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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.

 

Jul
31
Sat
Queenstown Walks
Jul 31 @ 7:30 am – Aug 1 @ 6:00 pm

Spend a weekend with the Hokonui Tramping Club doing easy walks around Queenstown.  Options include:

  • Mt Crichton Loop – Lake Dispute Walkway (3-4 hours)
  • Twelve Mile Delta – Bob’s Cove (4-5 hours)
  • Sawpit Gully – Arrow Gorge Track (3 -4 hours)
  • Millennium Walkway – Tobin’s Track (3-3.5 hours)

Travel Saturday morning, arriving Queenstown approximately 11am.  Walks will start early afternoon. Stay at backpackers Saturday night.

Contact: Julia (027 233 6409)                                    Depart: Medway Car Park, Sat 7.30am

Grading: E/M

Names to Julia by Thursday 1st July please.

Aug
7
Sat
Snow Farm, Wanaka
Aug 7 @ 7:00 am – Aug 8 @ 6:00 pm

Cross-country skiing at the Snow Farm on Saturday. A walk in the Wanaka area on Sunday.

Contact: Jenny (027 819 6401)                                       Depart: Medway Car Park, Sat, 7am.

Grading: E

Names to Jenny by Sunday 17th July please.

Aug
9
Mon
Club Meeting – Trip Planning
Aug 9 @ 7:30 pm

Time to set the Spring Programme, so come and contribute your brightest ideas.

Contact: John (439 5598)             Meeting at LandSAR rooms, Severn Street, Oamaru, 7.30pm

 

Aug
15
Sun
Day Skiing At Ohau
Aug 15 @ 7:00 am

Contact: Colin (027 944 5405)                                     Depart: Medway Car Park, 7 am.

Grading: N/A

Aug
21
Sat
Dunedin Walks
Aug 21 – Aug 22 all-day

A range of easy walks around Dunedin, e.g. Town Belt, Ross Creek Reservoir, Tunnel Beach. Some accomodation available. 

Contact: Jane (027 433 5795)                                                         Depart: TBA

Grading: E 

Names to Jane by Sunday 15th please. 

Sep
5
Sun
Ben Ohau
Sep 5 @ 7:30 am

Climb Ben Ohau (1522 metres) from Lake Ohau – a climb of 1000 metres. Return via Greta Stream. Great views of the MacKenzie basin, lakes and surrounding mountains. Mostly on track.

Contact: Neville (027 955 8580)                               Depart: Medway Car Park, Sun 7.30am. 

Grading: M

Sep
13
Mon
Club Meeting – Quiz Night
Sep 13 @ 7:30 pm

A night of alpine and botanical brain teasers led by Jane and Margaret.

Contact: John (439 5598)              Meeting at LandSAR rooms, Severn Street, Oamaru, 7.30pm.

 

Sep
19
Sun
Mary Burn and Simon’s Hill
Sep 19 @ 7:30 am

Explore some new country in this area east of Lake Pukaki. An easy stroll beside the Mary Burn followed by an optional 500 metre climb up Simon’s Hill (969 metres) for good views of the MacKenzie Basin.

Contact: Julian (021 716 685)                                     Depart: Medway Car Park, Sun 7.30am.

Grading: E/M

Sep
25
Sat
East Ahuriri
Sep 25 – Sep 26 all-day

Start from Quailburn (about 700 metres), climb over Quailburn Saddle into East Ahuriri and tramp up valley to camp by some un-named tarns at around 1500 metres.  Return by same route, or via Freehold Creek if transport can be arranged.  Mostly poled route. Tents required.

Contact: Julian (021 716 685)                                                          Depart: TBA

Grading: M/F

Names to Julian by Wednesday 15th please.