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This issue is packed with great photos and a range of enthralling articles: Derek Cheng describes his gripping story of a solo adventure gone wrong, Isaac Buckley froths about the most inspiring boulder projects at Castle Hill Basin, Patrick Clissold writes of a lesson learned on the Otira Face of Mt Rolleston, Nick Atkinson finds himself re-inspired for alpine adventures through climbing with a new partner and Tim Robertson reminisces about a time when we could travel overseas to climb—with an ode to ski touring in Switzerland. There are also technique tips for winter snow safety, advice on joining ropes for rappel, gear reviews, provocative letters and to top it all off, Keith Riley describes a new genre of climbing.

I’ve really enjoyed putting together this first-ever made-for-digital issue of The Climber, I hope you enjoy reading it. While your browser will most likely let you read it online when clicking the link above, for the best viewing experience I recommend using the download button and then opening the file for the best fullscreen experience.

Tom Hoyle – Publications Editor

The Climber is New Zealand’s dedicated climbing magazine for NZAC members and the NZ climbing community. Renewable subscriptions are available by applying online – subscribe. Please email us if you need to set up a gift subscription – gift subscription.

Published: quarterly—issue #112,  Winter 2020

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