mountain culture / aotearoa

moun·tain /mount(ə)n/ a region characterised by remoteness and inaccessibility.

cul·ture/ˈkəlCHər/ the arts and other manifestations of human intellectual achievement regarded collectively.

Named for the year Mount Aspiring National Park was founded, 1964 is a reader-supported, quarterly print and digital magazine based in the far south of Aotearoa New Zealand. We write about our country’s remote places and the people who seek them out. We render New Zealand’s landscapes in close-up, not in wide-angle. We hunt outdoor adventure for the awe and the challenge in it, but also for the creativity, psychology and eccentricity. We look for the comedy in it too. The stories in 1964 are not ones you’ve heard before, because, like a good punchline, the best things in life are sometimes hard to find.

Find your free copy of 1964 at your local pub, outdoor store, café, lodge and backcountry hut, or get in touch to subscribe.