Safer Places, Safer Activities, Safer People 

We are a national organisation who has been working for more than 50 years with a mandate to encourage safe participation in land-based outdoor activities. We do 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. 

The ability to critically analyse a situation and make an informed decision is part of heading outdoors. It’s also what makes it an adventure — in that you never quite know what you’ll find. At MSC we promote “knowing your limits," only you know the level of risk that is appropriate to the situational factors, your experience and your equipment. – Mike Daisley, CEO

Our vision

Safer places, safer activities, safer people.

Our mission

Enabling people to enjoy their outdoors recreation safely.

Our values
    • 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 

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How we get it done
    • We have a council of 27 Member Organisations who we collaborate with
    • We have a board from various backgrounds and you can meet them here
    • To accomplish our mission we have a team that is made of Partnership Advisors, a Communications Team and General Admin who work collaboratively with partner organisations.
What is #MakeItHomeNZ?
MSC encourage exploration and adventure in the incredible wilderness regions of New Zealand. We encourage you to participate, get out there and see what all the fuss is about. New Zealand is on the bucket list of so many people around the world for good reason.
We also encourage safe practices that ensure you make it home to your family and friends. We want you to make it home with adventurous stories, memories and photos. But, most of all we want you to make it home to do it all again next time. That's why on every advertisement, press release, video and resource we reaffirm our intent to help the 1.2 Million+ participants in outdoor recreation to make it home. You can help us spread this philosophy by sharing our resources and following the outdoor safety code so you make it home.
– Mike Daisley, CEO


Read about our history

Meet our council members

Look at our funders


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History of MSC

We have been enabling outdoor safety in New Zealand for over 50 years. Read more

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MSC Board Members

Inspector Nic Brown | Board Chair Read more

Alpine boardwalk - YZ Yuen

MSC Member Organisations

The New Zealand Mountain Safety Council consists of a group of Member Organisations who all have a vested interest in safety in the outdoors. These Council Members form the organisation's Governance structure, providing strategic direction. Read more

Sunrise Lake - Nathan W


A huge thanks to all of our funders who make our efforts possible! Read more