Totara Flats via Waiohine Campsite…in the rain

I was keen for an overnight tramp despite the horrendous Tararua weather forecast. We’d decided that given the forecast for heavy rain and gales, our best bet was a trip in the valley that avoided any major stream or river crossings. We’d settled on Totara Flats as neither Kate or Emily had done the walk … 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

WTMC film night fundraiser explores a mountaineering legend

We’re excited to be hosting the Wellington screening of the award-winning documentary film Dirtbag – The Legend of Fred Beckey. The film night is a fundraiser for the WTMC Scholarship programme. Fred Beckey is the original “Dirtbag” climber whose stubborn, singular quest to conquer peaks meant a solitary life on the road, where he left … Read more

WTMC 2018 Scholarships

The Wellington Tramping and Mountaineering Club is excited to announce that we are offering scholarships to help our members gain experience and skills to further their tramping adventures. We know that members would like to develop their outdoor skills and technical knowledge to be more confident trip leaders, such as navigation, river crossing, first aid … Read more

2018 Best of NZ Mountain Film Festival National Tour comes to 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

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