Booking A Trip

Deadline

Saturday and weekend overnight trips; please book by Wednesday.

Sunday trips; please book by Thursday.

Enjoy your trip.

Programme


For guidelines in how to add a trip into the programme - click here.

[Note: Use Trip list for overview of trips, and to add trips.]
27 - 28 July
Angelus Hut Fit (Scale: 3.3)  $21

Debbie Hogan Email: debbiehogan011@gmail.com

Phone: 553 0427

Saturday depart 7.30am. Plan to head up to Angelus hut via Robert Ridge for Saturday night (serviced hut ticket needed).
Sunday AM early rising to summit Mt Angelus then head back out along the ridge. Option could be back via Speargrass hut if the group want to do a circular trip.
Crampons and ice axe must be carried and good experience essential to summit.
You can get to the hut to try crampons out for the first time and enjoy the basin area, sledge, bum slide or build snow creatures if you prefer. Bring a glass or 2 of red wine for communal mulled wine.
If you want to borrow club crampons and ice axe talk to me and I will do first come first served as fairest and least complicated option. Otherwise they can be hired elsewhere.

3 August
Rainbow Ski Area Easy 

Leah Parker Email: landkparkernz@gmail.com

Phone: 547 5683

Come enjoy the snow ( hopefully some arrives ). Ski / board if you lke or walk to the ridge and explore ( crampons and axe required ) 

Please register with full details via email landkparkernz@gmail.com

Full name

Age

Mobile

Medical

Emergency contact and their Mobile

4 August
Mt Malita Medium 

Andrea Cockerton

Phone: 539 3758 (w)

Details to follow.

5 August
Club Night and AGM  

Kate Krawczyk Email: NTC.President@yahoo.com

Phone: 5476463

Short AGM followed by the annual photo competition.  Doors open at 7pm.

The photo competition is aligned with the FMC photo competition.  This year we have an in-house judge, Raymond Salisbury.  Please send you JPEG files to Ray at newsletter@hotpixels.co.nz.

10 - 11 August
Abel Tasman Nation Park Medium (Scale: 2.8) 

Patrick Holland Email: p.t.holland@xtra.co.nz

Phone: 539 1340

SHIFTED from 10/11th - apologies to early punters. The less visited Northern Coast for an easy tramp with idyllic overnight camp. Great for shedding those winter blues.
From Wainui Bay we head to Whariwharangi for lunch at the hut or on the beautiful beach. Then on to Mutton Cove where we will drop packs for a side trip to Separation Point and then back to set up camp. On Sunday we head to Anapai Bay on the coastal track and then to the track junction for Totaranui. Up over Gibbs Hill (405m) on the main track and back down to Wainui Bay. Perhaps a side trip to Wainui Falls or to Taipo Point if there is time. 

This is part of the ATNP GW so campites must be booked at $15 a site.

N25 / BN25
17 August
Conical Hill Fit  $NR

Kate Krawczyk Email: NTC.President@yahoo.com

Phone: 5476463

A day walk into the Hope Range. A steep climb, lovely bush and good views. We travel to Tui via Tapawera and follow Hodgkinsons Rd till the start of the track. The track goes through an area of pine forest at a reasonable incline, then as the incline increases we are in beech forest. The route is fairly steep and follows a ridge till it flattens off towards the peak. Return the same way.

24 - 25 August
Mt Cupola Fit 

Mike Drake Email: mike@mikedrake.nz

Phone: 522 4458

 


Rescheduled from 20/21 July


Saturday: Walk from Kerr Bay to Cupola Hut (8) via Lake Head Hut.

Sunday: Up early and climb Mt Cupola, back to the hut for lunch then to Coldwater Hut for Water Taxis pick up at 17:00.

Water Taxis $30pp

Crampons and ice axe required.

24 August
Wooded Peak Hard 

Barry James Email: bbarryjames@gmail.com

Phone: 546 6153

Details to follow.

31 August - 1 September
Sylvester Hut Easy 

Debbie Hogan Email: debbiehogan011@gmail.com

Phone: 553 0427

2 September
Pub Night Social  

Michele Cunningham Email: michelec146@gmail.com

Phone: 021 537 421

Come along to the Sprig and Fern Hardy Street from 7pm for a casual drink, maybe something to eat, and to catch up with other clubbies.  A great opportunity to meet new people and discuss trip ideas. 

7 - 8 September
SNOW SKILLS TRAINING Medium 

Brian Renwick Email: brenwick2@icloud.com

Phone: 021 0824 9260

Walk in to somewhere with suitable snow cover, and preferably a hut nearby.

Learn French technique! Also German and American.

The object of the training is to;

  • hone existing snow skills or develop them if you are new to snow travel using gear
  • practice movement on different types and gradients of snow slopes
  • gain confidence in what is comfortably doable, and avoiding what is not.
  • practice self arresting technique in varying conditions. 
  • snow travel using walking poles will also be covered.
  • recognition and avoidance of avalanche risk.
  • plan a snow trip.

I will endeavour to find experienced mountaineers who might or might not be members, to ensure a good ratio of instructors, and a good range of ideas and techniques.

Ice axes and crampons required.

14 - 15 September
Kirwins Hut, Victoria Rge Medium 

Madeleine Rohrer Email: madeleine.rohrer@xtra.co.nz

Phone: 027 322 1507

A destination, that as a club, we haven't been to since early 2008. Details to come. Please contact Madeleine via her email address.

21 September
Takaka Hill Walkway Easy 

Uta Purcell Email: mupurcell@xtra.co.nz

Phone: 545 0280

Details to follow.

29 September
Downies Hut** Medium 

Dion Pont

Phone: 545 1808

Details to follow.

6 October
Mt Arthur Hut Cet.** Easy 

Graeme Ferrier Email: ferrierg1@gmail.com

Phone: 539 4094

Details to follow.

7 October
Club Night   $NR

Kate Krawczyk Email: NTC.President@yahoo.com

Phone: 5476463

First Aid evening

Club member Steve McGlone, who is a GP and an experienced tramper, will talk to us about first aid in the outdoors.  Come along and learn some essential skills to have in your tramping toolkit.

Come from 7pm for a cup of tea, presentation starts promptly at 7:30pm.  Gold coin donation. Nelson Intermediate School staffroom. 

12 - 13 October
Salisbury Lodge Medium  $NR

Mike Glover Email: gloversnz@gmail.com

Phone:

Plan is to walk in from Flora carpark on Saturday morning and spend the night at Salisbury Lodge (1 serviced hut ticket). During the weekend we will explore the surrounding tableland and caves in the area and spend some time learning navigation and bushcraft skills. This trip is aimed at helping the less exprencied people to feel more confident  with leading trips. Children welcome too. Depending on weather and conditions there may be the option to return via Gordons Pyramid.

Topo50 Maps BP24, BQ24
19 - 20 October
Lake Lockett Medium  $NR

Ian Morris Email: ian.morris.nz@gmail.com

Phone: 546 4785

Saturday: Park at Sylvester carpark and follow a trappers track up Diamond Lake Stream to camp at Lake Lockett.

Sunday: Up over the knob near Lake Sylvester and out past Sylvester hut.

Possible side trips to Mt Lockett or Diamond Lake if time and energy allows.

 

25 - 27 October
Tapuae-o-Uenuku Fit 

Mike Drake Email: mike@mikedrake.nz

Phone: 522 4458

Tapuae-o-Uenuku either from the Hodder, or from the Clarence side. 

More details to follow.

Note: If your snow skills are basic, or rusty, then the Snow Skills Training on September 7 - 8 would be a great way to revisit this area.

Please note that a prerequisite for this trip is that you have done an overnight trip with the club and are known to club members to have snow skills.

Crampons and ice axe required.

3 November
Lodestone / Hodder Fit 

Kath Ballantine Email: kath.ballantine@gmail.com

Phone: 027 931 5689

Lodestone / Hodder

4 November
Pub Night Social  

Michele Cunningham Email: michelec146@gmail.com

Phone: 021 537 421

Details TBA

10 November
Hackett Hut Easy 

Michele Cunningham Email: michelec146@gmail.com

Phone: 021 537 421

Details follow. Whispering Falls will be visited.

16 - 17 November
White's Bay Grade TBD 

Tim Tyler Email: karenandtim@gmail.com

Phone: 927 6189

 

Once there, anyone can do as much or as little as they want to, with walks ranging from 10mins to a 9hr ridgeline traverse with views over Port Underwood and across to the North Island. The water temperature is bracing all year round and offers a delightful end to a womble in the hills. Doc camp fees are $15, facilities excellent and there is a glowworm grotto onsite. Likely to include a pause at Pelorus Bridge for a swim if warm either way.

 

24 November
Hoary Head Medium 

Barry James Email: bbarryjames@gmail.com

Phone: 546 6153

Details to follow.

30 November - 1 December
Old Man Circuit** Hard 

Sue Henley Email: suehenley2018@gmail.com

Phone:

Details to follow.

7 - 8 December
Christmas Party Easy 

Mike Drake Email: mike@mikedrake.nz

Phone: 522 4458

Come along and enjoy the peace and tranquility of the Tadmor area. We live on 100 acres including about 25 acres of native forest.

More details to follow.

105 Fairhall Road, Tadmor.

13 - 15 December
The South Twin 1796 m Fit 

Silvano Lorandi Email: 13cime2000@gmail.com

Phone: 548 1960

From Flora carpark

1st day, walk to Ellis Basin hut and spend the night there

2nd day, climb the S twin and back to the hut

3rd day, walk out

21 December
Grampians** Easy 

Raymond Salisbury Email: newsletter@hotpixels.co.nz

Phone: 546 8060

Details to follow.

1 - 3 February
Mt Fell / Mt Fishtail Fit 

Patrick Holland Email: p.t.holland@xtra.co.nz

Phone: 539 1340

Details to follow.

1 - 3 February
Kahurangi Lighthouse Medium 

Debbie Hogan Email: debbiehogan011@gmail.com

Phone: 553 0427

Details to follow.

Date may change depending on tides.

22 - 23 February
Buckland Peaks Medium 

Kate Krawczyk Email: NTC.President@yahoo.com

Phone: 5476463

13 - 15 March
Mt Owen Medium 

Michele Cunningham Email: michelec146@gmail.com

Phone: 021 537 421

Granity Pass route. Further details to follow.