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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

Public Summer Programme 2022

Jul
9
Sat
Mount Cook
Jul 9 – Jul 10 all-day

Matariki: Fri 24 – Sun 26 June: Mount Cook

Celebrate the first Matariki public holiday in our winter wonderland. Variety of day walks on Saturday and Sunday morning (and Friday if choose early start). Stay 2 nights in hut. Pot luck dessert Saturday night. 

Contact: Karyl Robertson (439 5518) Depart Fri pm

Grade: E/M Cost $53 plus hut fees Names to Karyl by 20th June please

Participants must have a valid NZ Government Vaccine Pass.

Jul
11
Mon
Club Meeting: Quiz
Jul 11 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Come along and test your knowledge on Tramping, History, Navigation, Destinations and Environment. No teams are necessary.

Contact: Bess (434 9953)                                         Meeting at NOSAR rooms, 1 Severn Street, 7.30pm

Jul
17
Sun
Nimrod Reserve and Easement
Jul 17 @ 8:00 am

The Nimrod Reserve is in the Hunters Hills, north of Waimate. Starting from the Reserve, we will walk up the zig zag and on to the Mt Nimrod Easement, returning to the loop track and cars via the waterfall.

Contact: Bess (0211800941)                                                                                              Depart Medway Carpark 8am

Grading: M

Jul
30
Sat
Cass Valley to Memorial Hut
Jul 30 @ 7:30 am – Jul 31 @ 6:00 pm

The Cass River flows into the western side of Lake Tekapo.  We will 4WD to Waterfall Hut, walk to Memorial Hut (8 bunks) at the head of the valley and stay overnight. 4WDs required.

Contact: Jonathan (021833379)                                                            Depart Medway Carpark Sat 7.30am

Grading: M                                                                         Names to Jonathan by Monday 18th July please.

Aug
7
Sun
Alps To Ocean Bike Ride
Aug 7 @ 9:00 am

We will take the A2O trail out to Raki’s Tunnel and return, or detour over Victoria Hill and maybe lunch at Fort Enfield. Approximately 44 km.

Contact: Phyllis (4346166)                                                                         Depart Weston Hall Carpark 9am

Grading: E

Aug
8
Mon
Club Meeting: Trip Planning
Aug 8 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

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

Contact: John (4395598)                                       Meeting at NOSAR Rooms, 1 Severn Street, 7.30pm

Aug
20
Sat
Snow Farm, Pisa Range
Aug 20 @ 7:00 am

Snow shoeing and cross-country skiing. Stay at Zulu Lodge in Albert Town on Saturday night and (optional) Daisy Lee Hut (sleeps 6) on Snow Farm on Sunday night if choosing to extend weekend. 

Contact: Jenny (0278196401)                                                                                              Depart Saturday 7am.

Grading: E

Costs to cover travel, accommodation and skiing.                  Names to Jenny by Mon 8th please.                                                                          

 

Aug
28
Sun
Ohau Ski Trip
Aug 28 @ 7:30 am

Spend a day skiing at sunny Ohau.

Contact: Colin (0279445405)                                                                  Depart Medway Carpark 7.30am.

Grading: N/A                                                       Costs to cover travel, skiing and gear hire if needed. 

Sep
10
Sat
Snow Skills at Awakino
Sep 10 @ 7:00 am

Learn how to move safely in snow conditions, including self-arresting and crampon skills. Stay at Awakino Lodge. 4WDs required.

Contact: Robbie (0210449437)                                                                  Depart Medway Carpark Sat 7am.

Grading: E                                                                                 Costs to cover travel and accommodation.

Names to Robbie by Mon Aug 29th please.

 

Sep
12
Mon
Club Meeting: TBC
Sep 12 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Contact: Jonathan (021833379)                    Meeting at NOSAR Rooms, 1 Severn Street, 7.30pm

Sep
25
Sun
Rock and Pillar Range
Sep 25 @ 7:00 am

Celebrate the arrival of summer time by climbing 1000 metres up a zig-zag track to Leaning Lodge, traversing to Summit Rock (1450m) and descending via Big Hut.

Contact: Neville (0279558580)                                                                          Depart Medway Carpark 7am.

Grading: M