FMC Newsletter and Update

There are a few changes afoot at the Federated Mountain Clubs, including a new name and new look for your quarterly FMC Bulletin (next one due out later in March). There is also some interesting reading in their latest newsletter. Read all about the FMC news here:

The journal is coming to your mailbox soon – make sure we have your correct address!

Do we have your correct email and postal addresses? We will be posting out the annual club Journal in mid-December, as well as emailing invoices for 2017/2018 membership fees. Please let us know () if you need to update your postal or email addresses. We don’t want you to miss out!

Lodge Survey: Please complete!

The club is doing some research into usage of the club lodge at Whakapapa. We want people involved with the WTMC to complete a survey we are conducting. We’re interested in your views whether you have used the lodge or not… if you have used the lodge we need to find out what you think … Read more

FMC Expedition Scholarships: Apply now

Applications for FMC expedition scholarships are open now and close on the 15th September. We know you are an adventurous lot, so we’d like to encourage WTMC members to apply. For the first time FMC is able to offer Expedition Scholarships to adventurers of all ages, so whether you are a family, adult or veteran … Read more

Update on WTMC Trap Line: The Statistics So Far

We thought you might like a quick update on the WTMC trap line. The trap line is based at Upper Makaroro in the Ruahines and encloses a river valley that is home to Whio (Blue Duck). Members of the WTMC visit the trap line around once every month to empty the traps of predators and … Read more

The 2017 NZ Tramping Calendar

When, in less than the blink of a cosmic eyeball from now, I am sitting in my wheelchair in my geriatric old-age, breathless, bald, wrinkled, pot-bellied,  threadbare rug draped over my bony, aching knees, dribbling down my plastic bib and muttering dark imprecations to myself about the Youth of Today, my young nieces and nephews … Read more