So what’s this festival all about?

This is the annual climbing meet of the Expedition Climbers Club Incorporated.  Bringing together a huge cross section of climbers from around NZ and the world.  Beginners get to rub shoulders and share the rope with the top winter alpine climbers in NZ. Clinics, competitions, races and social gatherings advance and promote modern mixed climbing. Showcasing the new and existing route potential on NZ’s most accessible multi-pitch winter training area, the Remarkables. Sharing local knowledge and forming new climbing partnerships. Fundraising for the ECC Expedition Capital Fund.  You need to be a club member to attended this event.  Those who wish to join can visit the registration page of this website.  You can join the club and register for a clinic all one one simple form.

Registrations Open

Registrations open one week after the festival finishes, first come first served. Registrations close three weeks prior to the festival or when ever the clinics / general climbing allocation is full.

Checkout for info on local routes.  Climb NZ is a great online resource.  Make sure you add comments, list new routes and update any relevant information for the climbs you do.

Not for profit

This is a club event.  Some of your club membership fee / clinic fee goes towards the direct costs of running the event.  In addition all proceeds raised from our charity auction will go to the ECC Expedition Capital Fund, festival running costs and award prizes.  Clinics and the organisational work required to make the festival run is done by volunteers who freely donate their time, energy and experience.