2019 WTMC Photo Competition

2019 Photo Competition WTMC Winners and runners-up in the 2019 WTMC Photo Competition judged by Grant Newton. The photos were entered in the FMC national competition which this year attracted a record 565 photographs from 35 clubs and 31 individual supporters. Above bush edge with human element Winner: Syme Hut, Tony Gazley . Runner-up: Taranaki … 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

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

Mt Starveall instead of Mt Patriarch

This trip was planned as a Medium trip to Mt Patriarch in Kahurangi NP…. but the week leading up to Queen’s Birthday weekend had rather a lot of rain so there was no way we were getting across the ford on the Wangapeka River Road. (The advice we had said not to even try crossing … 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

Environmentally Conscious Tramping brochure by Maj-Britt Engelhardt

Be aware. Consider … Environmentally Conscious Tramping brochure By Maj-Britt Engelhardt I’m passionate about tramping and nature (mountains, trees, flowers, birds, etc) but have struggled to find useful information to help me make better environmental decisions when tramping. At my 2018 club talk on Environmentally Conscious Tramping I realised others had the same problem when … Read more

From the President…in November

As always things have been busy in the world of WTMC this month, particularly on the training front. Club members have variously attended first aid training, a pack-rafting safety course, canyoning abseiling basics and we’ve got river safety training coming up this weekend too. Many thanks to those involved with organising these training sessions and … Read more