What’s on?

Trip Costs

Trip transport costs are shared among participants.  Some trips involve additional accommodation and activity costs.

Trip Grading

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 needed.

Clubnights

Clubnight is at 7.30pm on the second Monday of each month except December and January.  Meetings are held in the North Otago Search and Rescue headquarters, 1 Severn Street.  Entrance is the first on the left from the bottom of Severn Street. Potential members are welcome.

Feb
3
Sun
Mount Pisgah ( 1643m )
Feb 3 @ 7:30 am

A climb of the highest peak in the Kakanui Mountains. Approach from Kyeburn.

Contact: John ( 4395598 ) Depart Medway car park, 7.30am Sun

Grading: M

Feb
8
Fri
Mt Peel area,day walks
Feb 8 @ 4:00 pm – Feb 10 @ 6:00 pm

Travel to Mt Peel camping ground Fri 8th. Sat, day walks – Little Peel round trip ( plus maybe`middle`) to any of the other 11 walks in the area. Sun, more day walks before leaving for home.

Contact: Jane ( 0274335795 ) Depart Medway car park, Fri, TBA

Grading; E – M

Feb
11
Mon
Club Night : The Moeraki Penguins
Feb 11 @ 7:30 pm

Rosalie Goldsworthy will speak about the care and recovery work with the penguins at Moeraki.

Contact: Robbie ( 4395261 )

Feb
17
Sun
Ahuriri Bike Ride
Feb 17 @ 7:00 am

From Birchwood Station Ahuriri Valley, drive or bike to Base Hut. Bike from the hut on road and track up the Ahuriri Valley as far as you like. Return same way. Walking options also available.

Contact: Anna ( 021792662 ) Depart Medway car park, 7am Sun

Grading: Grade 2 biking, E – M walking.

Feb
18
Mon
Trip Planning
Feb 18 @ 7:30 pm

At NOS&R rooms, 1 Severn Street 7.30pm

Bring your trip ideas for the Autumn / Winter programme and thoughts of guest speakers for our monthly meetings.

Mar
2
Sat
Cone Peak ( 1563m )
Mar 2 @ 2:00 pm – Mar 3 @ 6:00 pm

Leaving Sat afternoon for a walk up the Otekaieke River to Chinamans Hut for the night.
Sun, climb the ridge behind the hut and across to the NE ridge leading to Cone Peak for great viewsof the surrounding peaks. Return to the hut, collect overnight gear and return back to the cars.

Contact: Neville ( 4372531 ) Depart Medway car park, 2pm Sat

Grading: M/F

Mar
10
Sun
Clear Stream – Danseys Pass
Mar 10 @ 8:00 am

Follow the stream down from the Lavender Farm in Danseys Pass to the junction of the Maerewhenuas near the Danseys Pass camping ground. Good swimming holes.

Contact: Chris ( 4342367 ) – Jane ( 0274335795 ) Depart Medway car park, 8am Sun

Grading: E

Mar
11
Mon
Club Night: Siberia`s Forgotten Coastline
Mar 11 @ 7:30 pm

Bronwyn McCone will have an interesting story with photos about her recent journey to this out of the way part of the world.

Contact: Phyllis ( 4346166 )

Mar
23
Sat
( Otago Anniversary ) East Ahuriri to Dumb – Bell Lake
Mar 23 @ 7:00 am – Mar 25 @ 6:00 pm

Leaving Sat 7am for Quailburn Road end.Walk from road end to the East Ahuriri River then up stream to a camp site beside an alpine tarn at 1514m. Day 2, A day walk to Dumb – Bell Lake via the ridge tops and return to camp via Pinnacle and head of Sawyers Creek. Day 3, Return to Quailburn via Ohau Range and Ohau Peak 1916m.

Contact: Bess ( 4349953 ) – Maurice (4346166 ) Depart Medway car park, 7am Sat

Grading: M- F (Tents required )

Mar
31
Sun
Herbert Forest, Working Bee
Mar 31 @ 8:00 am

Help tidy up the tracks before the Herbert Forest open day.

Contact : Robbie ( 4395261 ) Depart Medway car park, 8am Sun

Grading: E – M