FMC Regional Leadership Development Course

Please read FMC Regional Leadership Development Course – February 2020 Earlier this year the FMC kicked off an initiative that is intended to assist tramping clubs recruit and train trip leaders. Most clubs have a systemic problem with recruiting and retaining a sufficient number of members who can capably lead trips. Essentially this initiative is … Read more

Environmentally Conscious Tramping brochure by Maj-Britt Engelhardt

Be aware. Consider … Environmentally Conscious Tramping brochure By Maj-Britt Engelhardt I’m passionate about tramping and nature (mountains, trees, flowers, birds, etc) but have struggled to find useful information to help me make better environmental decisions when tramping. At my 2018 club talk on Environmentally Conscious Tramping I realised others had the same problem when … Read more

2018 WTMC Journal now available

Cupola

Looking for some great adventure stories from WTMC members for your relaxed reading or inspiration for future tramping trips? Well go no further than the recently published 2018 WTMC Journal. Read about a 9 day trip to the fabled Ivory Lake, mountain biking the Heaphy Track, packrafting safety instruction and much more. The Table of … Read more

Mr Taranaki

Not so long ago many mountain gods lived happily together on the central plateau of the North Island. All the warrior mountains longed after Pihanga, the lovely bush cloaked maiden volcano— but particularly Tongariro and Taranaki. Eventually they fought ferociously, the sky darkened, there was thunder and lightning, and lava spumed from their summits. Tongariro … Read more

South Island High Country Access Report

The New Zealand Walking Access Commission has produced a draft report for consultation on public access to the outdoors in and around the South Island High Country. The Commission is the Crown entity responsible for public access to the outdoors, and in particular for access across private land, and access that crosses multiple land tenures … 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