Tramping Club Articles in Wanganui Chronicle


"Poet, peasant, philosopher, friend"

Article in Wanganui Midweek, June 27, 2018 page 5 = Making Tracks with Scroggin

"Trampers are strange mixture: somewhere in the time between the innocence of childhood and the finality of the grave (or marriage) you find the phenomenon known as the tramper."

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 A Whanganui tramper in the rest position. Well, it had been a tough day on the track.

A Whanganui tramper in the rest position. Well, it had been a tough day on the track.


"Sandals on march for local trampers" 

Article from Wanganui Midweek 31 May, 2018

Trampers are always interested in the gear and clothing of fellow travellers on the trail. These have been modified greatly over the years. A new revolution in the Wanganui Tramping Club is in footwear, where sandals are on the march.

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 The feet have it: Wanganui Tramping Club show off their sandals after wearing them over the infamous Dusky Track in Fiordland National Park.

The feet have it: Wanganui Tramping Club show off their sandals after wearing them over the infamous Dusky Track in Fiordland National Park.


"Wind-blasted trampers on top of Rhine Range"

Article from 24th May 2018 by Tramping Club member, Dave Scoullar

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 Calm before the storm on the Ruahine tops, from left, Mark Sutherland, Cherry Channon and Val Wackrow.

Calm before the storm on the Ruahine tops, from left, Mark Sutherland, Cherry Channon and Val Wackrow.


"Waitotara tracks, then and now: Five days in remote bush country"

Article from May 12, written by Tramping Club member, Laurel Stowell. 

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 Trampers (from left) Mark Sutherland, Robert Lott, Shane McCulloch, David Scoullar and Brian Doughty set off on day four. Photo / Laurel stowell

Trampers (from left) Mark Sutherland, Robert Lott, Shane McCulloch, David Scoullar and Brian Doughty set off on day four. Photo / Laurel stowell