Club Gear

The club provides specialised or group equipment for trips:

Hire/loan For what trip Gear Cost (per week)
Loan Club trips* Billies
First aid kits
Personal locator beacons (PLBs)
Bothy bags (sit 4 people)
No charge
Hire Club alpine trips* Helmets

Ice axes


$2 for members
$5 for non members

$5 for members
$10 for non members

$5 for members
$10 for non members

Hire Private trips by club members**

Note: Club PLBs are not available
for hire on private trips.
PLBs can be hired from outdoor stores.

First aid kits
Ice axes
Bothy bag
$5 per item
(members only)

*Trips leaders will allocate people to collect and take communal gear on club trips.
** Club gear is not available for loan or hire to non-members for private trips.

Payments for club gear hire

Please make payments for gear to the club’s bank account on or before the day of the gear pickup.
The club’s bank account number is 38-9017-0330533-00, please include “Gear rental” as the payment reference.
The gear custodian will ask you for proof of this payment (for example on your phone app) when you collect the gear.

Other important information

  • If you lose or destroy gear hired from WTMC, we will ask you to buy equivalent replacement gear.
  • Any damage to club gear should be reported to the gear person when the gear is returned so it can be repaired.
  • Club gear must be returned the Wednesday after it is taken out, so that it can be available for the following weekend’s trips.
  • Flies, tents and bothy bags must be returned clean and dry to avoid mould.

If you have any queries about WTMC gear hire, or you’d like to volunteer to help out on the Wednesday night gear roster, contact our gear custodian.

Personal Locator Beacons (PLB)

Each PLB should be kept inside its dry bag, and only used in accordance with the club PLB policy.

The club owns two different types of PLBs. Each has a letter for easy identification of the serial number.

  • A 1212272759
  • B 1310291875
  • C 906143581
  • D 1311295837
  • E 1311292780
  • F 220_597366

Watch a video on how to operate these PLB here:

– FastFind 220 (starts at 0:50)