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

Help update the cookbook! Calling for new recipes and corrections

WTMC Cookbook cover

It’s time again to update the WTMC cookbook. The cookbook has 83 recipes in it including all the favourite tramping dinner meals AND desserts, snacks, dehydrated meals and the famous Tararua Biscuits! It’s ready for an update. We want your recipes and your corrections. You can view a PDF or word version of the cookbook … Read more

Tararua’s No. 1 Canyon – putting new skills to the test

A few of us did a canyon instruction course over Easter this year with the NZ Canyoning School. Winter shortly settled in and there was no more canyoning for the season. Once daylight savings had switched over, we got ready with a refresher of anchors, abseiling, rope management, ascending and more at Titahi Bay. Then … Read more

More indoor climbing bouldering options in Wellington

We’ve had some exciting developments at our local climbing gyms in Wellington. Hangdog has opened a new bouldering area alongside the main gym. Check out their website for photos and details: www.hangdog.co.nz. Fergs Kayaks Wellington has completed an upgrade with a standalone boulder area separate from the lead room and top rope area. As Federated … Read more

2017 Best of NZ Mountain Film Festival National Tour comes to Wellington

2017 NZ Mountain Film Festival Wellington

The best of the New Zealand Mountain Film Festival National Tour is coming back to Wellington and this time we have a double feature! The festival started in 2002 and is internationally recognised as one of the world’s premier mountain film festival events. It’s NZ’s original mountain film festival with an international adventure film maker’s … Read more

What I wish I knew at Cloudy Peak

Last year a few members from the WTMC smashed out a weekend trip to Cloudy peak. Their goal had been the Great Prow, a 9 pitch alpine climb with varying grades up to 14. They had one day and the weather wasn’t cooperative. After waiting for cloud and mist to clear, they started at 10am and … Read more

Changes to WTMC Social Nights Gear Storage and Venue

Big changes are coming to the club rooms for Wednesday gear pickup and social nights… The venue where we host our Wednesday social nights at 4 Moncrieff Street (Tararua Tramping Club Hall or TTC Hall) is about to be renovated! They will be doing earthquake strengthening, installing wheelchair access, renovating the toilets and improving the basement storage … Read more

Wednesday social night talk on Kiwi First Ascents in Cordillera Blanca

New Zealand Alpine Team captain Steven Fortune is coming to our Wednesday social night on September 21st to give a talk about first ascents in Cordillera Blanca. In June a group of kiwis visited the beautiful mountain range of the Cordillera Blanca in Peru. A mixture of experienced climbers and young up and coming alpinists, they climbed some classic ice … Read more