climbing

Bulding up the miles

By GUY WILLIAMS A Queenstown carpenter’s transforming his body for the challenge of his life. Stefan Heinrich says he ‘‘caught the bug’’ when he ran the 15km Miners Trail at last year’s Motatapu multisport event, and decided to give himself a...

Heads-up for adventure trip

By PHILIP CHANDLER A Queenstown-founded charity’s helping local kids attend the national final of an adventure sports challenge. Having won the regional Get2Go Challenge in September, eight Year 9 Wakatipu High students are off to the Hillary Outdoors education centre on...
By PHILIP CHANDLER A TV doco this Easter Sunday depicts a fundraising climb of Africa's most famous mountain to mark a Queenstown-based charity's 15th anniversary. In Mountain of Hope - screening on TVNZ 1 at 8.15am and TVNZ 1+1 at 9.30am...
New Zealand's first three-discipline indoor climbing facility is nearly ready to open its doors. Work is nearly finished on Basecamp Adventures Queens-town's Remarkables Park climbing centre, which boss Loz Ogle is hoping will be open within weeks. Ogle says it's the...

World-class centre

Queenstown will have the country's "premier training facility" for the new Olympic sport of indoor climbing, when a centre opens this winter. Basecamp Adventures Queenstown has been planning its Remarkables Park centre for 18 months. It'll go in the same block...
Queenstown's climbing community is in shock after two tragic accidents within a few days. New Zealand Alpine Team members Conor Smith, of Queenstown, and Sarwan Chand, of Wanaka, died in a fall in the Darran Mountains, Fiordland National Park. Their bodies...
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