Useful Links

Softrock: Arthur's Pass Mountaineering - great site for weather and conditions!

Arthur's Pass Climbing Guide

Alpine Recreation - guding and trekking

New Zealand Alpine Club

New Zealand Climbing Area Guides

Powerband: bouldering in New Zealand

Federated Mountain Clubs

Massey University Alpine Club

New Zealand Sportclimbing Federation

New Zealand Mountain Guides Association

New Zealand Outdoor Instructors' Association

The Roxx - Indoor Rockclimbing Facility

Southern Alps Guiding

South Island Climbing

Sun, Rock, Ice

Vertical Resources - Conditions, Expeditions, Tips and Information - French huts/discount

Mountain Safety Agencies

Arthurs Pass Mountaineering Conditions (softrock again)

MetVUW NZ Weather

Mountain Radio Service

New Zealand Land Search And Rescue

New Zealand Mountain Safety Council

South Island snow stability information

Weather forecasts


Brief area forecasts, including mountain forecasts (Metservice) Bill Atkinson, Mountain Guide at a selection of links, including animated six-day forecasts showing precipitation and pressure. A recent addition is a link called "Wx calculators" to the Australian Bureau of Meteorology's conversion calculators for temperature, pressure, wind and rainfall. This is a quick way to convert Fahrenheit readings to Celsius, or knots to miles/hr, km/hr, etc. This is also an onward link to a calculator for the value of relative humidity.