The New Zealand Mountain Safety Council (MSC) was formed in 1965 in response to concerns over the increasing number of incidents in the bush and mountains. Representatives from a number of government and recreational organisations formed an incorporated society with the goal of enhancing safety in outdoor adventure activities.
The MSC today
The New Zealand Mountain Safety Council (MSC) is a national organisation with a mandate to encourage safe participation in land-based outdoor activities. It does this through the development and promotion of safety messaging, by identifying and responding to insights provided by the ongoing collection and analysis of data, and by building partnerships with relevant organisations.
Safer places, safer activities, safer people.
Enabling people to enjoy their outdoors recreation safely.
- Professionalism: We will collaborate with the rest of the outdoor sector and share what we know.
- Integrity: We will be open and honest in everything we do.
- Trust: We will be the organisation people look to for how to get prepared and stay safe outdoors.