Our team is safety focussed and operates to the highest standards both indoors and out. You will find our staff to be friendly, approachable and keen to share their expertise.
NZOIA Rock 1 with Sport Endorsement, PHEC
Founder of Basecamp Wanaka Climbing Centre, Managing Director Loz Ogle is our resident Kiwi and has been climbing for over 20 years. He studied Outdoor Education and has worked in the industry, both here in New Zealand and in Italy, Wales and Australia for over 10 years. When not at work or at the local crag Loz can be found skiing at Treble Cone, volunteering for the local Search and Rescue group or developing his green thumb in the garden.
Originally from Tasmania, Jules came to Wanaka in 2005 to pursue her love of the mountains. She soon found her niche as a ski-patroller at Cardrona. Until recently she has spent the summers in Punakaiki on the West Coast, but has now moved to Wanaka full-time with her partner and daughter.
Tui has been a resident for the past 2 years (when Loz is working) she usually sleeps in the office but will come out for pats when invited.
Rob moved to Wanaka with his wife and daughter in 2013 and began working at Basecamp soon after. Rob trained in the UK and has 20 years experience in the outdoor instruction industry. With a previous life in the Royal Marines, Rob is now very involved with the local Air Cadets
Nia has been climbing at Basecamp since our inception in 2009 and has risen through the ranks ever since. She features in the Wanaka rock climbing guide book and was a regular at our women’s night before moving to Dunedin last year to study Psychology and Zoology (both excellent skills for working at Basecamp!) Luckily for us Nia still returns to Wanaka in the uni holidays and is passionate about motivating and coaching climbers.
NZOIA Rock 1, PHEC
Frankie joined the Basecamp team early in 2014 and hasn’t stopped since. Her boundless energy and enthusiasm are an asset to the team and has resulted in Frankie recently achieving both her NZOIA Rock 1 and Pre-hospital Emergency Care qualifications in just 1 week, whilst jet -lagged! On her days off Frankie is usually to be found developing her new passion of mountaineering.
Stef has also been climbing at Basecamp since we opened in 2009 and has a real passion for climbing and bouldering. He began as a member of the Wanaka Cliffhangers Climbing Club, competing on a national level and representing New Zealand at the Oceania Boulder Championships.