More indoor climbing bouldering options in Wellington

We’ve had some exciting developments at our local climbing gyms in Wellington. Hangdog has opened a new bouldering area alongside the main gym. Check out their website for photos and details: www.hangdog.co.nz. Fergs Kayaks Wellington has completed an upgrade with a standalone boulder area separate from the lead room and top rope area. As Federated … Read more

The 2018 Tramping calendar – by Harry Smith

Lake Chalice

One of my favourite pieces of poetry is a prose poem by the great 19th century French poet Charles Baudelaire called Get Drunk. In English translation it goes like this: Get Drunk! It is essential to be drunk all the time. That’s all: there’s no other problem. If you do not want to feel the … Read more

2017 Best of NZ Mountain Film Festival National Tour comes to Wellington

2017 NZ Mountain Film Festival Wellington

The best of the New Zealand Mountain Film Festival National Tour is coming back to Wellington and this time we have a double feature! The festival started in 2002 and is internationally recognised as one of the world’s premier mountain film festival events. It’s NZ’s original mountain film festival with an international adventure film maker’s … Read more

Become a LandSAR Volunteer

WTMC have been contacted by the Membership Officer for Wellington LandSAR to ask if any of our members are interested in becoming volunteers. For more information about LandSAR see their website: http://www.landsarwellington.org/ The wait list closes on the 30th of April and applications close 10th May. More details can be found here at: https://www.facebook.com/LandsarWellington Any … Read more

Summertime Daywalks

In the brief fortnight of summer this year the family group went out for a couple of day walks to explore the rather foreign concept of warm sunshine. Hemi Matenga Reserve Sunday 26th February 2017 The Hemi Matenga reserve in Waikanae on was first up, and up it was, a good 400m climb between carpark … Read more

Website Updates

The Club website currently runs on three applications, the main wtmc.org.nz site (Drupal), the newsletter site (WordPress) and the forum (Phorum). Three different applications multiply the volunteer learning time to use and maintain. With many people now using mobile devices to view our most popular pages (trip list and social night programme) the sites are … Read more