We meet on Wednesdays at 7.30pm - see "Where do we meet?" for the exact venue and a map. Various social functions are organised, the atmosphere is informal, and tea and biscuits are served. We show slides or have guest speakers most nights. If you can give a presentation or have ideas, please contact the Social Convenor via the Contact Us page. Please note that formalities start at 8:00pm sharp, and if there is a guest speaker, he/she will start at 8:15 pm sharp. Other social occasions and trips are arranged at various times. Come along!

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Club member and mountaineer Bill Johnson is talking about his recent trip to climb Denali. Bill bivvied at 19,600 m, just 700m below the summit at 20,320 m. Although his gear was rated to -40° C, he says temperatures were around -60° C and the extreme cold a real challenge to deal with. While summit day was thwarted by the weather, Bill had a great trip and has some fantastic photos to show us.
Tonight club member Gort Stephan is talking about tramping the Dusky Sound Track, which is located in the southern fiords of Fiordland National Park. The track links Lakes' Manapouri and Hauroko, is 3 seasons only, 84 km one way, and takes between 8-10 days to complete. It crosses 3 major valley systems with vast forested valleys, lots of river crossings, and 2 mountain ranges. It is infamous for flooding, mud, swarms of sandflies, primeval forest and often wet and challenging conditions. (And maybe the odd moose?). The DOC website grades it as "Difficult" and suitable only for experienced and well-equipped trampers. A side trip can be made to Supper Cove, named by Capt Cook in 1770. Come along and find out how Gort fared on this remote but spectacular tramp!
Newsletter folding, Lightning talk and general catch-up as per usual.