Lodge Summer Photo Competition Results

The results of the lodge summer photo competition are: 1st. Lynley Goowin. Two nights for two people in the club lodge 2nd. Tony Gazley. $40 Bivouac voucher 3rd. Tony Gazley. $20 Bivouac voucher. There will be another competition next year – so keep your best summer lodge based photos for then and be in to … 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

Another take on that Peruvian adventure…

Ken McNatty kept the audience enthralled at the last club night with his recounting of the Peruvian adventure he and his fellow WTMC-ers undertook in 1968. Their accomplishments (26 peaks over the two months they were encamped in the Andes; 18 of which were first ascents) are hard to fathom in this day and age, … Read more

South Island High Country Access Report

The New Zealand Walking Access Commission has produced a draft report for consultation on public access to the outdoors in and around the South Island High Country. The Commission is the Crown entity responsible for public access to the outdoors, and in particular for access across private land, and access that crosses multiple land tenures … Read more

2018 NZ Mountain Film Festival competition accepting writing and film entries

Fancy yourself an adventure writer or film producer? Then enter your work in the writing or film competition at the 16th annual NZ Mountain Film and Book Festival. The festival celebrates “Adventurous sports and lifestyles”, with movie screenings, film and writing workshops, art displays, book competitions, poetry, trade shows, and more. XXX The festival is looking … Read more


Check, Clean, Dry your gear. Summer is in full swing! As the weather warms we often find ourselves spending more time in the great outdoors, visiting our favourite lakes or rivers. What you may not know, is that you could be transporting some unwanted hitchhikers on your travels from one waterway to another. Aquatic pest … Read more

Women Mountaineers Reach for the Heights

Jan Bolwell’s new play Taking the High Ground delves into the lives of two outstanding climbers. Freda du Faur, an Australian, was the first woman to scale Aoraki/Mount Cook in 1910. Lydia Bradey, a New Zealander, was the first woman to scale Mount Everest solo and without oxygen in 1988. Bolwell pushes the women together … Read more

WTMC 70th Anniversary Celebrations

Wellington Tramping and Mountaineering Club Inc. 70th Anniversary Celebrations!! Saturday 11 November 2017 Just a reminder that the Club is having its 70th Reunion on Saturday 11 November! We’ve received a large number of bookings already but there are still a few spaces left. Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to meet together and … Read more