Mitre Flats Waingawa River

Mitre Flats Waingawa River

What better way to spend a fine weather Sunday than an easy WTMC day walk into Mitre Flats Hut via the Barra Track and then back to the roadend via the Waingawa River. Four of us enjoyed the perfect conditions for an approximately 8 hour round trip. Here is a 3 minute video of some … Read more

Lodge Update. Our Maunga. February 2021

Whakapapa Cafe Window Reflection

Recently, the lodge sub-committee held a special meeting to discuss the future of the lodge and to reaffirm the purpose and usefulness of this club facility. More details of our thinking will follow in a month or two. Now more than ever the importance of the lodge to the club is becoming evident with RAL … Read more

Taranaki maunga east ridge

Mt Taranaki Sharks Tooth

What do WTMC trampers do after they have declared they are ‘all tramped-out’ after many trips over the previous six weeks of fine summer weather and they are then presented with a forecast for a further one-day window of perfect weather at a cool little mountain where fine days are rare? Well – they just … Read more

Otaki Forks temporary walking access

Otaki-Forks-Temporary-Walking-Access

Ōtaki Forks temporary walking track As of 21 December 2020 DOC has opened an Ōtaki Forks temporary walking access track. This is good news for trampers wanting to use the Field or Waitewaewae Tracks given the road is unlikely to be open for some time (12 months has been mentioned). So where does the track … Read more

Taranaki West Side Story

Taranaki Maunga West Side Story The unexpurgated version Contents CHAPTER 1 This latest collapse sent a massive avalanche of volcanic debris … CHAPTER 2 … and many of us were feeling a bit nervous about the loose rock situation … CHAPTER 3 … dozens of stones had now started ricocheting down the slope … CHAPTER … Read more

Photo comp

Photo comp organisers

Given that Wed club nights are unlikely to start again soon the three organisers of the 2020 WTMC Photo Competition have decided that it should be planned to be conducted on-line. This also follows the recommendations of the FMC who run the NZ-wide competition. So – the plan at the moment is to have entries … Read more

Mr Taranaki

Not so long ago many mountain gods lived happily together on the central plateau of the North Island. All the warrior mountains longed after Pihanga, the lovely bush cloaked maiden volcano— but particularly Tongariro and Taranaki. Eventually they fought ferociously, the sky darkened, there was thunder and lightning, and lava spumed from their summits. Tongariro … Read more

WTMC Annual General Meeting

WTMC Annual General Meeting (AGM) We are pleased to invite all club members to the AGM of the WTMC to be held on Wednesday 4 April, 2018, at the TTC Hall at 7:30 pm. An agenda will be sent with a second notification before the 16 March 2018. Note the AGM will be 30 minutes maximum and followed … Read more

WTMC Annual Photo Competition 2017

Photos submitted for the 2017 WTMC competition will be judged by Grant Newton on Wednesday 19 July 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 5 … Read more