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The Manawatu Tramping and Skiing Club is based in Palmerston North and runs weekend and mid-week tramping and skiing trips for all ages and abilities. The club meets on the first Tuesday of each month, where talks are given by different speakers on topics related to the outdoors. Meetings are held at the Rose City Aquatic Clubrooms, 50 Park Road, Palmerston North (next to the Lido Aquatic Centre) and start at 7:30pm. You are very welcome to come along and have a look.

Lodge

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The club has a lodge on Mt Ruapehu where members and their guests can stay for skiing, climbing and tramping trips.

Events

Coming up...

6 February 2018 - 7:30pm

John Beech, Linda Campbell and Tim Swale

Memorable Tramps

Rose City Aquatic Club Rooms, 50 Park Road, Palmerston North (next to Lido)

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John Beech will speak on a recent trip to the Hollyford track which runs up the river of the same name from its mouth at Martins bay to the Hollyford road end. The intention is to fly into Big Bay, 1 bay further north, then walk out visiting 7 huts over 5 days.... Highlights include seal colony between Big Bay and Martins Bay and Lakes McKerrow and Alabaster.

Linda Campbell will speak on a club trip around the Pouakai Circuit in Taranaki National Park and Tim Swale will speak on walking the Queen Charlotte Track. Great opportunity to pick up some ideas and information for future tramps!


6 February 2018 - 7:30pm

John Beech, Linda Campbell and Tim Swale

Memorable Tramps

Rose City Aquatic Club Rooms, 50 Park Road, Palmerston North (next to Lido)
picture John Beech will speak on a recent trip to the Hollyford track which runs up the river of the same name from its mouth at Martins bay to the Hollyford road end. The intention is to fly into Big Bay, 1 bay further north, then walk out visiting 7 huts over 5 days.... Highlights include seal colony between Big Bay and Martins Bay and Lakes McKerrow and Alabaster.
Linda Campbell will speak on a club trip around the Pouakai Circuit in Taranaki National Park and Tim Swale will speak on walking the Queen Charlotte Track. Great opportunity to pick up some ideas and information for future tramps!

Tuesday 6 March 2018 - 7:30pm

Rose City Aquatic Club Rooms, 50 Park Road, Palmerston North (next to Lido)
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Trips

We run a variety of tramping and skiing trips for all ages and abilities.

Weekend Trips (including Sunday day trips)

October
DateTripGradeLeaderPhone
7-8Waterfall Hut (now 14-15 Oct)Med/FitJean Garman021 176-0209
14-15Lodge Party WeekendAllJohn Lyttle027 433-6307
20-24Southern Richmond FPMed/FitAdam Matich022 358-8062
21-23Mangaturuturu HutEasy/Med.Helen Peek021 065-0754
29 (Sun)CANCELLED (was Zekes Hut)Easy/Med.Helen Peek021 065-0754
November
DateTripGradeLeaderPhone
4-5Rangiwahia HutMediumKen Mercer027 364-6475
12 (Sun)Holdsworth AreaEasyLinda Campbell027 333-4493
19 (Sun)Beyond Ruapae FallsMed/FitAdam Matich022 358-8062
25-26Kime HutMediumJenny McCarthy021 215-2197
25-26Lodge Work PartyAllJohn Lyttle027 433-6307
December
DateTripGradeLeaderPhone
2-3Ski Tour RuapehuTechnicalKen Mercer027 364-6475
2-3Ruapehu walksEasy/MedTim Swale022 134-8384
9-10Roaring Stag HutEasy/MedHelen Peek021 065-0754 / 358-9470
9-10Leon Kinvig HutMed/FitAdam Matich022 358-8062
17 (Sun)Tree Trunk GorgeFitDavid Harrington021 240-9056
January
DateTripGradeLeaderPhone
(Wellington Anniversary 20-22nd)
7 (Sun)Kohitere Trig - LevinEasyHelen Peek021 065-0754 / 358-9470
28 (Sun)Te Ekaou StreamFitDavid Harrington021 240-9056
February
DateTripGradeLeaderPhone
3-6(CANCELLED)Queen Charlotte Walkway
3-6Lodge Work PartyAllJohn Lyttle027 433-6307
10-11McKinnon HutMed/FitJean Garman021 176-0209
17-18Somes Island and Wellington WalksEasyLinda Campbell027 333-4493
17-18East Waitewaewae RiverFitDavid Harrington021 240-9056
24-25Mangahao Flats Work PartyMediumJean Garman021 176-0209
March
DateTripGradeLeaderPhone
3 (Sat)Top Gorge HutMed/FitAdam Matich022 358-8062
3-4Manawatu SAREX
10-11Makaroro River TripMediumHoward Nicholson027 294-1941
17-18Bush Craft CourseEasyTim Swale022 134-8384
17-18Dundas Hut via Harris CrkFitGarry Grayson027 269-5934
24-25Taranaki WalksEasy/MedLinda Campbell027 333-4493
30-2Lodge Work PartyAllJohn Lyttle027 433-6307
April
DateTripGradeLeaderPhone
1 (Sun)Tour de Palmerston North (Cycling)EasyKaren Tutt021 064-5918
7-8Orongoronga ValleyE/MJohn Beech354-9310
14 (Sat)Waihohonu LoopMed/FitAdam Matich022 358-8062
21-22Howlett's HutMediumGarry Grayson027 269-5934
25 (Wed)Castle RockMediumJenny McCarthy021 215-2197

Wednesday Trips (Easy)

October
DateLeaderPhone
4Ian Brookes358-7974
11Leonie Lowndes359-5005
18Allan Rae358-3962
25Margaret Foot357-8003
November
DateLeaderPhone
1Bob Hodgson356-2915
8Jill Faulkner323-6094
15Maurice McDonald357-5522
22Anne West357-5716
29Christine Finnigan329-7822
December
DateLeaderPhone
6Marion Beadle323-3246
13Denise/Chris Brunskill354-2511
January
DateLeaderPhone
31Sue Pither357-3033
February
DateLeaderPhone
7Rita Hodson323-5491
14Coralie/Evan Davies357-6288
21Harold Pettersson357-4248
28Chris Teo-Sherrell355-1816
March
DateLeaderPhone
7Bob Hargreaves357-0734
14Richard Hunter357-6821
21William Laing358-4876
28Judith/Peter Zwart353-5087
April
DateLeaderPhone
4Linda Darbyshire354-6171
11Rod McKenzie357-0136
18John Ridge357-3744
25Bev Akers325-8879

Thursday Trips (Medium)

October
DateLeaderPhone
5Chris Mercer356-2635
12Glenn Pendergrast356-7487
19Syd Easton356-7462
26Richard Ellis357-6410
November
DateLeaderPhone
2Suzanne Clark356-8322
9Carolyn Brodie358-6576
16Craig Ross355-3445
23David Grant328-7788
30Norman Cooper357-5531
December
DateLeaderPhone
7Peter Wilson357-2403
14John Doolan027 446-8740
15Barbecue
January
DateLeaderPhone
No one rostered for this month
Contact one of the regulars!
February
DateLeaderPhone
1Christine Scott354-0510
8Royce Mills355-8556
15John Brock329-4834
22Hugh Wilde356-9450
March
DateLeaderPhone
1David Grant328-7788
8Judy Swainson358-4082
15Judith Tonson356-4191
22Merv Matthews357-2858
29Bryce & Raewyn Buddle353-5163
April
DateLeaderPhone
5John McLeod323-5785
12John & Gillian Thornley356-9681
19Brian & Ruth Evans323-7614
26Chris Mercer356-2635

Newsletters

The latest version of Beechleaves , our monthly newsletter, is available here to download. Previous editions can be downloaded from our newsletter archive.

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News

The latest news and updates are on our Facebook page.

Trip card changes

The Zekes Hut trip on Sunday 29 Oct 2017 has been CANCELLED.

Proposed Lodge Alterations

Some changes to the layout of Manawatu Lodge at Mt Ruapehu are proposed. The proposed plans are here.

We are planning a meeting to discuss the plans on Tuesday 5 December 2017 at 7:30pm, Rose City Aquatic Club Rooms, 50 Park Road, Palmerston North. In the meantime, feel free to contact the Lodge Manager, John Lyttle, to provide feedback.

Summer Trip Card

Check out the Summer Trip Card online now!

Summer at the Lodge

The lodge at Ruapehu is a great launching pad for your Winter and Summer adventures. See the lodge page for further details.

Payments

Bank account

The MTSC bank account for depositing your subs, lodge payments etc. is 03-1521-0220353-000 (Westpac)
Please ensure that any payments are clearly identified with your membership code and a description of the payment.

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