PNTMC Events Card: January - June 2018
Palmerston North Tramping and Mountaineering Club Inc
We try to keep to the schedule, but changes are unavoidable at times. Updates are given at club nights, and/or in the monthly newsletter. If there is a trip you are really keen on going on, it pays to contact the trip leader well in advance.
Trip Grading
Trip grades depend on many factors, especially weather and terrain. A reasonably proficient tramper should be expected to do the trips in the following times: PO Box 1217, Palmerston North
E Easy 3-4 hours               
M Medium  5-6 hours  PNTMC Contacts
F Fit about 8 hours  President  Janet Wilson  329 4722
FE Fitness Essential over 8 hours Vice President  Bruce van Brunt 328 4761
Other grades:  Secretary  Grant Christian 354 5843
T Technical skills required  BWD Best weather day Treasurer Warren Wheeler   356 1998
I Instructional  MTB Mountain Bike Webmaster Peter Wiles/Martin Lawrence 358 6894/357 1695
Gear for trips Membership  Anne Lawrence/Warren Wheeler   357 1695/356 1998
Minimum gear for day trips: Each person should have appropriate footwear, pack, lunch and snacks, water, waterproof jacket, overtrousers, gloves, warm hat,toilet paper, matches or a lightter, sunblock, first aid kit, torch, a whistle and a survival bag or space blanket. Each person needs to be equipped to survive overnight.                                                                          For longer trips: Discuss gear requirements with the trip leader. Gear Custodian Grant Christian 354 5843
Newsletter Editor  Warren Wheeler   356 1998
Trip Coordinators Janet Wilson  329 4722
Anne Lawrence 357 1695
Club Nights
Club nights: 7:15pm on the second and last Thursday of each month 
Trip participants at the Society of Friends Hall, 227 College Street, Palmerston North. All welcome! 
Contact the trip leader at least 3 days in advance. Trips leave from Milverton Park unless other arrangements are made. A charge for transport will be collected on the day. 25-Jan BYO BBQ      Warren Wheeler
8-Feb Rescue Helicopter Hangar Visit Warren Wheeler
22-Feb Navigation Know How Warren Wheeler
Trip leaders 8-Mar Arctic Passage Peter Wiles
Complete the trip intentions form and leave with one of the Overdue Trip Contacts or email If you are unable to run your trip as scheduled, advise a trip coordinator as soon as possible so that alternatives can be arranged. 29-Mar Arizona Trail Glenn Pendergast
12-Apr AGM
26-Apr Spine of the Fish Anthony Behrens/Fiona Burleigh
Overdue Trips (Note to partners, parents or friends) 10-May Wild about Cats Kat Strang
If a club trip is late returning, please do not worry unduly as there is probably a good reason for the delay. If you are in any doubt, please phone one of the overdue trip contacts: 31-May BYO Pics Martin Lawrence
14-Jun Overland Track Tasmania Kathy Corner
28-Jun Trekking Nepal Jo & Lawrence O'Halloran
Committee Meetings
Martin and Anne Lawrence 357 1695 15 February 22 March 19 April
Janet Wilson 329 4722 24 May 21 June