At the recent AGM of the Federated Mountain Clubs (FMC), WTMC was delighted to hear that one of our members, Ian Harrison, has been awarded the supreme prize for the New Zealand wide FMC photo competition in 2014.
The Banff Film Festival World Tour hit Wellington last week, with three sold-out screenings. I only managed to catch one of the two programmes, which was the usual mix of inspiration and eclecticism. There’s something special about seeing the outdoors on the big screen in the company of several hundred like-minded people. This is the … Read more
I’m really pleased to let you know that Nick Jennings is going to give a presentation at club this coming Wednesday the 2nd of July. For those of you who don’t know Nick, he is one of our life members and has been part of the club for many a year. Nick will be talking about tramping in … Read more
We’re running WTMC vans to the lodge this year! The first weekend is 19/20 July and it will be popular so get in quck. Accommodation-wise there’s at least a few bunks free on all winter weekends – for now. We’re running a Club Week on 10-15 August, and on 21-26 September too if there’s demand, so we’d love to see you there. For full details read on.
Spring Schedule Trip Planning The spring schedule trip planning night is on the 2nd July at 6pm at the TTC hall. All are welcome and your attendance is encouraged further by the provision of FREE pizza. Please do not believe that you have to have oodles of tramps under your belt to come to trip … Read more
Odds & Ends Tramping with Children by Karen Jordan This book was written to encourage more parents to take their children tramping. The tracks have all been walked by the author’s children when they were under 10 years of age. The book is set out into two sections. The first section covers useful information such as … Read more
Welcome to our new members this month: Mark Pothecary Claire Dekker Jane Latchem Rose Columbus Fiona Stevens McFadden and Andrew McFadden and their children Cayla, Claren and Sam. Keep an eye on your letter box for the 2014/2015 FMC cards and the latest FMC bulletin. If your mailing address or other contact details need to … Read more
On the 4th of June, the WTMC Committee members each shared a tale about one of their better learning experiences while tramping. The stories were read aloud and at the end, the audience tried to match the committee member with the story. If you missed out, don’t worry! A few of the stories were so good, the’ve made … Read more
See more pictures from Sarah. Andrei’s report of Saturday: An important takeaway was quickly realised – my venerable Mazda Millenia sedan, which was the surrogate club van for the weekend, can only hold four backpacks. Three in the boot and one in the middle of the back seat. Just as well we had a late … Read more
I’m not unaccustomed to being cold. I once was a student in Christchurch living in a flat seemingly designed by Fisher & Paykel. I would have to frequently de-ice the inside of my bedroom window in the winter time and my flatmates and I would sit on the couch in the evenings in sleeping bags; … Read more