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Grade Moderate+. Map(s) BV20. Approximate cost 33. List Closes: 14 Feb.

Departure Point: Caltex Russley

Sunday is a day of rest – or even better, a day of hard tramping. Starting at the Devils Punchbowl carpark in Arthurs Pass, we will climb steeply to Point 1844, informally known as Mt Karen. You can get some idea of what this part of the trip is like from this trip report: https://www.facebook.com/kerkhofs.john/media_set?set=a.1828680050769709&type=3. From here we will continue to the summit of Mt Aicken, at 1858 metres. A complete route guide can be found at http://www.arthurspass.com/inf237.php. This climb is rated as "Grade 1: Easy scramble. Use of rope generally only for glacier travel." You should bring a helmet. I am expecting a cumulative elevation gain of about 1200 – 1330 metres. We did a lot of resting last time; I’m aiming to go at it a lot harder this time and do the entire trip to Mt Aicken in the 6 – 8 hrs that the route guide indicates, leaning towards the 6 hours. Adding in the travel time to Arthurs Pass, we are looking at potentially a 12 hour day, so I want to do this as fast as possible. Note:- we will be leaving from Caltex Russley at 07:00 on Sunday.

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Grade Easy/Mod. Map(s) BX19. Approximate cost $30. List Closes: 14 Feb.

Departure Point: Caltex Russley

From Lake Clearwater we climb up approx 650m to the summit of Mt Guy with hopefully good views of Lake Clearwater and the Southern Alps.

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Grade Easy. Map(s) BT23. Approximate cost $35 + hut fees. List Closes: 14 Feb.

Departure Point: Z Station Papanui

A classic among many Cantabrians is the leisurely and highly-scenic Lake Daniell Track which is west of Lewis Pass. The 3hr walk-in and gentle gradient makes it ideal to invite family members and friends who would like to start tramping. Once at the hut, you can take a walk around the waters edge, go for a swim in the tranquil lake or relax and socialise with others - the choice is yours. Although you will probably get a bunk in the hut, you may choose to take a tent and set it up by the lake. Since it’s not a hard walk in, you may also like to take in some slightly heavier yummy gourmet food to munch on and enjoy.

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Grade Moderate but at an easy pace. Map(s) . Approximate cost $30 + hut fees. List Closes: 14 Feb.

Departure Point: Caltex Russley

Saturday will be a stiff walk up the hill to the Kelly Range & claim a bunk in the Carroll Hut before checking out the sunset from Kellys Hill. Sunday morning will give people a chance to check out the tops before returning to the hut, packing up and walking back out. The climb up is around 800 metres of height gain and 2 - 3 hours through forest & sub alpine scrub leading onto the tussock grasslands surrounding the hut. For more info contact Chris McGimpsey 027 657 3070 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Grade Moderate+. Map(s) BU19, BV19, BV20. Approximate cost $40 + hut fee. List Closes: 14 Feb.

Departure Point: Contact Leader

Maximum 10 people. Stay at club hut on Friday night. Car shuffle between Harrington Creek and the Taipo Road bridge. Up Harrington Creek to the tops, (climb Wilson’s Knob if people are keen) drop down to Griffin Creek Hut for the night (4 bunks so bring a tent). Following day out via Rocky Creek. Expect a long hard day on the Sunday. If the weather is not good this trip will be postponed.

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Grade Moderate+. Map(s) BV20. Approximate cost $20. List Closes: 21 Feb.

Departure Point: Caltex Russley

Park near the foot of the cableway at the top of Arthurs Pass. Climb the ridge to Phipps to around 1400m then sidle in to Pegleg Creek Basin and up on to the shoulder to the east of the summit of Mt Stuart. Climb a steep shute to the summit. Descend the ridge to SH73 via the ridge heading SW and Hills Peak. Great tramp with a bit of everything; bush bash, rough ground, ridge and wonderful views down on to the viaduct from the cliffs that will probably end up down there when the fault next goes!

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Grade Moderate but at an easy pace. Map(s) BX20. Approximate cost $20. List Closes: 21 Feb.

Departure Point: Z Station Papanui

This trip gives a varied loop in the Mt Hutt Forest Conservation Area. Starting at the beautiful AwaAwa Rata Reserve, we walk up Scotts Saddle Track to the Skifield road. This is a climb of around 600m over 5kms through mixed forest and then on to tussock tops with great views of the plains. From the road we head west down through the forest to reach Pudding Hill Stream. This is followed downstream (untracked) for approx. 6kms to where a short track leads back to the reserve. Expect wet feet on the homeward part of this round trip of approx. 12kms.

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Grade Hard. Map(s) BV20. Approximate cost $35 + hut fees. List Closes: 28 Feb.

Departure Point: Caltex Russley

We will be choosing the best day out of Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 March to complete the Philistine-Rolleston Traverse. We will stay at the CTC Hut in Arthurs Pass the night before the climb, so we can have an early start. We will start at the Philistine end and finish at Rolleston, as the route is easiest in this direction. You need to have undertaken a basic snowcraft course or have equivalent experience, as the use of an ice axe and crampons may be required. A short section on the decent from high peak is often abseiled, so it is best if you know how to abseil. If you don't know how to abseil but would like to come, please talk to the trip leader well in advance. This is a grade 2 mountaineering route, but a very achievable one. The route can be comfortably undertaken without rock shoes or a rope, but we will be taking a rope and participants may like to carry rock shoes, just in case. If this is a trip you would like to join, but you're not sure if you yet have the confidence, please do get in touch with the trip leader so she can talk to you about the route. The trip leader would like to encourage all who are interested in this route to consider coming. A great way to increase your confidence is to do some rock climbing (gym, crag, or mountain scrambles) in advance. Some photos of the route can be viewed here: https://wearyfeet.smugmug.com/The-Great-Outdoors/Arthurs-Pass-National-Park/Phillistine-Rolleston-Traverse (Just remember, photos often make it look harder than it was at the time!). There will be a cap on numbers - this will be determined by the level of experience in the team. If the weather is not good enough to run the trip we will reschedule it to the following weekend (9-10 March).

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Grade Moderate but at an easy pace. Map(s) BT23. Approximate cost $40. List Closes: 28 Feb.

Departure Point: Z Station Papanui

From the Lewis Pass carpark we climb up through the beech forest up to the top. We’ll continue along to the tarns and possibly further depending on how keen people are. Note:-Meet at 7.30am.

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Grade Moderate but at an easy pace. Map(s) BV20. Approximate cost $30 + $15 Hut Fees. List Closes: 28 Feb.

Departure Point: Caltex Russley

A great chance to climb 2 x trampers peaks in one weekend at an easy pace, with a pot luck tea & sleep over at the club hut on the Sat night. Depending on the weather we will tackle both Mt Karen & Mt Barron over the weekend. This will give everyone excellent alpine views from both sides of Arthurs Pass, plus a chance to scout out the route to Mt O’Malley which will be visited later in the year. More importantly it will give the trip leader another chance to stand on top of Mt Barron after two previous failed attempts. As with the earlier Bell Tea trips both climbs will be run at an easy pace with a cup of tea at the top to celebrate. If people are short of time they can join us for a day trip on either the Sat or Sunday. Leader Chris McGimpsey 027 657 3070 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Grade Mountain Bike Moderate. Map(s) BT24. Approximate cost $35 + hut fees. List Closes: 28 Feb.

Departure Point: Z Station Papanui

The plan is to bike from Maling Pass to Anne hut (new 20 bunk hut) where we are staying the night. There is the option for a side trip to Lake Guyon.The next day we will bike down the Waiau River along Henry track up Saddle Spur with some great fews from there. Then follow the McArthur track and crossing the pictures McArthurs hanging bridge. Don’t forget to bring your togs as there are option for a swim and hot pool. There will be some climbing towards Edwards Valley and out towards St James Homestead. Car shuffle between the homestead and Mailing Pass. Good fitness and intermediate MTB skills level. https://www.doc.govt.nz/stjamescycletrail. Klem Stampfli 027 6671688 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Maximum of 10 people.

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Grade Easy/Mod. Map(s) BW20. Approximate cost $20. List Closes: 7 Mar.

Departure Point: Z Station Papanui

The trip will start on Double Hill Run Road along the south bank of the Rakaia and follow a marked track up the true right of Redcliffe Stream through a scenic reserve. The reserve contains a diverse range of native plants including a dense stand of kowhai, uncommon in inland Canterbury. At the head of the stream, we follow a farm track around the base of the Mt Hutt Range and back out to the road. Round trip approx. 16kms, cumulative height gain, 500m. The trip will require a car shuffle.

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Grade Easy/Mod. Map(s) BS28. Approximate cost $15. List Closes: 14 Mar.

Departure Point: Caltex Russley

This is one of my favourite day trips because of the variety of terrain. First 2 hours on track then a stiff 500m assent then 1 hour of ridge travel and highlight of the day a good scree run back down. Great trip if you are easy/mod fitness and you have never run a scree before. Sign up on line or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Grade Moderate but at an easy pace. Map(s) . Approximate cost See trip description . List 16 March .

Departure Point: Z Station Papanui

The Huayhuash (pronounced ("wi wash") is rated one of the 10 best treks in the world and is a 120km, 11 day loop that is between 3300m and 5000m elevation. I am looking at a guided option where you can hike with just a day pack and donkeys will carry all the other gear if you want. Cost looks to be around NZ$4500 (NZ$1500 guide+ NZ$1800 flights (from NZ) +NZ$1000 hotels and misc.) The guided bit is all inclusive. I have had a number of people express interest in this trip and will likely organise it into groups of 6 to make logistics easier and for those that may want to take a more leisurely pace. Please contact leader for more details; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..