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Grade ModHard. Map(s) BU20. Approximate cost $40 + hut fee. List Closes: 25 Apr.

Departure Point: Contact Leader

Stay in the club hut in Arthur’s Pass on Friday night. On Saturday morning drive to Camp Creek River off Lake Brunner Road and begin the tramp along the Camp Creek Route to the summit of Mt Alexander, from 180m to 1958m. High camp on Saturday night. Summit either Saturday afternoon or Sunday morning as time/conditions allow. There may be early-season snow, in which case snow skills would be required - the trip leader will send round an email about that nearer the time.

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Grade Moderate. Map(s) BV20, BV21. Approximate cost $30 + hut fees. List Closes: 2 May.

Departure Point: Z Station Papanui

This series is based on the general principle that “a good attitude gains you altitude, and altitude gives you a good attitude”. Saturday’s pile of rock will be 1836m Mt Bealey via the Mt Bealey track, 1000 metres of height gain, a scree run down into the top of Rough Creek followed by a boulder hopping thrash down stream to the main road. Following a pot luck tea, a hot shower and a comfortable nights sleep we will knock off Mt Misery via Broad Stream and the two points 1854 on Sunday. The return trip will be via a bush bash down the north face onto the main road with a short road walk back to the cars. All this should ensure the Sheffield pub stop on the way back to CHCH is well earned.

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Grade Easy/Mod. Map(s) BU20, BU21, BV21. Approximate cost $40. List Closes: 2 May.

Departure Point: Caltex Russley

We tried three times to go last year but we were beaten by weather every time! Summer is well and truly over now, so why not warm up with a trip to what may well be the best hot pools in the area? The tramp starts at Aickens Corner, then after crossing the Otira River it is an easy stroll along the Taramakau up to Lake Kaurapataka. The flood track along the Otehake River can be a bit challenging but we might be able to follow the river if we are lucky. The trip in should only take a few hours so there will be plenty of time to soak in the pools, and we'll share a potluck supper, making this an excellent social trip. On Sunday we'll return either the same way or via the Otehake and Taramakau.

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Grade Easy. Map(s) . Approximate cost Approx $35. List Closes: 16 May.

Departure Point: Caltex Russley

From Buick’s Bridge carpark on the Hakatere Heron Road we follow an easy track through the tussock to the historic Boundary Creek Hut. We then walk over to Mystery Lake and down to the Te Araroa Trail before walking out. Ideal for those looking to do their first overnight trip.

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Grade Easy. Map(s) BX19. Approximate cost $25. List Closes: 6 Jun.

Departure Point: Caltex Russley

Nice easy walk in over the Miners track to the Woolshed Creek Hut. Walk out the same way or depending on the weather and keenness we may walk out via Rhyolite Ridge and the Bus Stop overhang. Ideal for those looking to do their first overnight trip.

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Grade Moderate (requires snow skills). Map(s) BH34, BH35. Approximate cost Approx. $300. List Closes: 25 Jul.

Departure Point: Z Station Papanui

The Tongariro Crossing is a tramp that needs little introduction. It’s iconic among people from all walks of life and experience levels. A classic hike for the keen tramper is to do it in winter, which is our goal. The plan is to fly from ChCh to Palmerston North or WEL on Tue evening on Aug 6th and return Sun Aug 11. Within this time our plan is to complete the crossing in one day then try to also climb Mt Ruapehu and/or Mt Ngauruhoe on another day. A certain level of flexibility will need to prevail depending on the best weather conditions on the day. Although we won’t be roped together, a good level of snow experience will be required, as will alpine clothing and equipment. Costs are approx. and will cover van/car hire and camping/hostel type accomodation near the crossing or mountains, (they exclude airfares.)

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Grade Training. Map(s) . Approximate cost $399. List Closes: 15 Aug.

Departure Point: Contact Leader

This is a 2 day introductory avalanche awareness course that focuses on identifying avalanche terrain and understanding what causes avalanches. Understanding the NZ Backcountry Avalanche Advisory is a vital skill that you will learn on this course. This is a practical field based course with some theory to increase your understanding. This course is approved by (MSC) Mountain Safety Council. You will gain a MSC certificate in Avalanche Awareness upon completion of this course. We will stay at the Club Hut on Friday night and the fee includes lodging and main meals at Temple Basin. This course is only open to Club Members. AVALANCHE AWARENESS COURSE INCLUDES... Introduction to the NZ Backcountry Avalanche Advisory Mountain Weather in NZ Using an avalanche transceiver Probing techniques Snow Shoveling technique Small party rescue scenarios Identifying avalanche terrain Identifying terrain traps Introduction to safe travel techniques