Mt Aspiring/Tititea

The usual trio of Elisabet, Nick and myself had been talking about Aspiring for at least a year, and plans finally came together for Christmas 2018. It was on. We’d had the helicopter booked for months, I’d be in Wanaka on the 26th, Nick and Elisabet would fly down to meet me, we’d have a … 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

Climbing Mt Manakau

We: Mike, Sharron, Michael and Me (Brendan), met at platform 9 on the Thursday evening and all headed to the ferry terminal.  The 3 hour ride across the strait was calm, dinner was served and 500 was played, Sharron didn’t do so well on the 500 front, but like the crossing remained calm.  At the … Read more

Mt Paske

This trip promised great things: 3 days away, good weather (which always seems to happen in Nelson Lakes), an easy walk in and an achievable peak.  And that was before I met everyone else on the trip.  Our party were: Mike P, stalwart leader, Katie, Rini, Paul, Gary, Kevin and myself (Paula).  The ferry trip … Read more