Date: 8 - 10 February 2019.
Trip type: Fit Essential Tramp.
Location: Schormann ~ Kaitoke, Tararua Forest Park.
Author: Nick H.
Trampers: Nick (co-leader), Elisabet (co-leader), Gareth, Stuart plus Nick Johns as transport and support crew.
I first heard about this challenge a year or so ago when I found out about the book full of all the previous trip reports, most recently updated and published by Tony and Megan from our club. The challenge itself started out with the simple rule that you need to work until closing time Friday, … Read more
Our group left Wellington first thing on Saturday morning and encountered a great snow scene driving over the Rimutakas. Luckily the weather was feeling friendly and we soon left the snow behind – a beautiful weekend was ahead. A stop at the Clareville Bakery, just north of Carterton, was a given for pre-tramp calories and … Read more
Date: Sat Sun 28 – 29 November .
Trip type: E-M Tramp.
Location: Roaring Stag Hut.
Trampers: Andrei, Caryl, Claire, David, Erika, Kerry, Rachel, Illona (leader) .
Have you ever been tramping with a leader who carries a textbook and binoculars in their pack? Illona Keenan is one such leader. She led Andrei, Caryl, Claire, David, Erika, Kerry, Mark and Rachel up the Mangatainoka River and over a ridge into the Ruamahanga on an overnight fauna and flora extravaganza to Roaring Stag … Read more
Date: 27 February - 1 March 2015.
Trip type: Medium Fit Tramp.
Author: Amanda Wells.
Trampers: Amanda Wells (leader), Paul Christoffel, Allyn Higgins.
On a Friday night in May 2006, a band of hardy WTMC M trampers ventured into Northern Tararuas. Three days later they emerged – scratched and broken by leatherwood, attempts at compass navigation in the dark and arguments about oversized watches. Their Haukura Ridge trip was to gain enduring life as a case study in our … Read more
Date: 3 - 5 October 2014.
Trip type: MF Navigational Trip.
Location: Haukura Ridge, Tararuas.
Author: Jessie Go & Sarah Fisher.
Trampers: Amanda Wells (trip leader), Jessie Go, Sarah Fisher & Shay Bendall.
Where am I?? Wandering aimlessly & exasperatedly for hours. Worries turn into desperation. Add thirst, fatigue and darkness into the equation – and you are in danger! Believe me. It’s not a nice feeling! Our Haukura Ridge Nav trip with Amanda was to practice some off track nav skills to avoid such situations. Knowing the … Read more
Date: 4-6 April 2014.
Trip type: Medium Fit Tramp.
Author: Stuart Beban.
Trampers: Kevin Cole (leader), Raymond Morgan, Tim Dunning, Stuart Beban, Sarah Fisher.
See photos from Kevin Cole It was the kind of hot Friday night that cricket commentators call balmy or sultry when our party of five departed on a two day Medium/Fit Dundas tramp. Our first goal was to get from the road end to Herepai Hut in total darkness. The modern marvel that is the LED light … Read more
Date: 5-6 April 2014.
Trip type: Easy Medium tramp.
Author: Andrei Zubkov.
Trampers: Joe Harbridge, Tania Chinnaiyah, Barbara Keenan , Bernard Smithyman, Deborah Stoebe, Mark Cameron, Garth Ireland, Andrei Zubkov, David Bakker, Carrie Smith, Pete Gent (leader).
I woke up to my alarm at the ungodly hour of 6:00AM on a Saturday. This only reminds me of my time as a struggling student, having to wake up for the early morning shift at Moore Wilsons. Nevertheless I put on my tramping gear and threw my pack over and ventured into the early … Read more
Date: 12-14 March 2010.
Trip type: Fit Tramp.
Location: Tararuas (Putara road end).
Author: Jenny Cossey.
Trampers: Jenny Cossey, Paul Christoffel.
As I passed Wellington airport with the orange needle horizontal on Cobham Drive, and the radio informing me that wind gusts of up to 140km/h were being recorded, I was beginning to wonder why I was heading into the hills. The horizontal hailstorms announced that summer had ended and autumn had begun. Buses were crashing … Read more