Hard to find huts – putting navigation to the test

I first learned about Punga Hut a few years ago at a WTMC social night talk on the best huts and tracks not on the map. Ever since, it has been on my adventure wishlist. When we did the number 1 canyon, I tried to convince the guys to make the short jaunt to visit … Read more

WTMC Scholarship programme accepting applications

The Wellington Tramping and Mountaineering Club Scholarship programme has been a huge success so far! The club has awarded 16 scholarships totalling almost $6000 for members to develop packrafting, mountaineering, skiing and canyoning skills. The funding came from hosting the Wellington screening of the New Zealand Mountain Film Festival (in partnership with the Victoria University … Read more

Totara Flats via Waiohine Campsite…in the rain

I was keen for an overnight tramp despite the horrendous Tararua weather forecast. We’d decided that given the forecast for heavy rain and gales, our best bet was a trip in the valley that avoided any major stream or river crossings. We’d settled on Totara Flats as neither Kate or Emily had done the walk … Read more

2019 NZ Mountain Film Festival National Tour comes to Wellington!

The New Zealand Mountain Film Festival National Tour is coming back to Wellington with another double feature! The festival started in 2002 and is internationally recognised as one of the world’s premier mountain film festivals. It is New Zealand’s original mountain film festival with an international adventure film maker’s competition, as well as a highly … Read more

Seeking information about Early explorations of Chamberlain Creek

We were contacted by Dan Clearwater, author of the Canyoning in NZ guidebook and staff member at FMC about some history of the early explorations of Chamberlain Creek. If you are able to help him out, please send him a message at . “Chamberlain Creek seems to be on the tip of everyone’s tongue when talking … Read more

WTMC film night fundraiser explores a mountaineering legend

We’re excited to be hosting the Wellington screening of the award-winning documentary film Dirtbag – The Legend of Fred Beckey. The film night is a fundraiser for the WTMC Scholarship programme. Fred Beckey is the original “Dirtbag” climber whose stubborn, singular quest to conquer peaks meant a solitary life on the road, where he left … Read more

WTMC 2018 Scholarships

The scholarship programme is now running annually, please see Scholarships for more details. The Wellington Tramping and Mountaineering Club is excited to announce that we are offering scholarships to help our members gain experience and skills to further their tramping adventures. We know that members would like to develop their outdoor skills and technical knowledge … Read more

2018 Best of NZ Mountain Film Festival National Tour comes to 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

Annual Photo Competition 2018

Photos submitted for the 2018 WTMC competition will be judged by Grant Newton on Wednesday 8 August 2018 at the usual club night time of 7:30 pm. So – all of you who take photos of NZ mountain scenery and mountain related activities are invited to send the best results of your efforts to  before … Read more