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Winter Trip Card - 2019

The MTSC Winter Trip Card is available online.

A day trip on 7 July to Atiwhakatu Hut has been added to the trip card. This is an introductory-level tramp along mostly flat terrain alongside the Atiwhakatu Stream at the foot of Mt Holdsworth in the Wairarapa. The return time is usually 5- 6 hours. The track passes through delightful forest and crosses several side streams on wire suspension bridges. Depart 8:00 am, back in Palmerston North by 5:30pm. Contact Ewen Cameron on 022 034 1180 to indicate your interest.

Lodge Food Carry

The annual Lodge Food Carry and workparty is scheduled for 22-23 June 2019. On this trip, we will carry in the supplies for Winter and make a final clean-up prior to start of the ski season. This follows a very busy Summer making the new basement area, drying room and lockers. Dinner will be a little special this year. Contact Howie to get your name on the list - 027 294 1941.

Subscriptions 2019

Thank you to everyone who have paid their subs for this year, who will continue to enjoy the benefits of MTSC membership including the FMC discount card and member rates at the lodge. The committee will be expiring unpaid memberships sometime after the AGM.

Please email the Membership secretary (membership[at]mtsc.org.nz) with any changes to your details. If you have not received your invoice, please make contact immediately and we'll sort it out.

Photo Competition

This annual event will be held on Tuesday 6 August 2019. Last year's results are here.

MTSC Lodge

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

Events

Coming up...

Tuesday 2 July 2019 - 7:30 pm

Christine and Barry Scott

In The Footsteps of Scott and Shackleton

Rose City Aquatic Club Rooms (Next to the Lido) 50 Park Road, Palmerston North.

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Christine and Barry will talk on their recent trip with Heritage Expeditions to the Sub-Antarctic Islands, Ross Sea, and Mcmurdo and Scott Base where highlights included visiting Scott's and Shackleton's huts, walking amongst penguin colonies and walking on an ice floe with orcas and emperor penguins around us.


Tuesday 2 July 2019 - 7:30 pm

Christine and Barry Scott

In The Footsteps of Scott and Shackleton

Rose City Aquatic Club Rooms (Next to the Lido) 50 Park Road, Palmerston North.

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Christine and Barry will talk on their recent trip with Heritage Expeditions to the Sub-Antarctic Islands, Ross Sea, and Mcmurdo and Scott Base where highlights included visiting Scott's and Shackleton's huts, walking amongst penguin colonies and walking on an ice floe with orcas and emperor penguins around us.

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.

Trips

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

Weekend Trips (including Sunday day trips)

April
DateTripGradeLeaderPhone
6-7Lodge Upgrade Work PartyAllJohn Lyttle027 433-6307
7 (Sun)Sayers HutMediumJenny McCarthy021 215-2197
19-22Lodge Upgrade Work PartyAllJohn Lyttle027 433-6307
May
DateTripGradeLeaderPhone
4-5 Dundas Loop M/F Jean Garman 021 176-0209
12 (Sun) The Pinnacles Med Tim Swale 022 134-8384
June
DateTripGradeLeaderPhone
1-3 Around Taranaki Med/Fit Adam Matich 022 358-8062
9 (Sun) Rangiwahia Hut Easy Linda Campbell 027 333-4493
15-16 Almost Full-Moon Tongariro or Ruapehu night climb Tech. Hazel Phillips 021 0841-9501
22-23 Lodge Food Carry All Howard Nicholson 027 294-1941
July
DateTripGradeLeaderPhone
6-7 Pureora: Hauhungaroa Timber Trail Med David Harrington 021 240-9056
7 Atiwhakatu HutEasy-MedEwen Cameron022 034-1180
13-14 Powell Hut Easy Linda Campbell 027 333-4493
13-14 Beginner's Ski Weekend Easy Ken Mercer 027 364-6475
20-21 Ski Improvement Weekend Medium John Lyttle and Peter Bowker 027 433-6307
27 (Sun) Powell Hut - East Holdsworth Loop Med/Fit Jenny McCarthy 021 215-2197
August
DateTripGradeLeaderPhone
4 (Sun) Klein Track GPS Training Easy Tim Swale 022 134-8384
11 (Sun) Erua: Tupapakurua Falls – Te Waro Med/Fit David Harrington 021 240-9056
24 -25 Neill Forks Hut Med/Fit Jenny McCarthy 021 215-2197
31-1 Crater Lake: ski/board/walk Easy John Lyttle 027 433-6307
September
DateTripGradeLeaderPhone
7-8 Snow Camping Tech. Howard Nicholson 027 294-1941
15 The Escarpment Walk E/M Jenny McCarthy 021 215-2197
21-22 Rangipo Hut Med/Tech Adam Matich 022 358-8062
28-29 Crater Lake: ski/board/walk Easy John Lyttle 027 433-6307
October
DateTripGradeLeaderPhone
7 (Sun) Poutaki Hut Medium Adam Matich 022 358-8062
19-20 Herepai Hut Easy Tim Swale 022 134-8384
26-27 Mukamuka Stm – Papatahi Loop (Remutaka FP) Med/Fit Adam Matich 022 358-8062
26-28 Ski/Camp: Mangaturuturu Glacier Tech. Ken Mercer 027 364-6475

Wednesday Trips (Easy/Medium)

April
DateLeaderPhone
3 Linda Darbyshire 354-6171
10 Bob Hodgson 357-2915
17 Ewen Cameron 022 034-1180
24 Bev Akers 325-8879
May
DateLeaderPhone
1 Leonie Lowndes 359-5005
8 Allan Rae 358-3962
15 Ian Brookes 358-7974
22 Dennis Jensen 329-3229
29 Jill Faulkner 323-6094
June
DateLeaderPhone
5 Anne West 357-5716
12 Christine Finnigan 329-7822
19 Denise/Chris Brunskill 354-2511
26 Marion Beadle 323-3246
July
DateLeaderPhone
3 Coralie/Evan Davies 357-6288
10 Carolyn Brodie 358-6576
17 Rita Hodson 323-5491
24 Harold Pettersson 357-4248
31 Richard Lander 354-0472
August
DateLeaderPhone
7 Bob Hargreaves 357-0734
14 Rod McKenzie 357-0136
21 William Laing 358-4876
28 Bill Milham 356-8136
September
DateLeaderPhone
4 Bob Hodgson 356-2915
11 Ewen Cameron 022 034-1180
18 Linda Darbyshire 354-6171
25 Robbie Green 022 398-2205
October
DateLeaderPhone
2 Leonie Lowndes 359-5005
9 Bev Akers 325-8879
16 Carole Kennerley 329-9694
23 Allan Rae 358-3962

Thursday Trips (Medium)

April
DateLeaderPhone
4 Syd Easton (D) 356-7462
11 Richard Ellis 357-6410
18 Geraldine Fovakis 356-4327
25 David Grant (D) 328-7788
May
DateLeaderPhone
2 Wayne Lincoln D 021 068-5237
9 Leonie Lowndes 359-5005
16 Merv Matthews 357-2858
23 John McLeod 323-5785
30 Chris Mercer D 356-2635
June
DateLeaderPhone
6 Royce Mills D 355-8556
13 Glenn Pendergrast 356-7487
20 Craig Ross 355-3445
27 Christine Scott 354-0510
July
DateLeaderPhone
4 Nigel and Jill Spencer D 329-8738
11 Judy Swainson 358-4082
18 John and Gillian Thornley 356-9681
25 Hugh Wilde D 356-9450
August
DateLeaderPhone
1 Pak Lam Yu 021 139-2726
8 John Brock 329-4834
15 Carolyn Brodie 358-6576
22 Bryce and Raewyn Buddle 353-5163
29 Judy Callesen 357-0192
September
DateLeaderPhone
5 Ewen Cameron 022 034-1180
12 Suzanne Clark 356-8322
19 Norman Cooper 357-5531
26 John Doolan D 355-2100
October
DateLeaderPhone
3 Syd Easton D 356-7462
10 Richard Ellis 357-6410
17 Geraldine Fovakis 356-4327
24 David Grant D 328-7788
31 Wayne Lincoln D 021 068-5237

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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About MTSC

Membership is now available! Will you join us?

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.

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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