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Welcome to the New Zealand Mountain Safety Council (MSC)

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.



Essential Safety Information - Winter 2016 

NZ Avalanche Advisory (NZAA)  |  Snow Code  |  Alpine / Snow Videos 

We've developed easy to read guides and videos explaining New Zealand specific conditions and strategies. For more detailed information please follow the Safety Tips or Get Outdoors tabs in the navigation bar above. 


General Safety Information 

Outdoor Recreation Activity Guides  

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Video & Social 

YouTube Channel 

Visit MSC's YouTube Channel

FACEBOOK - Main Page 



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Mountain Safety Council managed websites
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