Chief Guide Update: Alpine courses, damaged club gear and more

[Sent to Trip Leaders on 23 March 2022] Kia ora, This email provides a brief update about WTMC club trips: AGM and electing the new Committee on 6 April. Alpine training 2022 – Snowcraft, Avalanche Awareness and Alpine Leadership Damaged/used club gear – What to do? Club first aid kit – Contents list We are … Read more

Learning the Skills and Tools of Alpine Travel with Hillary Outdoors

A few weeks back I enjoyed a special opportunity to firm up some alpine skills with the support of a WTMC scholarship on a Hillary Outdoors alpine instruction course. The two days up at Ruapehu were a nice crash course in travelling in a mixed alpine environment practising the tools of the trade. Our first … Read more

Six days with Lydia Bradey

The club recently ran a six day Alpine Instruction Course instructed by Lydia Bradey: Mountaineer Extraordinaire. I was so inspired and enthused by this experience  that I’ve been telling as many people as possible how fantastic Lydia is and how great it was to have a straight run of six days in the mountains (with … Read more