchell

PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A TUESDAY. The Dominion is closed on the Monday.

What to eat in the hills and in the city to maximise alpine climbing performance.

Cam is a transplanted Canadian and a member of the Auckland section. He holds a PhD in exercise physiology and is currently a research fellow working in nutrition at the University of Auckland.  
He will review basic sports nutrition for endurance athletes and then look at how to apply these principles to an alpine environment. Topics will include the carbohydrates vs fat to fuel long days and protein how much, when and why. Cam will also discuss some of mountain food available in NZ and their pros and cons.

Come join Cam for a discussion of what to eat in the hills, remember to bring your nutrition and training questions.

 

Twin summits - highs and lows of a bifurcated climbing career - Dr Penny Brothers
Sep
12
7:30 pm19:30

Twin summits - highs and lows of a bifurcated climbing career - Dr Penny Brothers

Come join Penny as she shares with us some of her impressive climbing history along with some insights into where the alpine club is heading as a result of the recent strategic planning process.

Dr Penny Brothers (NZAC President) was born and grew up in Auckland, New Zealand.  Penny has combined an academic career in chemistry at the University of Auckland with a keen interest in the mountains around the world. Climbs in Yosemite include the West Face Of El Capitan, the Direct North West Face of Half Dome, the West Face of Sentinel, and the Leaning Tower.   She was a member of the 1980 American and Indian women’s expedition to the Garhwal Himalaya and a member of the summit party of the first ascent of Bhrigupanth (6770 m).

Climbing in the 1960s - Alex Parton
Aug
8
7:30 pm19:30

Climbing in the 1960s - Alex Parton

Apart from 2 seasons spent in Fiji and the Antarctic, Alex spent 13 summer seasons between 1958 – 1972 and 1976 climbing in the Southern Alps – mostly in the Mt Cook region. During that time he became the second person to climb all of NZ’s 31 x 3,000m peaks.

In the mid 60’s he joined the Auckland Section’s 1967 Andean Expedition to Peru and made 3 first ascents and 6 second ascents by new routes in the Cordillera Carabaya. This trip was followed by climbs in the USA (Yosemite) and Canada.

Come join Alex as he shares some of New Zealands climbing history with us. A look at the 1960s in New Zealand mountaineering, with an overview of the equipment commonly in use at the time.

Annual Gear Swap - June Meeting
Jul
11
7:30 pm19:30

Annual Gear Swap - June Meeting

Come join us for the Auckland sections 2016 gear swap. We’re aiming to make this an annual event from here onwards, so please show your support to make this a success. Snowcrafters, this is a great opportunity to come along and pick up some quality pre-loved gear to help reduce the cost of getting setup for the coming season.

This will be a fairly informal meeting, there’ll be a few tables setup for people to display gear on, and plenty of space to socialize, have a few drinks and plan a few crazy adventures for the coming season.

Feel free to bring any sort of mountain related gear along, mountaineering, skiing/snowboarding, hiking, etc. Try not to bring any junk though.

Payment to be arranged between traders on the night, there’s an ATM across the road for cash if you need it.

Please add a comment to the event with what you’ll be bringing along for trade/sale if you have time, or what you’re looking to acquire to give people an idea of what will be available (and the help us guesstimate table space!).

There'll be a prize for most trades made on the night, which will be fiercly contested so make sure you brush up on your bartering.

Sellers, please consider donating a portion of your profits to the club to help us import some amazing speakers this year!

All welcome - non members we ask for a small donation.

Banff Mountain Film Festival 2016
Jun
28
Jul 4

Banff Mountain Film Festival 2016

  • SkyCity Theatre

The Banff Mountain Film Festival is the largest, and one of the most prestigious, mountain festivals in the world. Hot on the heels of the festival held every autumn in Banff, Canada the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour hits the road.

 

David Ellis - Founder and owner of Earth Sea and Sky
May
9
7:30 pm19:30

David Ellis - Founder and owner of Earth Sea and Sky

  • The Dominion

David Ellis - founder and owner of the specialised outdoor clothing brand Earth Sea Sky will talk about his 35 years experience designing and making outdoor clothing and equipment in New Zealand. His grandfather started the Fairydown brand and supplied Sir Edmund Hillary the sleeping bag he used during the first ascent of Mt Everest. His father joined the business and was the engineer that accompanied Hillary on his tractor trip to the South Pole.
During the evening David a keen outdoor enthusiast will talk about his unique family heritage, remarkable people he has meet, interesting places he has visited, some misunderstandings of functional clothing, the importance of efficient layering systems and how Earth Sea Sky survives in a world of exaggerated marketing claims, huge advertising budgets and discounts - A night of entertainment not to be missed!

Monday 9th May, 7:30pm - The Dominion
All welcome - non members we ask for a small donation.

Christine Jensen Burke - K2
Feb
4
7:30 pm19:30

Christine Jensen Burke - K2

  • The Dominion

Date Change: THURSDAY 4th FEBRUARY

The first meeting back for 2016 - and it's a good one!! 

Christine Jensen Burke the first Australasian woman to climb K2 will be with us to share her adventures. Having climbed mountains all over the world, in 2013, Chris became one of only a small handful of climbers, female or male, to reach the summit of 4 x 8,000m peaks in a 12 month period when she reached the summit of Lhotse, G1, G2 and Manaslu. She followed these climbs up with another 3 x 8,000m peaks in 2014 - Makalu, K2 and Cho-Oyu. How did she do it?? Be there to find out.

THURSDAY 4th of February 7.30 pm - The Dominion

Peter Cammell - Denali
Dec
14
7:30 pm19:30

Peter Cammell - Denali

Head Instructor Peter Cammell will be sharing his latest big mountain adventure. Be there for the last meeting of the year!


Monday 14th December, 7.30pm The Dominion

Reel Rock 10
Nov
19
7:30 pm19:30

Reel Rock 10

  • auckland university

In its landmark 10th year, Reel Rock is kicking off the 2015 world tour ro over 450 locations around the world. Reel Rock 10 features exclusive premiers of short films by Reel Rock co-founders Sender Films and Big Up productions that tell the stories of the most exciting vertical action from the past year. From big walls to big moves, and featuring athletes Tommy Caldwell, Kevin Jorgeson, Alex Honnold, Daniel Woods and a special tribute to the late Dean Potter, this year's tour boasts and eclectic programme that will get you psyched!

Quiz Night
Nov
9
7:30 pm19:30

Quiz Night

Join us for what will be an entertaining climbing trivia night - a great opportunity to meet new club members and battle it out in teams to find out who really knows the meaning of all those confusing climbing terms and geeky facts about the mountaineering world. 

Lydia Bradey
Oct
12
7:00 pm19:00

Lydia Bradey

In 1988, Lydia became the first woman to climb Mount Everest without supplementary oxygen. She made the ascent alone and to date she is the only New Zealander to have made an oxygen-free ascent. Her climb was and still is considered a truly remarkable achievement. She will be with us to share her stories of mountaineering, living life on the edge, and the entertaining people and antics she has encountered along the way. 
A talk not to be missed by mountaineering royalty!

Jul
13
7:30 pm19:30

Tashi & Nungshi Malik

Don’t miss the July meeting because it’s a good one!

Tashi and Nungshi Malik will be with us to share their intrepid adventures and their record-breaking achievements. No strangers to adventure, the girls are the World's first siblings and twins to have conquered the seven highest peaks on each continent.

Not being content with having scaled the Seven Summits - they've just completed the Explorers Grand Slam (last degree), reaching the North and South Poles, becoming the first siblings to do so. The girls have proved that “Mountains do not discriminate based on gender - They pose the same physical and mental challenge to men and women. And they punish both equally for their mistakes.”

How did they do it??

Be there to find out! Monday 13th July, 7.30pm – The Dominion.

All welcome - For non club members we ask for a small donation.

Ruapehu Alpine Rescue Organisation
May
11
7:30 pm19:30

Ruapehu Alpine Rescue Organisation

  • The Dominion

They will be with us to discuss who they are, what they do and cover a few safety and first aid essentials to ensure we don’t need to make use of their services when enjoying the outdoors this winter.
 

March Club Meeting  |  Karl Schimanski Baffin Island Climbing
Mar
9
7:30 pm19:30

March Club Meeting | Karl Schimanski Baffin Island Climbing

  • The Dominion

Baffin Island is best known for its big wall climbing, consisting of ancient granite faces. The wild and adventurous come to climb in a very desolate setting with virtually unlimited potential for exploratory climbing and first ascents. Here all about it from Karl Schimanski

Club Meeting - Dave Williams Sea2Summit7
Feb
9
7:30 pm19:30

Club Meeting - Dave Williams Sea2Summit7

  • The Dominion

Join us for our first meeting of 2015 and it’s a good one!
In his search for a fresh adventure where he could see the world and test his limits, Dave Williams set his sights on becoming the first person to climb the highest mountain in each continent from the nearest feasible coastline – sparking the idea of sea2summit7 with the aim of raising $100,000 and raising awareness for male mental health.