Club Activities

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Initial enquiries: Barbara Gordon 348 9149, email barbarajgordon@xtra.co.nz.

Weekend trips

Weekend trips include one day and overnight trips, as well as extended tramps over long weekends. Grading varies to cater for all levels of fitness and experience. Social events and mountain bike trips are also listed.

Wednesday tramps

Held every week up to a 100 km radius to mountains, forest, bush and farmland. Wednesday midweek day tramp planned by rostered leaders. Usually more challenging than Thursday tramps.

Coordinator: Margret McKinnon 344 3899, or email to mjmckinnon@xtra.co.nz;

(Please book in by 7 pm Tuesday)

Thursday tramps

No bush bashing, generally over better tracks and a little easier. Regular leader Earle Turner; tramps to suit mature members; normally closer to Wanganui; departure 9 am from clubroom.

Co-ordinated by Val Cowan 345 0456, email tony.val_cowan@clear.net.nz.

Every second Thursday. Scheduled for May 4 & 18, June 1, 15 & 29, July 13 & 27, August 10 & 24, in 2017.

TT2 tramps are short walks around town from 9 am on alternate Thursdays. Contact is Carolyn Shingleton 347 7644.

BOMBS Group Cycle Rides depart at 9am every Tuesday from I-site on Taupo Quay. Carolyn Shingleton 347 7644.

Transport

The Club owns two minivans seating 11 and 12 passengers, which meet most of our transport needs.


Maps for Trampers

Department of Conservation Walks Maps at www.doc.govt.nz/walkingandtramping

Walking Access Maps at  www.wams.org.nz 

Land Information Maps at www.linz.govt.nz/land/maps/linz-topographic-maps/map-chooser

Mapping Advice from Basil Hooper


New Competitions Page

For results of the club's three competitions for 2017 turn to Competitions Page situated under the trip reports on Weekend trips navigation button


Accommodation

Possum Lodge is a private Wanganui Tramping Club lodge near Raurimu and is available for hire.

Possum Lodge

Possum Lodge

The Club also owns the Mangaturuturu Hut on the western slopes of Mount Ruapehu. It is available to members without charge and non-members for the appropriate 'Back Country' hut fee.

Mangaturuturu Hut

Mangaturuturu Hut

The verandah on the hut has now had windows and doors added to provide greater security from wildlife.

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Information Handbook for Members

April 2017 Edition including Trip Leader's Responsibilities and van procedures. Download this eight page PDF file to read or print.

What to do in a backcountry emergency

FMC (Federated Mountain Clubs) Bulletin of August 2016 contained a very useful article titled "What to do in a backcountry emergency". It is reproduced here as a four page document for you to download or print. Please read the advice before venturing forth!

Stock Awareness for trampers crossing farmland

An explanatory guide to help you avoid unfortunate outcomes, from Ray Walton

Health and safety responsibilities of farmers to recreational visitors FAQ

This is a useful summary of when a hazard warning needs to be made. For further information see www.walkingaccess.govt.nz.