Another take on that Peruvian adventure…

Ken McNatty kept the audience enthralled at the last club night with his recounting of the Peruvian adventure he and his fellow WTMC-ers undertook in 1968. Their accomplishments (26 peaks over the two months they were encamped in the Andes; 18 of which were first ascents) are hard to fathom in this day and age, … Read more

The Climb of Torayoc (1968 WTMC Andean Expedition)

From the 21st anniversary WTMC Journal, “Impressions of a Tramping Club”. It took two weeks of interminable wrangling, four customs agents and dozens of rubber stamps and signatures to clear the two tons of expedition gear and food through customs in Lima – a very depressing time. Ken and I had stayed in Lima for … Read more

Pete Goodwin – Life Member

I mentioned to Pete one weekend at Ruapehu Lodge that I was doing some Life Member interviews and he promptly said ‘Right we’d better bloody get on with it then’. So he regaled me with decades of club adventures over coffee surrounded by kids playing and with stunning views of Taranaki out the window. When … Read more