Booking A Trip

Deadline

Saturday and weekend overnight trips; please book by Wednesday.

Sunday trips; please book by Thursday.

Enjoy your trip.

Programme


For guidelines in how to add a trip into the programme - click here.

[Note: Use Trip list for overview of trips, and to add trips.]
19 April
Ahuriri Valley Fit  $158

Kate Krawczyk Email: NTC.President@yahoo.com

Phone: 5476463

 

Easter / Anzac trip taking advantage of the holidays! Going further afield to the Mt.Cook area. 

Deadline for trip participants to join is April the 12th.

*****Trip has been revised to suit combined med/fit & med party members.****
Fri Apr 19 - Drive down and stay overnight at Ahuriri Base Hut. 9 hours 750km
Overnight in Canyon Creek 
Sat 20 - Drive to end of road. Hike into Canyon Creek, possibly camp at tarn between Mt Rigel and Mt Heim (9km)
Sun 21 - Return to cars and overnight at Ahuriri Base Hut
Watson Stream - South Temple - Ahuriri circuit, 5-6 days, 62km
Mon 22 - Drive to roadend. Hike up Watson Stream and camp at bushline at grid BZ14 334013, (9km)
Tuesday 23 - Enter east branch of Watson stream and continue past Mt Maitland over the saddle  to camp at tarns on northern side of saddle. (7km) If weather unsuitable continue down to bushline and camp around grid BZ14 391069 (10km) or the hut (11.6km)
Wed 24 - Continue down stream to South Temple hut and then climb up the South Temple to camp where streams merge grid BZ14 391125(9.5km)
Thurs 26 - SPARE DAY
Fri 27 - Climb over saddle into the Ahuriri and camp on terraces below Mt Huxley at grid BZ14 348135.(5km). If weather unsuitable continue down valley to Top Hut.(another 5km)
Sat 28 - Descend to valley floor and walk down valley to vehicles parked at roadend. (21km) 
OR if we didn't use our spare day we could either:
  • we could split valley walk into two days
  • OR if back at Ahuriri Base camp Friday night walk up to ridgeline above hut and check out views in the Dingle Burn.

POOR WEATHER ALTERNATIVES

  • 1-2 days at Top Dingle Hut
  • Day/overnight trip to Canyon Creek
  • Hike up Ahuriri and visit Shamrock, Hagens and Top Huts. (2-3 days)

 

 

Tents required as Huts maybe full. As Ahuriri Base Hut is accessible by road a larger tent could be used there with a few extra comforts.

Doc Ahuriri Brochure

https://www.doc.govt.nz/globalassets/documents/parks-and-recreation/places-to-visit/canterbury/twizel/ahuriri-conservation-park.pdf

 

Ahuriri, Top Dingle Burn Hut and return via Mt Gladwish 1 or 2 days (Med)

 https://www.wildernessmag.co.nz/scrambling-dingle-burn/ 

Canyon Creek (Easy/Med)

https://www.wildernessmag.co.nz/trip/canyon-creek-route-ahuriri-conservation-park/

 

28 April
Booths Cottage Howard Vly Easy (Scale: 1.9)  $23

Patrick Holland Email: p.t.holland@xtra.co.nz

Phone: 539 1340

Email: newsletter@maxnet.co.nz or Phone 546 8060

Historic Booth's Cottage | Easy Day Trip

Glenhope Scenic Reserve, 16km from St Arnaud via Howard Valley.

Situated in a small forest clearing, above Louis Creek on an old miners’ track, is historic Booth's Cottage, built back in the 1930s.

30 mins on 4WD track to Louis Creek fossicking area & DOC sign. Then a 1.5 walk on a track to the cottage. Carry on up to Poraka Road for some views and a loop return to vehicles.

Topo50 Map BR24
28 April
Cowins Spur Fit (Scale: 3.6)  $15

Richard Walker Email: purecabf@xtra.co.nz

Phone: 544 0348

Drive to the Baton Valley and follow the 4WD track to the Cowins Spur track. It's steep at first then eases up as we gain the main spur up tp the bushline at about 1300m. Depending on time we can continue on further or just enjoy the views before heading back down. All up about 1100m climb over 16km.

If we have enough 4WDs we can ford the river at the road end and shave about 6 kms off the valley walk

4 - 5 May
Starveall, Alpine Route Grade TBD 

Kath Ballantine Email: kath.ballantine@gmail.com

Phone: 027 931 5689

Option 1

2 days

Starveall Hut overnight trip.

Starveall Hut.  A steep route up from the Hackett track, Climbing to 1250 at the Hut (6 Beds). In the morning climb Mt Starveall 1501M and then descend back to Hackett and car park by the same route.

Option 2 

5 days

If weather is good the plan is that a small group goes on from Starveall Hut to do the Alpine route - Old Man Hut, Rintoul Hut, Tarn Hut, and out via Wairoa rd end.

See Doc info on Alpine Route for further information.

Please let me know early if you are interested in doing the Alpine Route.

 

7 May
Pub Night Social  

Michele Cunningham Email: michelec146@gmail.com

Phone: 021 537 421

Prince Albert, Nile St (note change of date and venue)

Tuesday

Come along from 7pm for a casual drink and catch-up with other clubbies - a great opportunity to meet other members and get some ideas for your next trip!

12 May
Destination TBA Grade TBD 

Ian Morris Email: ian.morris.nz@gmail.com

Phone: 546 4785

19 May
Destination TBA Grade TBD 

Leah Parker Email: info@wishevents.co.nz

Phone: 547 5683

26 May
Destination TBA Grade TBD 

Michele Cunningham Email: michelec146@gmail.com

Phone: 021 537 421

1 - 3 June
TBA Grade TBD 

Mike Drake Email: mike@mikedrake.nz

Phone: 522 4458

Queen's Birthday Weekend

9 June
Mt Haast Grade TBD 

Tim Tyler Email: karenandtim@gmail.com

Phone: 927 6189

Fairly short sharp climb to the summit of Mt Haast (1587m), near Springs Junction.

10 June
Club Night  

Kate Krawczyk Email: NTC.President@yahoo.com

Phone: 5476463

Details TBA

16 June
Destination TBA Grade TBD 

Raymond Salisbury Email: newsletter@hotpixels.co.nz

Phone: 546 8060

23 June
Destination TBA Grade TBD 

Sue Henley Email: lurch.sue@kinect.co.nz

Phone:

30 June
Destination TBA Grade TBD 

Steve McGlone Email: irishbouzouki@hotmail.com

Phone: 021 233 8531

1 July
Pub Night Social  

Michele Cunningham Email: michelec146@gmail.com

Phone: 021 537 421

Honest Lawyer, Monaco

Come along from 7pm for a casual drink and catch-up with other clubbies - a great opportunity to meet other members and get some ideas for your next trip!

7 July
Destination TBA Grade TBD 

Silvano Lorandi Email: 13cime2000@gmail.com

Phone: 548 1960

14 July
Destination TBA Grade TBD 

Richard Walker Email: purecabf@xtra.co.nz

Phone: 544 0348

20 - 21 July
Destination TBA Grade TBD 

Mike Drake Email: mike@mikedrake.nz

Phone: 522 4458

27 - 28 July
Angelus Hut Grade TBD 

Debbie Hogan Email: debbiehogan011@gmail.com

Phone: 553 0427

Details to come but will probably be a snow trip so ice axes and crampons need to be carried

4 August
Destination TBA Grade TBD 

Patrick Holland Email: p.t.holland@xtra.co.nz

Phone: 539 1340

5 August
Club Night and AGM  

Kate Krawczyk Email: NTC.President@yahoo.com

Phone: 5476463

Details TBA

11 August
Destination TBA Grade TBD 

Leah Parker Email: info@wishevents.co.nz

Phone: 547 5683

18 August
Destination TBA Grade TBD 

Barry James Email: bbarryjames@gmail.com

Phone: 546 6153

25 August
Destination TBA Grade TBD 

Andrea Cockerton

Phone: 539 3758 (w)

1 September
Somewhere snowy - TBA Grade TBD 

Chris Louth Email: chrislouth65@gmail.com

Phone: 547 6628

2 September
Pub Night Social  

Michele Cunningham Email: michelec146@gmail.com

Phone: 021 537 421

Details TBA

7 - 8 September
SNOW SKILLS TRAINING Medium 

Brian Renwick Email: brenwick2@icloud.com

Phone: 021 0824 9260

Walk in to somewhere with suitable snow cover, and preferably a hut nearby. Ice axes and crampons required. Learn French technique! Also German and American. The object of the training is to hone existing snow skills or develop them if you are new to snow travel using gear, to practice movement on different types and gradients of snow slopes, to gain confidence in what is comfortably doable, and avoiding what is not. Self arresting technique in varying conditions. Snow travel using walking poles will also be covered. Recognition and avoidance of avalanche risk. Planning a snow trip. I will endeavour to find experienced mountaineers who might or might not be members, to ensure a good ratio of instructors, and a good range of ideas and techniques.

15 September
TRIP LEADER REQUIRED Grade TBD 

Chris Louth Email: chrislouth65@gmail.com

Phone: 547 6628

22 September
Ballon Hut from Cobb Grade TBD 

Debbie Hogan Email: debbiehogan011@gmail.com

Phone: 553 0427

29 September
Destination TBA Grade TBD 

Dion Pont

Phone: 545 1808

2 October
Lodestone Mt Hodder circu Grade TBD 

Kath Ballantine Email: kath.ballantine@gmail.com

Phone: 027 931 5689

Lodestone 

6 October
Destination TBA Grade TBD 

Graeme Ferrier Email: ferrierg1@gmail.com

Phone: 539 4094

7 October
Club Night   $NR

Kate Krawczyk Email: NTC.President@yahoo.com

Phone: 5476463

Details TBA

13 October
Conical Hill Fit  $NR

Kate Krawczyk Email: NTC.President@yahoo.com

Phone: 5476463

A day walk into the Hope Range. A steep climb, lovely bush and good views. We travel to Tui via Tapawera and follow Hodgkinsons Rd till the start of the track. The track goes through an area of pine forest at a reasonable incline, then as the incline increases we are in beech forest. The route is fairly steep and follows a ridge till it flattens off towards the peak. Return the same way.

20 October
Destination TBA Grade TBD 

Ian Morris Email: ian.morris.nz@gmail.com

Phone: 546 4785

25 - 28 October
TBA Grade TBD 

Mike Drake Email: mike@mikedrake.nz

Phone: 522 4458

Friday + Labour Day Long Weekend

3 November
Destination TBA Grade TBD 

Kath Ballantine Email: kath.ballantine@gmail.com

Phone: 027 931 5689

4 November
Pub Night Social  

Michele Cunningham Email: michelec146@gmail.com

Phone: 021 537 421

Details TBA

10 November
Destination TBA Grade TBD 

Michele Cunningham Email: michelec146@gmail.com

Phone: 021 537 421

17 November
Destination TBA Grade TBD 

Tim Tyler Email: karenandtim@gmail.com

Phone: 927 6189

24 November
Destination TBA Grade TBD 

Raymond Salisbury Email: newsletter@hotpixels.co.nz

Phone: 546 8060

1 December
Destination TBA Grade TBD 

Sue Henley Email: lurch.sue@kinect.co.nz

Phone:

8 December
Destination TBA Grade TBD 

Steve McGlone Email: irishbouzouki@hotmail.com

Phone: 021 233 8531

13 December
The South Twin 1796 m Grade TBD 

Silvano Lorandi Email: 13cime2000@gmail.com

Phone: 548 1960

From Flora carpark

1st day, walk to Ellis Basin hut and spend the night there

2nd day, climb the S twin and back to the hut

3rd day, walk out

22 December
Destination TBA Grade TBD 

Richard Walker Email: purecabf@xtra.co.nz

Phone: 544 0348