Te Ahu Pātiki is 500ha of iconic land including the summits of Mt Herbert/Te Ahu Pātiki and Mt Bradley, the two highest points in the Ōtautahi/Christchurch district.
The Rod Donald Banks Peninsula Trust is currently working on an agreement with the landowner to purchase this substantial block and bring it into public ownership, with the aim to develop this land into a conservation park for walking, biking and climbing, and protecting and restoring native biodiversity, with full permanent public access.
Protection and regeneration of our local natural landscapes is something close to our hearts here at Uprising. Imagine looking across Lyttelton Harbour to see the facing hillside covered in beautiful native forest, and climbing at Mt Bradley above stands of kātote, tī kōuka and tōtara!
So, we are psyched to announce that, until Christmas Day 2020, Uprising will match donations from the climbing community, dollar for dollar, up to $10,000, towards this amazing project!
This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for us climbers to help the Trust create a legacy for generations to come.
To participate, simply enter the word “CLIMBER” in the comments section when donating here: christchurchfoundation.org.nz/giving/project/te-ahu-patiki.