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Grade Training. Map(s) . Approximate cost None. List Closes: 10 Aug.

Departure Point: Z Station Papanui

Are you already leading CTC club trips or are you thinking about becoming a trip leader or do you lead or organise private trips for your tramping buddies? Well this is the course for you. It only takes an evening and covers CTC trip leading procedures, leadership styles, available club resources and equipment, risk management and more. Put your name down on the list. Venue: CMLC Clubrooms, 7 pm - 9.30 pm approx.

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Grade ModHard (requires snow skills). Map(s) BV20. Approximate cost $25. List Closes: 10 Aug.

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Mt Greenlaw is the second highest peak in Arthurs pass and sits in a fascinating area. The current plan is to leave on Friday night. On Saturday we walk in to the upper Avoca river via the Anti-Crow river and Gizeh col. Climb early Sunday and walk out. Even if we cannot summit Greenlaw there is an abundance of easier peaks we can knock off in the area. This trip will likely involve some glacier travel so a harness will be required in addition to ice axe, crampons and helmet.

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Grade Easy/Mod. Map(s) BV20. Approximate cost $25. List Closes: 17 Aug.

Departure Point: Z Station Papanui

This is a very popular track through sheltering beech forest to the snow line. Starting near the baches at Bealey Spur, we go through beech forest and up to the charming old musterers hut at 1240m. The ridge opens up in places to reveal immense views over the Waimakariri River and to the mountains beyond. There will most likely be snow around, especially in open areas. Usual winter warm layers as well as gaiters and walking pole. The hut is about a 450m climb from the cars and the return trip is around 10kms.

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Grade ModHard (requires snow skills). Map(s) BW21. Approximate cost $20. List Closes: 17 Aug.

Departure Point: Z Station Papanui

Red Peak (not to be confused with Red Hill) is a significant summit (1853 m) on the Torlesse Range, just north-east of The Gap. It gets its name from the up-tilted layer of red, ultramafic rock that stains its flanks. Red Peak is slightly isolated by the fact that it lies on the hard side of The Gap and orthogonal to the Mt Torlesse-Junction-Back-Otarama Peak axis. On this trip we’ll tackle it by ascending Mt Torlesse (1961 m) and then circling around in an anticlockwise direction, over Junction Peak (1882 m) to Red Peak and down the steep southern ridge into the upper reaches of the Kowai River. About 22.4 km travel and ~1600 m height gain. Ice axes and crampons will be required. Early start 7am.

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Grade Training. Map(s) . Approximate cost . List Closes: 17 Aug.

Departure Point: Z Station Papanui

Aug-Sep Date TBD: External Instructor: Returning by popular demand, we will be running an intermediate snow craft course. This is a great opportunity for members who want to improve their alpine skills, learn proper rope skills for glacier travel, crevasse rescue and how to safely tackle steeper snow routes. Please note that there is an approximate cost of $250 per person for the course on top of travel and accommodation costs. This is not a beginner’s course – you must be confident in using ice axe and crampons. The date has not been confirmed with the instructor but if you are interested, please contact the trip organiser asap – first in first served. Last year this course filled quickly!

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Grade ModHard (requires snow skills). Map(s) BW20. Approximate cost $25. List Closes: 24 Aug.

Departure Point: Z Station Papanui

From Castle Hill Village up Long Spur to Mt Cloudsley. If conditions are good there's an opportunity to cross the top to Mt Enys and bagging 4 peaks >2000m with a long loop back to Castle Hill Village or a car shuffle to reduce the distance. Glorious views to Mt Olympus and across to Purple peak.

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Grade Moderate - easy pace. Map(s) . Approximate cost $20. List Closes: 24 Aug.

Departure Point: Z Station Papanui

beginners guide to getting lost and what to do about it, plus some general navigation & bushcraft skills. Bring your normal day pack & gear, a good lunch and a sense of humour – some pre-torn clothes may be usefull as the trip does involve some bush bashing. Bring your GPS and/or compass if you have one , but it is not essential because they will be provided for the navigation part of the exercise. We will stop at the Rangiora pub for tea and a debrief on the way home

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Grade ModHard (requires snow skills). Map(s) BJ29, BJ34. Approximate cost $unknown. List Closes: 24 Aug.

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Tom and I sharing a rental car from Wellington for a winter ascent of Taranaki via Syme hut. We have room for 2 more in our rental car. Afterwards Tom will attempt Mt Ruapehu or just Tiki tour around the Central Plateau. Departing Jetstar Sat 2 September 7 am for Wellington. Returning Jetstar Sunday 10 September 8.20 am from Wellington. You may join us for part or all of the trip.

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Grade Ski Touring. Map(s) . Approximate cost $unknown. List Closes: 24 Aug.

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The venue will most likely be decided just prior to departure and will depend on snow and weather conditions. This trip may possibly involve Mt Sibbald, nothing in life is certain.

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Grade Easy+. Map(s) BY25. Approximate cost $20. List Closes: 7 Sep.

Departure Point: Z Station Papanui

Hinewai is a beautiful bird and bush reserve on the eastern side of Banks Peninsula, accessed from the Summit Road above Akaroa. The trip will start from the carpark at the end of Lower Long Bay Road and follow the Valley Track, then the Kereru Track up to Jules Knob (370m) from where there are great views looking out over the reserve and Otanerito Bay. Continuing along the Kereru Track, look forward to lunch at the Visitor Centre. From there we follow West Track, and Beech Terrace Track where there is a stand of red beech trees. Rejoin the Valley Track, then the Beach Track through to Otanerito Bay and back to the cars.

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Grade Hard. Map(s) BX15. Approximate cost $60+Camping or Hut Fee. List Closes: 31 Aug.

Departure Point: Z Station Papanui

Departing on Friday night, climb Saturday via the standard route. Either head back on Saturday night or cruise back on Sunday

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Grade Easy/Mod (Requires Snow Skills). Map(s) BW20. Approximate cost $20. List Closes: 14 Sep.

Departure Point: Z Station Papanui

Located in Cottons Sheep Range at the northwest end of Lake Coleridge is Mount Cotton (1470m). Ideal chance to become familiar with those snow skills, newly acquired or otherwise on an easy tramp. Height gain over 5Km is a kilometer, starting out on farm tracks which will disappear under a covering of snow. The rewarding view of the Coleridge basin second only to the much more technical Mt. Oakden from this normally easy-mod tramp reduced to an Easy Pace. Requires Snow Skills, axes & crampons. Order from gear custodian clubnight 26JulyDistance 10Km. Height gain1000m

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Grade Hard. Map(s) BV20. Approximate cost $40 + hut fee. List Closes: 7 Sep.

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Stay Friday night in Arthur's Pass. On Saturday, gain Waimakariri Col via the Rolleston River, climb Mt Armstrong, and stay in Waimakariri Falls Hut. On Sunday, either climb Carrington Peak or enjoy a lie-in, then walk out to Klondyke Corner.

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Grade Moderate Hard Challenge plus Easier options. Map(s) BX16, BX15. Approximate cost Contact Leader. List Closes: 14 Sep.

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Over night trip to historic Almer Hut overlooking the stunning Franz Josef Glacier. Well leave Fri evening and stay at a backpackers or camp in Franz Josef. Sat morning we'll helicopter up to Almer Hut. Options from there include climbing St Mildred or Drummond peak (hard option) or just hanging out at the hut and enjoying the view (easy option). Other options depending on what the group wants.

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Grade Moderate - easy pace. Map(s) . Approximate cost $20. List Closes: 28 Sep.

Departure Point: Z Station Papanui

beginners guide to getting lost and what to do about it, plus some general navigation & bushcraft skills. Bring your normal day pack & gear, a good lunch and a sense of humour - some pre-torn clothes may be usefull as the trip does involve some bush bashing. Bring your GPS and/or compass if you have one , but it is not essential because they will be provided for the navigation part of the exercise. We will stop at the Rangiora pub for tea and a debrief on the way home

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Grade Easy/Social. Map(s) BV20. Approximate cost $35 + hut fees. List Closes: 27 Sep .

Departure Point: Z Station Papanui

This is a relaxed weekend trip based at Arthur's Pass Hut. Flexible arrival either Friday night or any time on Saturday. I'll co-ordinate the pot luck dinner and transport. The club hut will be pre-booked for club members. Easy day trips and plenty of scope for other trips depending on weather/interest/another leader. The Pot Luck tea is the social high-light. Tramps to be arranged as per weather and interest. I aim to lead two easy day trips. Suggestions are Otira Valley, and Kelly tops. It would be good if we could have a leader for a harder day trip onto the tops. Mt Te Kinga would be a good option for a moderate day trip. Maximum 16 people. My contact details: 03 3584580 or 0221526158.

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Grade ModHard. Map(s) BW20. Approximate cost $15. List Closes: 28 Sep.

Departure Point: Z Station Papanui

Attempt 2: Interesting circuit south of Porters in the Korowai Torlesse Tussocklands Park. This area is considered a key site for the protection of high country landscapes and ecosystems. The trip makes a 19km circuit with a long initial climb, and a further climb at the end out of MacFarlane Stream, earning its moderate hard grading.

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Grade Moderate. Map(s) BU22. Approximate cost $30. List Closes: 28 Sep.

Departure Point: Z Station Papanui

Meet at 7am. Drive to just past the Engineers Camp on SH7. Ford the Boyle, Doubtful and Kedron Rivers to Lake Man and the Doubtful Range (about 13km with a height gain of 1000m). Enjoy the magnificent views of the range. Camp next to Lake Man if the weather is good or next to/in the bivouac if it's not (space is limited around the biv). Return via the the Doubtful tops (~13km).

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Grade Moderate. Map(s) BW20. Approximate cost $40. List Closes: 19 Oct.

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Pt 2140 in the Birdwood Range may not sound very special but this peak stands above all the surrounding peaks and will give outstanding views out to the main divide. Walk in via Triangle creek and camp at Casey tarn before scrambling up the peak