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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

Summer Programme 2023-Public Version

 

Feb
4
Sat
Cameron Hut
Feb 4 – Feb 6 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: Medium Names to Jenny by Monday 30th Jan please.

Feb
12
Sun
Egg Lake (1166 metres)
Feb 12 @ 8:00 am

From the historic Quailburn woolshed, walk over the Quailburn Saddle into the tussock-clad East Ahuriri Valley, cross the river, then climb 300 metres to Egg Lake. Return via the East Ahuriri Hut if time permits.

Contact: Bess (021 1800 941) Depart: Medway car park 8am.

Grading: Medium

Feb
13
Mon
Clubnight –Trip Planning
Feb 13 @ 7:30 pm

Roll up with lots of ideas for the Autumn season.

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

Feb
25
Sat
East Ahuriri via Freehold Creek
Feb 25 – Feb 26 all-day

East Ahuriri via Freehold Creek

Climb up the Freehold Creek track near Lake Ohau. Camp by Lake Dumbell or other tarns in the area. Return by same route or over the Ohau Skifield. Tents required.

Contact: Julian (021 716 685) Depart: Medway car park 7am

Grading: Medium-Fit

Mar
5
Sun
Local Bike Ride
Mar 5 @ 9:00 am

 Local Bike Ride

Start from Weston Hall, A2O to Cormacks, road to Kia Ora, Burnside Road to Windsor, A2O through Enfield back to Weston. Suit all bikes.

Contact: Bev (437 1234) Depart: Weston Hall 9am.

Grading: Easy

Mar
12
Sun
Herbert Forest Working Bee
Mar 12 @ 8:00 am

Herbert Forest Working Bee

Help maintain and improve the tracks through the native forest valleys of the Herbert Forest.

Contact: Robbie (021 044 9437) Depart Medway car park 8am Grading: Easy

Mar
14
Tue
Clubnight – Frolics in Fiordland
Mar 14 @ 7:30 pm

Clubnight – Frolics in Fiordland

Speaker: Vicki Jayne will give a photographic account of a recent trip into Fiordland by sea.

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

Mar
18
Sat
Mount Domett (1942 metres)
Mar 18 – Mar 20 all-day

(Otago Anniversary Weekend): Mount Domett (1942 metres)

This classic trampers’ climb starts from near Danseys Pass and overnight at Chinaman’s Hut on the Otekaieke River. Day 2 continues up the river and on to a rocky ridge which leads directly to the summit. Return by the same route or a ridge to the west. Two day trip with a day in reserve.

Contact: Robbie (021 044 9437) Depart: Medway car park 12pm Saturday

Grading: Fit Names to Robbie by Mon 13th please.

Mar
26
Sun
Classic Trotters Gorge
Mar 26 @ 8:00 am

Classic Trotters Gorge

Head up Trotters Gorge and Dave’s Track to South Peak (405 metres), then down to Pigeon Bush and back out by Pigeon and Trotters Creeks.

Contact: Neville (027 955 8580) Depart: Medway car park 8am.

Grading: Medium