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Upcoming Events

The full set of current events is listed below, or use the menu on the left to see a set of current events selected according to the categories or view past events.   The latest trip details are in the Aug, 2019 newsletter.  The 6-month events schedule can be downloaded via the Events card link or contact a committee member (see Contacts).  Off on a trip today? Perhaps tomorrow? Have you given someone reliable an accurate description of your intentions?  Use this form to record your plans.  Best of all, email your intentions (with an optionally completed SAR form) to our overdue trips contacts (Martin or Anne Lawrence or Graeme Richards) at

Grading of Trips

Trips grades depend on many factors (the composition of the group, terrain, weather etc.) but in general are graded; Easy (E) - < 4 hours; Medium (M) - < 6 hours; Fit (F) < 8 hours; Fitness essential (FE) > 8 hours; Technical (T) requires special gear &/or instruction; Instruction (I) refers to instruction events.

Participants need to contact the trip leader at least two days prior to the event.

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Trip safety awareness

Members of a trip party (especially leaders and novices) need to consider that the backcountry (particularly the alpine environment) has certain risks and that participants are collectively and individually responsible for their safety.  Download a copy of an emergency SAR form and pop it into your pack - you could save someone's life.

We are into this feedback thingy.  Been on a trip of ours and have some thoughts for us to consider, then why not fill out an events feedback sheet?  Alternatively use the form and email us directly.

A detailed list of actions useful for both leaders and participants is available.  How to handle an emergency - suggestion: digest before your trip, print and take a copy with you.

Aug 2019
Sat 24th - Sun 25th (Trips) Tony Gates Memorial Howletts Trip Medium/fit

Warren Wheeler 356 1998
Sat 24th (Trips) Herepai Hut Medium/fit

Woody Lee 021 044 4552
Thu 29th (Social) Photo Competition All
Society of Friends Hall, College Street, 7.30 pm. Presentation by Martin Lawrence.

Sat 31st - Sun 1st (Trips) Gold Creek Hut Easy

Graeme Peters 329-4722
Sep 2019
Sat 7th (Trips) Tahurangi Technical
This climbing event will be held on either the Saturday or Sunday according to the weather scenario.
Grant Christian 021-117-6921
Sun 8th (Trips) Waiopehu Loop Fit

Janet Wilson 329-4722
Thu 12th (Social) Whio Update All
Society of Friends Hall, College Street, 7.30 pm. Presentation by Janet Wilson.

Sat 14th - Sun 15th (Trips) Mitre Medium/fit

Warren Wheeler 356-1998
Sun 15th (Trips) Rangi-Deadmans Loop Medium

Craig Allerby 06-323-7913
Sat 21st - Sun 22nd (Trips) YTYY Medium

Richard Lockett 06-323-0948
Sat 21st (Trips) Taranaki Technical & FE
Either Saturday or Sunday depending on the better weather prospect.
Grant Christian 021-117-6921
Thu 26th (Social) Beyond Snowcraft All
Society of Friends Hall, College Street, 7.30 pm. Presentation by Dieter Stalmann.

Sat 28th - Sun 29th (Social) Pine Pulling Posse Gordon Kear Easy

Fiona Burleigh 358-5517
Sun 29th (Trips) Kaiparoro Easy/Medium

Michelle Benton 027-355-2532
Oct 2019
Sat 5th - Sun 6th (Trips) Ngauruhoe Medium/fit

Warren Wheeler 356-1998
Sun 6th (Trips) Beginners Tramp 1 Easy

Anne Lawrence 357-1695
Thu 10th (Social) Mustang Valley All
Society of Friends Hall, College Street, 7.30 pm. Presentation by Jo and Lawrence.

Sat 12th - Sun 13th (Trips) Forks Hut Easy/Medium

Graeme Peters 329-4722
Sun 13th (Trips) Longview-Makaretu Fit

Chris Tuffley 359-2530
Sat 19th - Sun 20th (Trips) Cattle Creek Easy/Medium

Janet Wilson 329-4722
Sat 19th (Trips) A-Frame-Stanfield Loop Medium/fit

Elly Arnst 022-682-3136
Sat 26th - Mon 28th (Trips) Labour Weekend
Details will be in October newsletter.

Sat 26th (Trips) Ellis Hut Medium

Graeme Richards 06-353-6227
Thu 31st (Social) Project Birds NZ All
Society of Friends Hall, College Street, 7.30 pm. Presentation by Kirsten Olsen

Nov 2019
Sat 2nd - Sun 3rd (Trips) Maropea Forks Medium/fit

Chris Tuffley 3592530
Sun 3rd (Trips) Beginners Tramp 2 Easy

Anne Lawrence 357-1695
Sat 9th - Sun 10th (Trips) Cow Creek Medium

Janet Wilson 329-4722
Sun 10th (Trips) Te Mara & Blue Range Hut Medium

Warren Wheeler 356-1998
Thu 14th (Social) BYO Pics All
Society of Friends Hall, College Street, 7.30 pm.
Martin Lawrence
Sat 16th - Sun 17th (Trips) Top Gorge Medium

Graeme Peters 329-4722
Sat 16th (Trips) Mid Waiohine Hut Fit
Best weather day of Saturday or Sunday.
Ange Minto 027-472-0660
Sat 23rd - Sun 24th (Trips) Makaretu Hut Medium

Richard Lockett 06-323-0948
Sun 24th (Trips) North Mangahao Biv Fit

Chris Tuffley 359-2530
Thu 28th (Social) 3-Pass Trip and Lewis Pass All
Society of Friends Hall, College Street, 7.30 pm. Presentation by Chris Tuffley.

Sat 30th - Sun 1st (Trips) Hidden Lake Easy/Medium

Jo O'Halloran 027-417-1140
Dec 2019
Sun 1st (Trips) Mick & Ventura Wreck Medium

Warren Wheeler 356-1998
Sat 7th - Sun 8th (Trips) Mid Pohangina Hut Medium

Janet Wilson 329-4722
Sun 8th (Trips) Beginners Tramp 3 Easy/Medium

Anne Lawrence 357-1695
Thu 12th (Social) End of Year BBQ All
See December newsletter for details.
Warren Wheeler 356-1998
Sat 14th - Sun 15th (Trips) Kaweka Explorer Medium/fit

Bruce van Brunt 328-4761
Sun 15th (Trips) TBA Medium
Details to be advised. See the December newsletter, or ring Richard.
Richard Lockett 06-323-0948

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