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Clubnights

Club night is at 7.30 pm 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.

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.

Programme

Spring Programme 2022 Public Version

 

Oct
8
Sat
Staircase Hut Circuit
Oct 8 – Oct 9 all-day

This circuit in the Waianakarua Reserve involves climbing up Staircase Ridge from the middle branch of the Waianakarua River, staying the night in the Staircase Hut and returning via Tabletop. Could be done as a day trip if people wish.

Contact: Robbie  (021 044 9437)

Depart Medway Carpark 8.00am Sat

Grading: M

 

Oct
10
Mon
Clubnight – First Ascents in Wild Places – a Journey
Oct 10 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Club member Dave Woods will talk about several expeditions across three continents seeking unclimbed peaks

Contact: Julian  (021 716 685)

Meeting at NOSAR club rooms, 1 Severn St, 7.30pm

Oct
16
Sun
Evansdale Mountain Road Bike Circuit
Oct 16 @ 8:00 am

This bike trip is in the Kilmog-Silverpeaks area, starting and finishing at Evansdale. Some up and down.

Contact: Robbie (021 044 9437)

Depart Medway car park 8.00am

Grading: M

 

 

Oct
22
Sat
Cameron Hut (Labour Weekend)
Oct 22 – Oct 24 all-day

The nine bunk Cameron Hut lies under the Arrowsmith Range at the head of the Cameron Valley in the Hakatere Conservation Park. Walk in on Saturday (about 6 hours), explore on Sunday and return home on Monday.

Contact: Jenny (027 819 6401)

Depart 7.00am Saturday.

Grading: M

 

Oct
30
Sun
Silverpeaks
Oct 30 @ 8:00 am

A day tramping in the Silverpeaks Scenic Reserve, north of Dunedin.

Contact: Geoff  (021 183 2345)

Depart Medway car park 8.00am

Grading: M

 

 

Nov
6
Sun
Elephant Hill (510 metres)
Nov 6 @ 9:00 am

This is a 300 metre climb up a distinctive hill in South Canterbury with an optional extension up another hill behind.

Contact: Karyl (439 5518)

Depart Medway car park 9.00am
Grade: E

 

Nov
11
Fri
Mount Cook Weekend
Nov 11 – Nov 13 all-day

Fri 11th -Sun 13th November: Mount Cook Weekend

Spend a weekend in our local alpine wonderland. Variety of day walks on Saturday and Sunday morning (and Friday if choose early start). Stay 2 nights in Wyn Irwin Lodge. Pot luck dessert Saturday night.

Contact: Karyl (439 5518) Depart Fri pm

Grading: Easy/Medium

Names to Karyl by Monday 31st Oct please

Nov
14
Mon
Clubnight – Trip Planning
Nov 14 @ 7:30 pm

Come along with lots of bright – or even inspired – ideas for the summer. The more the merrier.

Contact: John  (439 5598)

Meeting at NOSAR club rooms, 1 Severn St, 7.30pm

Nov
20
Sun
Little Mount Peel (1311 metres)
Nov 20 @ 7:00 am

Climb up the Deer Spur Track and maybe back down South Ridge Track.

Contact: Neville (027 955 8580)

Depart Medway car park 7.00am
Grading: M

 

Nov
26
Sat
Hectors Plateau
Nov 26 – Nov 27 all-day

Hectors Plateau is an area in front of the Kakanui Range with distinctive volcanic landforms and vegetation. The plan is to go to Mitchells Hut on Friday night; spend Saturday and Sunday exploring the area and climbing some or all of Mt Dasher (1304m), Kattothyrst (1293m), Obi (1425m) and Siberia Hill (1272m). Hut sleeps 6, so may need tents. A day trip on Sunday is also an option. 4wds required.

Contact: Jonathan (021 833 379)

Depart Medway car park 6pm Friday

Grading: E-M

 

Dec
10
Sat
Ahuriri Valley Bike Trip
Dec 10 – Dec 11 all-day

Bike ride up the Ahuriri valley, stay overnight in a hut and return. Unformed track requiring mountain bikes or suitable e-bikes.

Contact: Uwe (021 153 2493)

Depart Medway car park 7.00am Sat

Grading: M

 

 

Dec
12
Mon
Clubnight –Christmas Pot Luck Dinner
Dec 12 @ 6:30 pm

Bring a plate of finger food to share and BYO drinks. A chance to swap yarns about the past year, exchange plans for the year ahead and generally socialise.

Contact: Karyl  (439 5518)

Meeting at NOSAR club rooms, 1 Severn St, 6.30pm

Dec
16
Fri
Wilkin Valley
Dec 16 – Dec 19 all-day

The Wilkin River flows into the Makarora above the top of Lake Wanaka. Drive to Makarora on Friday evening. On Saturday travel by jet boat from Makarora to Kerin Forks on the Wilkin and walk up the valley to the Top Forks Hut. Day three will be a day tramp to Lakes Lucidus and Castalia up the Wilkin North Branch. Walk, jet boat and drive home on Monday.

Contact: Jenny  (434 9135; 027 819 6401)

Depart 4pm Friday 16th

Grading: M