Trips usually leave from the Medway Street car park.
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For Trip Organizer names, phone numbers and trip grade, please look in the What’s On > Programme Page.
Members – Day Trip Organizers would appreciate knowing of your intention to come prior to departure.
Non Members – Please contact the Trip Organizer before coming on the trip.Failure to ring prior to the day trip will result in refusal to be able to come.
Please contact your Trip Organizer or a Committee Member for any help or information you may need about a trip.
Any relevant medical conditions should be mentioned to the trip organizer before trips are undertaken. Remember to supply a contact phone number (i.e. someone to be notified if your return is delayed). In the event of a late return enquiries can be made to the Trip Organizers home phone number, or the person nominated by the trip organizer, or anyone on the NOTMC committee.
WEEKEND TRIP RESERVATION
Please notify the Trip Organizer no later than Monday prior to the trips departure if want to go on or withdraw from a trip. The organizer needs this time to arrange transport, accommodation etc.
Anyone who withdraws from a trip later than Monday may be liable for costs incurred. Non-members will not be able to participate in weekend trips unless they are known to club members or they have attended at least 2 day trips.
C Day walks from base camp.
E Up to 4 hours walking on tracks
M Up to 8 hours walking, reasonable fitness needed.
F Over 8 hours walking, usually rough terrain, a higher level of fitness and alpine equipment often
4 X Helmets, Ice axes, Sets of crampons.
1 X Tent Fly
1 X Locator Beacon. (Some individual members also have these).
Trip travel costs are worked out on a shared vehicle basis. Contact your Trip Organizer for details, or members can look on the Members Area Page for an estimate. There you can download the current Trips Programme, and print it off for quick reference. Trip Cost Calculation details are below in the Trip Organisers Responsibilities section.
If staying in DOC huts make sure you have a current Annual Pass or have purchased the required number of Back Country Hut Passes. These are available from the Oamaru Information Centre.
Boots, socks plus a dry pair , gaiters, parka, windbreaker, overtrousers, shirt, warm jersey / jacket, shorts, long-johns or long trousers, mitts, balaclava, sunhat, sunglasses, lunch, scroggin, full water bottle, sunblock, first aid kit, toilet paper, torch, camera, map, compass, whistle, spare clothes in vehicle.
NO COTTON OUTER GARMENTS ON TRAMP PLEASE
Pack, packliner, sleeping bag (& cover), groundsheet, karrimat, parka, windbreaker, overtrousers, shorts, boots, warm socks (3 pairs),gaiters, shirt, warm jersey / jacket, wool or polyprop top, wool or polyprop long-johns or warm trousers, change of underwear, mitts and overmitts, balaclava, sunhat, sunglasses, torch, candle, billy, FOOD, cooker, fuel, lighter / matches, tent, full water bottle, bowl & spoon, mug, sunblock, first aid kit, toilet paper, toilet gear, torch, camera, map, compass, whistle, plastic bags, spare clothes in vehicle.
Alpine Trips Crampons, iceaxe, climbing / bike helmet.
NO COTTON OUTER GARMENTS ON TRIP PLEASE
TRIP MEMBER RESPONSIBILITIES
Before the Trip
A person intending going on a Club Trip should ensure that they:
1. Have researched the intended trip, and are aware of the grade (see above), terrain, altitude increase and estimated length of the trip.
2. Are of sufficient fitness and good health .
3. Have sufficient suitable equipment, clothing, and food / drink.
4. Are experienced enough to handle the challenge of this particular trip in conjunction with the other trip members.
5. Relevant medical conditions should be mentioned to the organiser before trips are undertaken.
During the Trip
Group Responsibilities During the Trip
1. Leave gates as you find them and respect landowners rights
2. Monitor the weather while tramping.
3. Individuals are responsible for the safety of themselves and a shared responsibility for the group.
4. Every member should communicate openly with the group regarding their own welfare (ie. if they are not well) either personally or throuh walkie talkies.
5. When tramping, never get so far ahead that you can not see the person behind you.
6. Re-group when parts of the route are unclear or difficult.
7. Consensus or shared leadership is appropriate and if an accident occurs, again, shared decision making is necessary, drawing on the knowledge of the more experienced members plus the trip organiser.
8. Agree on a time to return to the cars.
TRIP ORGANISER RESPONSIBILITIES
Before the Trip
1. Give the Trip Planning Sub Committee a description of your trip for the website. This descrption should give members a good understanding of the trip grade, terrain, altitude increase, and hours.
2. If necessary seek permission from the runholders.
3. On Clubnight, make an announcement of your intentions.
4. Check the weather forecast as often as necessary.
5. Make sure you know in advance of any participants relevant medical conditions.
6. The Trip Organiser, together with at least one other experienced club member, have the right to refuse anyone wanting to go on a trip, who is unsuitable, ie. fitness, health, equipment,experience.
7. Take your mobile phone, locator beacon, GPS, walkie talkies, whistle etc. and first aid kit.
8. Enter the area you are going to be tramping in in the book when you collect the locator beacon.
9. Make sure our two other locator beacon contacts know where you are going, especially if an alternative to the advertised trip is taken. This speeds up any rescue and avoids false call outs.
During the Trip
Group Responsibilities During the Trip
1. Monitor the weather while tramping.
2. Individuals are responsible for the safety of themselves and a shared responsibility for the group.
3. Every member should communicate openly with the group regarding their own welfare (ie. if they are not well) either personally or throuh walkie talkies.
4. When tramping, never get so far ahead that you can not see the person behind you.
5. Re-group when parts of the route are unclear or difficult.
6. Consensus or shared leadership is appropriate and if an accident occurs, again, shared decision making is necessary, drawing on the knowledge of the more experienced members plus the trip organiser.
7. Agree on a time to return to the cars.
After the Trip
1. Calculate the shared travel costs. Take the odometer reading and calculate the amount payable to the drivers, using the amount stated in the programme divided by the number of people including the drivers.
Trip costs are to be calculated as follows:
The cost per km to comprise a fuel component (x) and a fixed cost component (y);
The fuel component to be reviewed and set by the Trip Planning Sub-committee at the time each trip programme is compiled;
The formula to be (x+y)$/km multiplied by km travelled per vehicle;
An additional amount per hour to be calculated for off-road travel for each vehicle;
The sum of the distance and off-road amounts multiplied by number of vehicles equals the total $ pool;
The total $ pool divided by total participants (including drivers) gives the $ contribution per participant;
The total $ pool to be divided equally among the drivers;
The calculation to be based on 3 occupants per vehicle for the purposes of the trip programme, so that trampers are not faced with unanticipated costs;
The total $/km and $/hour rates for the next trip programme to be published in that programme.
2. Return the locator beacon to the locked box at Autoworld BP Wansbeck St. Oamaru, and sign out.
3. Write or appoint someone to write the Trip Report, and email it together with titled photos in appropriate formats to a website administrator .
4. Complete Trip Details for the Data Base. The form is available at the club.
Additional for weekends
1. On Clubnight
a. Provide a map if possible.
b. Be available for intending members to make contact with you, alternatively, appoint someone.
c. Inform intending participants of additional equipment necessary, eg. crampons.
d. For new comers, find out about their experience and equipment.
e. Reveal as much as possible about the trip, ie.reduce risks by informing the individuals of what is ahead, such as difficult areas.
f. If you are in doubt about the suitability of either equipment or experience, refer to a committee member.
2. The organiser has the right of refusal as above, including those who register late.
3. Plan accommodation and transport. Inform members who is going so they can organise their meals, tents, cookers, maps, compasses. Assist newcomers and others with this where needed.
4. Phone everybody a few days before the trip to confirm cars, departure time, check on equipment, and keep them fully informed of your intentions. Monitor the weather 2-3 days prior to, and up to departure.
5. On the day of departure give a trip list, complete with emergency contact numbers, to one of the Locator Beacon Contact People, (check with a Committe Member who these are). Make arrangements with your Locator Beacon Contact Person as to what to do in case of emergency.
If your return is overdue, the members family can contact the above person.
6. At night let everyone know what time you intend setting off in the morning.
N.B. If the Trip Organiser finds it necessary to withdraw for any reason, he/she should find a replacement organiser, and advise the Convenor of the Trip Planning Sub Committee.
Outdoors Intention Form
Download this form from
Fill it in and give it to your Trusted Contact Person so they can raise the alarm and contact the appropriate authorities if for any reason you do not return by the expected date and time.
If for any reason you change your intentions, you must notify your trusted contact person again.