Mountain Safety Council

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NZ Mountain Safety Council

Our friends at the NZ Mountain Safety Council are the pros when it comes to planning and safety advice for any trip into the outdoors. Whether you’re an experienced tramper, or new to the outdoors, this page will provide a list of useful resources to help you have a safe and successful adventure in the outdoors, every time. 

Plan My Walk

NZ Mountain Safety Council’s free Plan My Walk app makes trip planning easy with a suite of awesome features. You’ll be able to:

  • Stay on top of weather forecasts
  • Get track alerts 
  • Find local tracks
  • Share your plans with family and friends
  • Create interactive gear lists

And more…! Get the app for free.

How-to videos

We’ve taken frequently asked questions about outdoor adventures and developed a series of ‘how-to’ videos to help you fully prepare for walking or hiking in New Zealand’s changeable conditions. 

Featuring Macpac’s Holly Gaskin (Senior Macpac Equipment Designer) and NZ Mountain Safety Council’s Tom Harris (Partnerships Advisor - Alpine) the videos provide expert tips on how to be ready for all weather, layering, taking care of your gear, fitting your pack and more. This is an ongoing series so make sure to check out the full playlist.