Date: 30 October-1 November 2020.
Trip type: Medium.
Location: Iron Gate Hut via Tunupo, Ruahine Forest Park.
Trampers: Bethany, Milly and Yenfei.
We were all ready for a weekend away and the best excuse is the opportunity to get back into nature. We arrived Friday night with a relaxing 30 minute walk to Alice Nash Memorial Heritage Hut. The advantage with reaching summer time is the long day light hours and arriving to the hut before dark. … Read more
Date: 29 Aug - 1 Sep 2019.
Trip type: Alp1.
Location: Crooked Spur Hut, Two Thumbs Range.
Trampers: Byron and Tiffany.
DATE: 29 August to 1 September 2019 TRIP: ALP1 LOCATION: Crooked Spur hut, Two Thumbs Range AUTHOR: Byron TRAMPERS: Byron and Tiffany “A bit overweight, but that’s alright,” said the Air NZ staffer, as they attached a “heavy” label to my bag. “Excellent,” I thought to myself. “I look forward to putting that on my … Read more
Date: 2 December 2018.
Trip type: Instruction.
Location: Belmont Scout Hall & Hutt River, Wellington.
Trampers: Course instructors: Outdoor Training New Zealand (OTNZ) Wellington branch: Noel Bigwood (lead instructor), Dominic Stevens (instructor), Pete Cadle (instructor), Maj-Britt Engelhardt (assistant). Participants: Matt, Tony, Meredith, Jamie, Juan + 9 others (registered directly with OTNZ).
Noel started the course of with the question “Who has ever had to cross a river?” The strong take-home message for the day was that river safety was mostly about the decisions made before entering any river, particularly whether to cross or not. There were 16 course attendees including the club members. Many were walking … Read more
Date: Easter (April 21-25) 2011.
Trip type: Medium Tramp.
Location: Arthurs Pass.
Author: Spencer Clubb.
Trampers: Kate (leader), David, Cramer and Spencer.
“Arthur’s Pass. Arthur’s Pass. This is Goat Pass Hut, Goat Pass Hut” “Go ahead Goat Pass Hut” “Arthur’s Pass, we were wondering if we could get an up to date weather forecast for tomorrow?” (Sounding slightly irritated that anybody would be foolish enough to go into the outdoors based on yesterday’s forecast) “It’s much the … Read more