FMC Regional Leadership Course

FMC Leadership

In early March WTMC got together with the Tararua Tramping Club to run a leadership course in the Orongorongo Valley. Although the WTMC runs its own leadership course each year, the two clubs were encouraged to run a joint course through an initiative from FMC to get clubs in a region to pool resources and … Read more

FMC Regional Leadership Development Course

Could be worth your time reading 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. … Read more

2018 Annual WTMC Photo competition

Photos submitted to the WTMC Photo competition will be highlighted by Judge Grant Newton with feedback and winners announced. See the newsletter post for more details about entering the photo competition – deadline for entries is 18 July 2018.

Annual Photo Competition 2018

Photos submitted for the 2018 WTMC competition will be judged by Grant Newton on Wednesday 8 August 2018 at the usual club night time of 7:30 pm. So – all of you who take photos of NZ mountain scenery and mountain related activities are invited to send the best results of your efforts to  before … Read more

Learn about the NZ Geographic Board naming process – David Barnes

David Barnes is the Federated Mountain Clubs (FMC) representative on the NZ Geographic Board. Ever wonder what he does? David will talk about the place naming process and some of the interesting name debates he’s been involved in. For a recent example, check out the latest issue of FMC Backcountry Magazine to learn about the … Read more

FMC News – November 2009

It has been another busy month. Here is the latest news on FMC advocacy and significant developments of importance to trampers, climbers and all interested in safe outdoor recreation. Threat of Mining in National Parks & other Conservation Lands As a result of our opposition to the proposals that could open up conservation lands and … Read more


(or the Federated Mountain Clubs of New Zealand Annual General Meeting 2009 in non-acronym speak) On the 20 of June your Treasurer (Steven Austin) and Vice-President (Marie Smith) headed off to Kilbirnie for the FMC AGM. It was a cold, wet and miserable Saturday morning, so being at the Brentwood was marginally better than being … Read more