Ben Mitchell

Ben, 16, is a student at John McGlashan College and a keen adventurer. He is a committee member of the New Zealand Alpine Club, Otago Branch and has spent a month climbing in Nepal - at times at altitudes above 5600 m, and spent time in numerous alpine environments in the South Island. The activities often involve the use of crampons, ice axes and roping up. He also regularly volunteers with meeting and planting with Department of Conservation in Dunedin.