I didn’t check the weather forecast, I didn’t organize any gear. I didn’t know who was coming, or who their emergency contacts were. I didn’t carry a PLB. Was I an irresponsible trip leader??? No… because this was the 2016 WTMC Christmas beer tramp… a laid back social in the city, walking between a few of Welly’s … Read moreWTMC Christmas Beer Tramp 2016: Aka ‘Beercraft’
We departed on Saturday morning from the Railway Station at 8am with a glorious day ahead of us. This was despite the small accident my water bladder had on the front passenger seat of the van. We stopped for water filling/coffee in Levin, and we also went on a tiki tour of farm land around … Read moreWaiopehu Hut
Many thanks to these keen WTMC members who helped out with the WTMC Journal mail-out this Sunday afternoon. There were 400 envelopes to package up with the 2016 WTMC journal and FMC bulletins. Members and Friends of the club should expect to receive the journal in their mailboxes toward the end of this week. Overseas … Read moreWTMC 2016 Journal – winging it’s way to member’s mailboxes this week
An early Saturday morning meet up (7am) and we headed off up the coast turning onto SH57 at the south of Shannon. A gravel road for the last 40 minutes or so to upper Mangahao Dam, the back seaters started to feel woozy and we were relieved to park up and get going on a … Read moreMangahao Muddy Meandering
When does a tramp become a wade? 6 of us set out on Friday evening from the train station with some trepidation given the forecast for howling gales and torrential downpours to attempt the Pouakai Circuit on Mount Taranaki, leaving from and returning to the North Egmont visitors centre. Frances, our intrepid leader, was (tactically?) … Read morePouakai circuit – When does a tramp become a wade?
Ten WTMC members set off on Saturday 3 December to do an EM navigation trip to Mitre Flats Hut via Blue Range. It was such a beautiful, sunny day that we wondered if it would be better to just head to the beach rather than go tramping. However, the first stop at Wild Oats in … Read moreMitre Flats Hut navigation
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!
The following may be of interest to those unfamiliar with Mt Taranaki, but who are keen to climb it this summer. Last summer I climbed Mt Taranaki – via the Northern ‘tourist’ route. I had wanted to do the day climb for a few years but just hadn’t got around to researching what I might … Read moreSummer Climb of Mt Taranaki