There and Back

An exploration of outdoor recreation incidents in New Zealand

Published July 2016


For the first time, the outdoor recreation sector has a comprehensive picture of what’s been going on in the New Zealand outdoors from an outdoor safety perspective, across 5 major outdoor recreation activities. This publication combines all injury, search and rescue and fatality data together to present a comprehensive ‘state of the nation’ style detailed breakdown. A significant element of this project centred around working with key insights/data partners to gain access to the various data sources and then workshopping our findings with relevant organisations. This publication is available free online.

We needed to understand what was going wrong, and what you see with There and Back is the first part of an ongoing and fundamental part of who we are.
– Mike Daisley, MSC CEO 


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  • Use key insights from this document and pair with the following: 'Sourced from The New Zealand Mountain Safety Council (MSC) – There and Back2016'

Thanks to our partners for their contribution to this publication.

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