The Club has some equipment available for hire to members for:

  • Assisting new trampers;
  • Club trips into remote regions where robust tents may be required;
  • Established members with one-off needs for gear which they don’t have;
  • Training.

The equipment is not available to non-members, other than via a trip leader or other member who is responsible for its use, return and payments.

The Gear Custodian is Barney Stephenson, ph 027 358 3281 (text preferred), or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Club gear on loan to you is your responsibility:

  • Check items before leaving and know how to use it: fit crampons to boots, check ice axe loops are tied on, practice putting tents up etc.;
  • Understand how PLBs work and emergency contacts;
  • Carry tents inside pack; when outside they can be punctured or lost e.g. during bush bashing;
  • As appropriate for the weather, select sheltered and well drained sites for pitching tents, and avoid places which might puncture the floor;
  • Assemble tent poles section by section; don’t let them snap together as this can weaken and crack the joins;
  • After use, wipe off dirt, clean out leaves and rubbish and thoroughly dry tent inners and outers;
  • Wash and dry the pegs;
  • Make sure all other gear you borrow is clean and dry before returning it;
  • Report damage or performance concerns.

Pay hire fees directly to the club account via internet banking, labelling entries as Gear (item) hire.

The Custodian checks items on return and can advise the Club to seek reasonable recompense for loss or damage and may refuse future loans.



Number owned by CTC



Helmets (Petzl and Black Diamond)


No charge

Lightweight Black Diamond ice axes (70 and 75 cm)


$5.00 per item per day ($10 per weekend)

Faders light ice axes (65 and 75 cm)


Older metal ice axes (65, 70 and 75 cm)


Grivel G12 crampons, suitable for stiffened boots and climbing (straps, not clips)


10 point equivalent crampons suitable for tramping boots, modern style straps


Old style crampons


Pack 70 litre


$2.00 per weekend

Snow shovel


$4.00 per item per weekend


Macpac Minaret 2 person approx. 2.5 kg, 3 season


$5.00 per person per night

Macpac Olympus 2 person, 3 at a squash approx. 3.5 kg, 4 season 


Macpac Spectrum 4 person, approx. 5 kg, 3/4 season (2 tents well used) 


Macpac Hemisphere 4 person 6 kg, 4 season


Fairydown Trios 3 person, 4 at a squash 4.5 kg 4 season


OEX PHOXX 1 person bivvy, 2 possibly 3 season 1.5 kg


3 litre billy


$2.00 per weekend