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1956

Arthurs Pass Weekend

1961

The Spenser Range

1977

A Winter Walk

1989

Crow/Avalanche

1992

A humdinger of a day trip: Mt Torlesse, Mt Back, Mt Otarama via Kowai River

1994

Mt Evans

1995

Mt Enys
The Dome

1996

Broken Pact on Broken Hill
Castle Hill Peak traverse
Crow River--Rolleston traverse
Devilskin Stream, Sylvia Tops
Hamilton Peak
Jollie Brook and Gabriel Saddle
Lake Guyon
Lake Mavis, Mt Oates, Edwards
Maruia Springs Base Camp
Mount Earnslaw
Mount Sibbald
Mounts Tapuae-O-Uenuku and Alarm
Mt Ida
Mt Olympus
Mt Rolleston
Mt Torlesse
Mt. Arthur, Kahurangi National Park
Mts Cass, Totara, Oldham
Orienteering in Victoria Park
Purple Hill
Tapuae-O-Uenuku
The Ascent of Mount Alexander
The double crossing of Ben Ohau
Three Passes, Two Ways, One Weekend, No Problem

1997

-January 2, 1998. Wilkin/Rabbit Pass/Matukituki
Andrews Shelter—Mount Brown Saddle
Basic Snowcraft at Arthurs Pass
Big River
Black Range
Boyle, Boucher, Foley
Copland Pass
Croesus Track
Edwards--Otehake
Garden of Eden, Garden of Allah
Gizeh Col
Godley/D'Archiac/Coates
Lake Daniels
Lake Guyon—Glacier Gully
Lake Kaniere Base Camp
Lilburn Hill
Lochinvar Hut
Mingha River / Temple Col
Mount Hutt
Mount Owen (group A)
Mount Owen (group B)
Mt Captain
Mt Gargarus
Mt Oates
Mt Tapuae-o-Uenuku
Nina Valley, Lewis Pass
Nina, Christabel, Rough Creek
Otarama Stream
Otehake Hot Pools
Otehake Hot Springs
Pinnacles Hut
Pudding Hill Stream
Scott and Wilson from the East Edwards
Southern Bays Walkway
The Spurs, Rakaia
The Three Pass Trip
The West Coast Glaciers
Three Mile Stream/Lake Sumner

1998

-January 2, 1999. Wilkin/Rabbit Pass/Matukituki
Adderley Head to Godley head in a day
Big Ben Range
Camp Saddle
Chest Peak
Deception-Mingha
Dusky Sound Track
Fox's Peak
Godley Peak
Kelly Creek--Taipo--Harman Pass
Kelly Range--Taipo
Kepler Track
Lake Christobel, Rough Creek
Lake Stream
Lucretia Stream and Mount Technical
Maruia Springs Base Camp
Miserable Mount Misery
Mount Herbert
Mt Earnslaw
Mt Harper and Lake Emma
Mt Murchison
Mt Oakden
Mt Pfeifer
Mt Pfeiffer - Possum Eyes Responds
Mt Somers
Mt Strauchan and Broderick Pass
Mt Taratama
Nelson Lakes
Opera Range
Puketeraki Crossover
River Crossing Course, McLean's Island, Waimakariri River
Snowcraft 1, Arthur's Pass
Sudden Valley/East Edwards
The Pyramid
The Three Pass Trip (east to west)
Thompson Creek--Foy Pass
Upper Avoca
Victoria Range
Wharfedale Track
Woolshed Hill

1999

Barker Hut
Benmore Hut Circuit
Brooklyn Lagoon
Cameron Hut
Cass-Lagoon Track
Harper Pass
Hawdon--Falling Mountain--Sudden Valley
Hurunui Hot Pools
Lake Coleridge
Manukau
Maruia Springs Base Camp
Mt Arrowsmith
Mt French and Mt Manson
Mt Taylor
Packard, Black Range
Paparoas
Pigeon Bay Walkway
Rees--Dart, Greenstone--Caples
Sudden Valley
Tapuae-O-Uenuku
Trovatore
Wildmans Hill

2000

Craigieburn Traverse
Fox and Franz Josef Galciers
Frew and Whitcombe Passes
Jollie Brook
Kahurangi
Lake Christobel, Rough Creek
Lake Minchin
Lyndon Saddle
Mount Freyberg
Mounts Alma and Achilles
Mt Apsiring
Mt Binser
Mt Boscowan
Mt Gargarus
Mt Rolleston
Mt Somers
Mt Somers Walkway
Mt Storm
Northern Paparoas
Otehake Hot Pools
Thesis Peak
Three Pass Trip
Zit Saddle

2001

Aguilles Rouge
Boyle Lodge Base Camp
Butler Saddle
January 3, 2002. West Matukituki
Mount Cook Base Camp
Mt Sibbald
Mt Thomas
Mungo Pass
Philistine-Rolleston Traverse
The Dome
Wharfedale Track
Zampa Tops

2002

Arrowsmiths--Cameron Hut
Bijleveld Col
Coleridge Pass--Red Hill
Dazzler Pinnacles
Forest Creek
Hanmer Base Camp
Lake Sumner--Three Mile Hut--Hurunui
Milford Track
Mt Fyffe (1765m)
Mt Hutt
Mt Winterslow
Opening of Toilet Wing at Club Hut
Ribbonwood Creek
The Pyramid
The Pyramid

2003

Alexandra Mountain Biking
Ashley Gorge
Avalanche Peak to Crow Hut
Barker Hut
Basic Snowcraft Course
Basic Snowcraft Course
Bealey Spur, Jordan Stream
Big Tops (Koropuku) Hut
Broken Hill/Trig O
Cameron Hut
Cass--Totara
Castle Hill Peak, Torlesse Gap
Dazzler Pinnacles
Forest Creek, Two Thumb Range
Fox Glacier Ice Climbing
Hamilton Peak
Jollie Brook
Judges Creek, Branch and Leatham Rivers
Kelly Range
Kowhai Valley--Bobs Knob
Lewis Tops--Lucretia Stream
Libretto Range
Mount Somers
Mt Bealey
Mt Cloudsley
Mt Grey
Mt Harper
Mt Oakden
Mt Peel
Mt Storm
Mt Torlesse
Mt Una
Paparoa's Inland Pack Track
Rabbit Hill
Red Hill
Ryde Falls
Sudden Valley
Tarahaka
Tarn Hut
The Dome (via the South Ridge)
The Pyramid
The Thousand Acre Plateau
The Valley of Darkness
Thirteen Mile Bush
Torlesse Traverse
Torlesse Traverse
Turret Peak via Chimera Stream

2004

Avoca Valley
Back Basin Hide
Ben More
Brodrick Pass
Carlyle Hut
Craigieburn Range
Double Hill
Hawdon Hut
Kirwans Hut
Lagoon Saddle Hut
Lake Mavis
Lyell Walkway
Monument, Mt Herbert
Mount Harper (1829m)
Mount Owen
Mt Catherine
Mt Oakden
Mt Taylor
Mts Hamilton and Wall
Norma
Quartz Hill
Rocky Creek
Rocky Creek--Griffin Creek
St James Walkway
Wilberforce River

2005

Bealey Spur
Black Hill
Cedar Flats--Toaroha River
Craigieburn Range and Hamilton Hut
East Hawdon, Casey Saddle
Edwards--Williams Saddle
Five Passes
Flagpole--Malvern Hills
Griffin--Wainihinihi--Tara Tama--Taipo
Kelly Range via Carroll Hut
Mingha / Deception
Mole Tops
MSC above the bushline course, Craigieburn Area
Mt Aicken--Mt Blimit
Mt Barron
Mt Bealey
Mt Bruce
Mt Catherine
Mt Faust
Mt Faust
Mt Fyffe
Mt Guinevere
Mt Manson
Mt Manson
Mt Potts
Mt Te Kinga
Mt White
Mt Winterslow
Mueller Hut
Operation No Green Needles, Corner Creek
Pinchgut Hut
Rabbit Hill
Rees-Dart Track
Rome Ridge to Avalanche Peak
Townsend Tops
Turtons Saddle, Black Hill, Donald Hill
Woolshed Creek and Bus Stop (Mt Somers)

2006

Ahuriri Conservation Park
Bald Range, Rangi Taipo and Kelly Tops
Ball Pass
Carlyle Hut
Castle Hill Peak
Foggy Peak
Godley Peak (2087m)
Grand Duchess/Lewis Tops
Hope-Kiwi Lodge "Three-Mile Circuit"
Ivory Lake
Kirwans Hut
Lake Ohau Jaunt
Mt Gargarus
Mt Longfellow
Operation No Green Needles at Flock Hill
Red Hills, Nelson Lakes
Rocky Creek – Griffin Creek
The Dragons Teeth
The Mt Owen Experience
Three Pass Trip
Trovatore
Tumbledown Bay
Young–Wilkin
Zampa Tops

2007

(Easter) Lake Angelus
(Easter) Mt Owen area
4 January 2007: Hokitika Saddle – Mungo Pass
Arthur's Pass work party
Black Birch Stream- Black Mountain
By the Silvery Moon
Cheeseman-Hamilton-Cass
Conquering the ‘D’ in Ridge; despite so many engineers and so few bridges
Hamilton Peak to Mt Wall
Hut Bash - B there or B Square
Isobel and (almost) Sebastopol
Lake Tennyson to St Arnaud
Lilburne Hill Circuit
Macfarlane Stream Circuit
Mount Una (2300m)
Mt Alexander
Mt Bruce (1830m)
Mt Lambert, Wanganui River
Mt Scott (2009m)
Mt Somers north face indirect – the reconnaissance
Mt Titiroa
No Green Needles 2007, Craigieburns and Flock Hill
Pudding Hill Stream
Red Hill
Snow Shelters Weekend
Some photos from the archives
Tarn Col
The 75th Anniversary Celebrations
The Ben More Loop, Moderate
The great cooker race
Travers and Trovatore (aka John’s mystery trip)
When is Mt Binser not Mt Binser?
Woolshed Hill

2008

(not quite) Buckland Peaks
3 Creeks Hut
Ascent of Godley Peak
Ben More
Bibbulman - Western Australia
Bob's Biv
Boyle Base Camp
Cass-Lagoon Saddle
Creighton Peak and Wheel Creek
Expedition to Find the Missing Link Track
Frost damage at the hut A P
Jollie Brook
Judges Creek
Kowhai/Hapuku
Lake Florence
Lap of the Gods alias The Mt Ida Triathlon
Les Miserables (1765m)
Little River to Orton Bradley
Little River to Orton Bradley - photos
Mt Aicken
Mt Alexander from the Taramakau
Mt Binser
Mt Cassidy-Blimit-Temple Basin
Mt Franklin
Mt Griffin
Mt Harper
Mt Horrible
Mt Isobel
Mt Mueller
Mt Oakden
Mt Percival
Mt Temple and Cassidy
Mt Winterslow
MTB Weekend
Raoul Island
Ski days at Mt Cheeseman
Steepface Hill
Sudden Valley
Tapuae-o-Uenuku
The ascent of Koropuku Gorge
The Gap
The Spurs
The trip that never was
Track Cleared, Blowhard Track to Garry River
Wilding Pines Control Day Two
Window of opportunity
Youngman Hut/Lillburn Hill
Zit Saddle circuit

2009

A South Island Traverse
Big Mt Peel
Binser Saddle to Andrews Strm
Broken River and Avoca Hut
Cannibal Gorge
Carlyle Hut
Cedar Flats Hot Pools Trip
Hurunui River Hot Pool
In the direction of the Campbell Range and Mt Axis
Kaikoura Base camp
Kirwan's Track
Lagoon Saddle Hut / Mt Bruce
Lewis Tops Wanderabout
Lower Olderog Biv
Mephistopheles
Mingha-Deception
Moonlight, Bacon and Eggs
Mt Balfour (Mt Binser)
Mt Guinevere
Mt Harper
Mt Somers and the demise of the GSM
Mt St Patrick+San Jago
Mt Technical
Mt Torlesse
Mt White
Mts Cloudsley and Enys
Nikau Palm Gully
Otehake Hot Pools
Paske Hut
Peak Hill
Peel Forest base camp
Rome Ridge
Rome Ridge to Avalanche Peak
Ryde Falls via Coopers Creek West Branch
Savannah Range
Sphinx-Avoca-Jordon
The Mt Somers Challenge
The Three Passes
Travers and Trovatore
Trent-Haupiri
Woolshed Hill

2010

Arthurs Pass base camp
Awesome Akaroa weekend
Ben More Horseshoe
Black Hill Hut and Mt Storm
Broken Hill
Cameron Hut
Celestial Tekapo Contingent
Cloudsley/Enys
Crow Valley via Avalanche Peak
Crow Valley via the Waimak
Gillespie Pass
Hanmer Havoc
Harper Pass
Harper Pinnacles
Hurunui Hotpools Mountainbike Trip:
Hut repairs
Kaiapoi working bees
Kaikoura Base Camp
Kaikoura base camp:
Karamea Base Camp or Frodo's Journey
Lake Christabel - Rough Creek
Lake Sumner, Jolliebrook hut
Mt Davie
Mt Faust
Mt Haast
Mt Ida
Mt Ida
Mt Lyndon / Red Hill circuit
Mt Sinclair
Mt Somers 'Round the Mountain' Challenge
MTB's, Horse Trekkers and Trampers go to Lake Guyon
Mutiny at Port Levy
Nikau Palm Gully
Nocturnal Climb up Mt Torlesse
Norma
not Mt Catherine, not even Mt Somers
Otehake Hot Pools
Penguins, pennyfarthings, boulders and bush
Rakaia Island
Red Hill
Rocky and Griffin Creeks
Snowcaving - Mt Hamilton
Stinging nettle and gorse bash...Orton Bradley
Sudden Valley
Technically Thomas and his Sweet Sixteen
The Dam Easy Sawcut Gorgeous Trip
The Descent of Mt Somers
The Spurs, Rakaia
The Three Deans and Dorper Sheep
Travers-Sabine Traverse + Rahu Peak
Wairau - Paske circuit
Welcome Flat
Work party Club hut

2011

Anne Hut via Henry Saddle and Boucher Saddle
Bealey Spur
Black Hill, Rakaia
Boundary Creek Hut
Cave Stream
Dragons Teeth, Drunken Sailors
Fowler Pass-Lake Guyon-Stanley River-Cow Stream thermal pools
Gargarus
Gizeh Col
Hermann Wieringa Memorial
Hopeless
Inland Pack Track
Latter Hill
Lucretia Tarn
Magical Magdalen Hut
Mt Aicken-Mingha valley
Mt Arthur Tablelands Circuit
Mt Binser
Mt Catherine
Mt Catherine
Mt Oakden via the south-west ridge
Mt Potts
Mt Somers Challenge: Results
Mt Torlesse
Mueller Hut (3rd time lucky)
Nina Hut, Devil's Den Biv
Not quite Otehake Hot Pools
Otehake Hot Pools
Peak Hill
Pfeifer Tops
Princess Bath
Pt 1696, Peache Saddle, and the great Upper Woolshed Creek Steeplechase
The Great Walnut Race
The Rick Watson Photo Collection
The Routeburn Classic
Thousand Acre Plateau
Torlesse Gap via Kowai River valley
Woolshed Hill

2012

A TRIP WITH A DIFFERENCE
Aicken - Blimit - Cassidy
Akaroa base camp
Almost Bealey Spur Hut
Black Serpent
Broderick Hut, Huxley River
Camp Saddle with Kerrie
Crow Hut via Avalanche Peak
Goat Hill
Hokitika base camp
Kaikoura base camp
Koropuku Hut
Mons Sex Millia (Garnet Peak)
Mount Oakden
Mt Adams
Mt Barrosa
Mt Cheeseman
Mt Harper
Mt Ida near Lake Coleridge
Mt Lancelot
Mt Maukuratawhai
Mt Norma
Mt Philistine
Mt Sinclair
Mt Somers Challenge
Mt Williams
Mt Winterslow Circuit
Ngakawau base camp
Not Lake Christabel again
Orton Bradley to Mt Herbert to Packhorse to Gebbies Pass
Otarama Peak via Mt Torlesse
Paske Hut
Potts River and Mt Potts Hut
Punakaiki base camp
Recent work parties hut AP
Red Hill
Rome Ridge
The Easy Ahuriri Trip
The Gap - Torlesse Range
The Pyramid
The Three Passes West to East.
Three Men go to the Richmond Range
Toaroha River, Bluff Hut, Frew Saddle, Hokitika River
Turtons Saddle - Comyns Hut - Clent Hills Saddle - Lake Heron
Waimakariri Fall Hut and Waimakariri Col
Wilding Pines #2
Woolshed Creek Hut
Work done at AP hut

2013

18 Penguins in a Nor’wester Can’t be Wrong (aka Ben More/Big Ben Day Trip)
Barrosa
Blimit
Camping with Mavis (Lake Mavis that is)
Castle Hill Peak (viewed from Mt Cheeseman).
Castle Hill Peak via Mt Plenty
Cobb reservoir - Aorere valley: South to North group
Goat Hill (almost)
Hooligan
Ice Lake
Kerrie and Susan's Lake Chalice trip
Lake Morgan via Crooked River
Lands End to Hilltop
Lunch in Lyttelton
Mont Oxford
Mountain Biking Old Ghost Road and Denniston Plateau
Mt Cheeseman and Mt Cockayne (otherwise known as
Mt Damfool, or "Mt Stupid"
Mt Harper
Mt Ida
Mt Norma
Mt Rolleston
Mt Rolleston
Mt Somers
Mt White and ridge
Mt. Murchison
Mts Izard, Olympus, and Cheeseman
Odyssey Basin
Owen River – Lake Bulmer – Mt Owen – Fyfe River
Photos MTB Old Ghost Road/ Denniston Plateau
Red Peak via Mt Torlesse
Rome Ridge - Avalanche Peak circuit
The Double Fenceline
The Gladiator
The Warrior
Three Mile Stream Hut
Top Hut at South Branch Ashburton River

2014

Anna's Hollyford Track Trip
Avalanche Peak- Mt Bealey Traverse
Babylon Cave
Backcountry Ski Day
Ball Pass
Blue Hill
Camp Saddle/Helicopter Hill
Chest Peak
Cloudy Hill - Mount Lyndon
Dome
Double Hut (Te Araroa Trail)
Edwards Hut/Mt Bowers
Fortune favours the brave (a trip to Mt. Barth)
Ghost Busting at Carrington
Goat Hill
Gorge Hill variations
Intermediate Alpine Skills Course
Lake Florence
Lake Guyon
Lochnagar
Mount Manson - Baldy Hill
Mt Binser
Mt Bovis
Mt Cheeseman & Towards Mt Olympus
Mt Cockayne to Mt Wall aka «Les Rochettes Merdeuses»
Mt Harper
Mt Oxford
Mt Rolleston
Mt. Pleasant - Port Hills
Nelson Lakes Show Weekend
Not quite Carrington Peak
Ohinetahe Reserve to Governors Bay for lunch and back.
Phipps Peak
Pinnacles hut
Rocky Creek - Griffin Creek
Scientific Expedition to the South Coast
Spenser Mountains
St. James Walkway
The Clarence River Kayak Adventure
The Stones from the back (variation).
Torlesse Traverse
Waitangi Day on Steepface Hill

2015

Alpine Skills Course 1
Amber Col and Sudden Valley
Arthurs Pass Mid Winter Party
Avalanche Peak to Mt Bealey
Ball Pass
Big Ben Range: Lyndon Road to 13 Mile Bush
Bob's Knob via Lake Rubicon
Confessions of a Beginner Tramper
Dasler Pinnacles
Fanging and Glutting at Fanghill Hut
Fox Glacier and Chancellor Dome
Garnet Peak, 1776m, Poplars Range, Lewis Pass Rd, Topo map BU23
Gloriana
Godley Peak via the Homestead Hill Ridge, 2087m, Palmer Range, Topo map BW19
GPX Archive
Intermediate Snow Craft Course
Intermediate Snow Craft Refresher W/E - Arthurs Pass
Kaikoura Trip
Motatapu track
MOUNT SOMERS TRAVERSE
Mount Torlesse summit stroll
Mt Alexander (North Canterbury)
Mt Barrosa
Mt Cloudsley (2107m), Pt 2089, Mt Enys (2194m), & Carn Brea (2090m)
Mt Enys -- four 2000-m peaks in a day
Mt O'Malley
Mt Olympus from Ryton River
Mt Somers (A Spot of Sunshine far from Castle Hill Peak)
Mt Technical and The Apprentice
Mt Valiant, Arthurs Pass
Mt Wilson, 2035m, Topo map K33
Mueller Hut, Snow caving and Annette plateau
Nelson Lakes (by the numbers)
Nelson Lakes - Mount Angelus
Peak Hill, Lake Coleridge
Purple Hill and Lake Pearson
Rakaia North Bank Exploring
Snow Skills Course
Staces Hill Tarn
The Garry River
Uncle B takes the long way round (Lake Guyon and Cow Stream)

2016

A stroll to Lochnagar
Akaroa Tops
Barker Hut & Mt Murchison
Bealey-Hut-Blind Spurs
Big Mt Peel, well sort of.
Cameron River Trip, Anzac Weekend
Castle Hill Peak and the Gap
Foggy Peak
Intermediate Alpine Skills Course
Lake Clearwater and Mt Guy
Lake Stream
Minchin Pass via the Taramakau River
Mount Haast - Mount Kemp Traverse
Mt Hutt via Cleardale
Mt Philistine
Mt Torlesse to Red Peak
Mt White
Obituary: Steve Berry (Possum Eyes)
River Exploring- Broken River
Snow Craft Course No. 3
Starvation Gully and lunch on Trig M
Summary of the North-West Circuit
The Gardens of Eden and Allah
The Technical Apprenticeship
Timutimu Head and Scenery Nook Coastal Exploring
Top Hut / Pito Peak
View Hill - Little Akaloa, Banks Peninsula

2017

Chris McGimpsey "Urban tramping at its best"
CTC Photography Workshops
Fred’s Stream and Barron Saddle Traverse 22 to 24 April
Gillespie’s Pass Anzac Weekend 2017
Hikurangi (near Ruatoria)
Kaikoura Coastal Track
Mount Binser Traverse
Mount Guinevere - EL 2042m
Mt Foweraker
Mt Maukuratawhai Trip Report
Mt Patriarch and Mt Luna (Wangapeka) Anzac Weekend
Mt Princess
Mt Sinclair
Mt Stuart
Mt Taylor
Mt Thomas and a cup of tea.
Prebble Hill
Purple Hill and the Great Mt St Bernard Traverse
Rescue on Taranaki
Royal Hut via Stag Saddle
Sedgemere Excursions
Starvation Gully - Rabbit Hill - Pt 1660 m circuit
Syme Hut, Taranaki
The Pyramid and Sudden Valley
Waikiti Hut
Woolshed Hill
Zampa tarns