Track talk – July 2014

New Trip Schedule The new trip schedule is out! I would like to thank Debbie our assistant chief guide who organized the trip planning sessions whilst I was away on holiday. Printable version of the trip schedule here: The schedule is full of some great trips so please take advantage of Debbie’s good work by signing up … Read more

Odds & Ends – Avalanche Awareness night, Kapiti Volunteering, Mountain Films & Candidate Conservation Discussion – July 2014

Bivouac store hosts Wellington Avalanche Awareness Evening – August 20 @ 7pm  Bivouac is hosting Andrew Hobman from NZ Mountain Safety Council on 20 August to show some short films and discuss techniques on avalanche awareness. Tickets are just $5 and Bivouac will be providing spot prizes and offering discounts on snow gear and clothing on the … Read more

Membership – July 2014

This month we welcome the following new (and returning) members: Jennifer Zhu Paul Mason Sarah Caylor and her children Felix and Madeleine. Remember if you change your contact details (email or postal address) to please let me know at . Thanks!    

Working hard on Kapiti Island

Read on to hear about the club’s recent volunteer trip to Kapiti island and further down find out about more opportunities to volunteer (and visit)! After an early Saturday morning false start, the boat skipper called me about 2:30pm with the news the weather had calmed down enough to take us across late Saturday afternoon. … Read more

North Ohau Hut

The planned trip had initially been to go into North Ohau Hut via the Mangahao River. However the forecast for the weekend was not so good. So plans were altered to a less weather dependent route for North Ohau Hut via Deception Spur. The contingency if the weather was really terrible was to go up … Read more

Turning into popsicles on Baldy…

See more photos from Sarah Friday night saw our group doing an extremely quick march to Atiwhakatu hut after which I declared there would be a mutiny the next morning if we were walking that fast the rest of the tramp as my pack was stuffed full of an abundance of warm clothes. We arrived … Read more