Editor Shaun Barnett, with a small team of hard working helpers, promotes Federated Mountain Clubs ideals through the Bulletin. Our flagship publication is published four times a year, provides vital links between members and outside agencies, and forms a rich archive of otherwise unpublished material.
The editorial direction of the FMC Bulletin is to provide news, articles and a forum for debate for users of the New Zealand’s public lands, especially members of FMC-affiliated clubs.
The content of the Bulletin is decided by the editor. An executive committee will consider concerns relating to published items. Write to FMC, PO Box 1604 Wellington.
Have your say and submit an article!
Contributions should be submitted in electronic form to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed on disk to: The Editor, FMC Bulletin, PO Box 14 224, Kilbirnie, Wellington 6022. Where does that leave people with typewriters, ballpoints, fountain pens or stone tablets? Grovelling to friends and next of kin with computer skills, that’s where! Sorry folks, we won’t do your keyboarding for you. Colour transparencies and photographs should carry the name and address of the submitter, otherwise return can’t be guaranteed. More…
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Key Dates 2012 (2013 dates will be advised soon)
|Issue||Editorial Deadline||Issue to Clubs|
|MARCH 2012||1 Feb 2013||18 March 2013|
|JUNE 2012||12 April 2013||3 June 2013|
|AUGUST 2012||28 June 2013||26 Aug 2013|
|NOVEMBER 2012||27 Sept 2013||11 November 2013|
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The Latest Bulletin
Publication of the latest Bulletin to our website is delayed to give our member clubs the chance to distribute it to their own members first.
FMC Supports River Fording Research
FMC supported veteran tramper and climber Brian Wilkins to trial a new method of river fording using modern, lightweight polypropylene ropes. Brian also waded through back-country literature into the vexed matter of fording (see the November 2011 FMC Bulletin). His full report is available as as a pdf on this link:
A complete set of Bulletins from 1957 to the present is available at this link
You can now access from this link a pdf of every Bulletin published and a list of contents by decade or for the period 1957 to 2009 (inc) in one Word document which can be downloaded and searched.