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Winter Trip Card - 2020

The MTSC Winter Trip Card is available online now and will continue to be updated

Thank you to all of you who have offered to lead trips - we couldn't provide such an interesting menu of destinations without you.

Trip Card - Add your trips now!

The draft Summer 2020-2021 Trip Card is here. We go to varied and interesting destinations, thanks to you. Please enter your trips on the card directly, or else email them to the Chief Guide, Ken Mercer. Alternatively, give Ken a call.

Lodge Work Parties

The plans for the changes to the lodge layout are here.

Work parties at the lodge will resume in Spring. In the meantime, enjoy Winter!

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 3 November 2020 - 7:30 pm

Howard Nicholson, Rob Pringle, Ken Mercer, + ...

Finding The Dapple - Ski Touring in Mount Cook National Park

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

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Seven members headed into the heart of the Southern Alps for a guided ski touring trip in August. Their trip took them amongst some of the largest glaciers and mountains of New Zealand, where they spent each day climbing up and skiing down around 1200m of premium backcountry terrain, as they constantly searched for "the dapple".


Tuesday 3 November 2020 - 7:30 pm

Howard Nicholson, Rob Pringle, Ken Mercer, + ...

Finding The Dapple - Ski Touring in Mount Cook National Park

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

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Seven members headed into the heart of the Southern Alps for a guided ski touring trip in August. Their trip took them amongst some of the largest glaciers and mountains of New Zealand, where they spent each day climbing up and skiing down around 1200m of premium backcountry terrain, as they constantly searched for "the dapple".

Tuesday 1 December 2020 - 6:00 pm Walk; 7:30 pm Dinner

Organiser: Linda Campbell

End of Year Walk and Dinner

Pork Chop Hill, followed by Dinner at Ankor Wat Restaurant, Coleman Mall, Palmerston North.

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To be confirmed...

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 day trips)

June
DateTripGradeLeaderPhone
14Rangi HutEasyTim Swale022 134 8384
19-21 Lodge Food Carry Restricted Howard Nicholson 027 294 1941
July
DateTripGradeLeaderPhone
25,26Parks Peak - RuahinesMediumDave Mitchell021 109 2924
August
DateTripGradeLeaderPhone
22,23Elder Hut via Renata RidgeMedium-FitDave Mitchell021 109 2924
September
DateTripGradeLeaderPhone
12,13Crater Camping and Ski/Climb NgauruhoeTechnicalPeter Rawlins021 678 0747
19Sledge to Naenae CrossingMediumTim Swale06 376 6556
October
DateTripGradeLeaderPhone
10Palmy WalksEasyLinda Campbell027 333 4493
24-26Whakapapa to Turoa Ski Crossing (Labour weekend)TechnicalPeter Rawlins021 678 0747
31Applied Tramping Experience (pulling Pink Ragwort 😀) Tawhirihoe ReserveAllEwen Cameron022 034 1180
November
DateTripGradeLeaderPhone
14,15Howletts Hut - RuahinesMedium-FitDave Mitchell021 109 2924
14,15Lodge Photographic WorkshopAllRichard Lander

Wednesday Trips (Easy/Medium)

June
DateDescriptionLeaderPhone
17Christine Finnegan027 230 5032
24Ewen Cameron022 034 1180
July
DateDescriptionLeaderPhone
01Linda Darbyshire027 354 6171
08Robbie Green022 398 2205
15Coralie/Evan/Davies357 6288
22Judy Swainson358 4082
29Allan Rae358 3962
August
DateDescriptionLeaderPhone
05Richard Hunter357 6821
12Dennis Jensen329 3229
19Ian Brookes358 7974
26Anne West357 5716
September
DateDescriptionLeaderPhone
02Bruce HillBill Milham356 8136
09A Frame Hut / Stanfield Hut / Rokaiwhana StreamMargaret McKenzie358 2535
16Herepai HutDarlene Westrupp021 167 8815
22..24Two nights at Roaring Stag hut (Tues..Thurs) Bev Akers325 8879
23Holdsworth area, several options. Mountain house loop or Atiwhakatu Valley Jill Faulkner323 6094
30Rangiwahia Reserve and extension trackJenny Williamson328 6857
October
DateDescriptionLeaderPhone
07Zekes HutMarion Beadle323 3246
14Castle Rock (off Desert Rd)Carolyn Brodie027 358 6037
21Hemi Matenga Track and Kohekohe LoopHarold Pettersson021 047 2055
28Rimutaka Rail Trail TrampBob Hodgson0210 839 2106
November
DateDescriptionLeaderPhone
4Richard Lander021 840 472
11Bob Hargreaves357 0734
18William Laing358 4876
25Christine Finnigan329 7822
December
DateDescriptionLeaderPhone
02Ewen Cameron022 034 1180
09Rod McKenzie357 0136

Thursday Trips (Medium)

July
DateDescriptionLeaderPhone
2Mike Irvine354 0471
9William Laing358 4876
16Syd Easton (D) 3567462
23John and Gillian Thornley356 9681
30Christine Scott354 0510
August
DateDescriptionLeaderPhone
6Nigel and Jill Spencer (D)329 8738
13Vacant
20Hugh Wilde (D)356 9450
27John Brock329 4834
September
DateDescriptionLeaderPhone
3Shorts / Knights tracksCarolyn Brodie027 358 6037
10Field hutBryce and Raewyn Buddle353 5163
17Zeke's Hut (near Waiouru)Ewen Cameron022 034 1180
24Stanfeld HutSuzanne Clark356 8322
October
DateDescriptionLeaderPhone
1Sunrise HutNorman Cooper357 5531
8Akatarawa Forest (Crashed Aircraft)Royce Mills021 055 2527
15Mania Track to/from Rangiwahia TrackSyd Easton (D)356 7462
22Pohangina and Oroua high ground loopDavid Grant (D)021 684 050
29Wayne Lincoln (D)021 068 5237
November
DateDescriptionLeaderPhone
5Chris Mercer(D)356 2635
12Royce Mills021 055 2527
19Glenn Pendergrast356 7487
26Tony Evans (D)027 829 3069
3Mike Irvine354 0471
December
DateDescriptionLeaderPhone
10William Laing358 4876

Newsletters

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

Get your newsletter by email and save 10 bucks!

Most members now receive their newsletter (in colour) via email or the MTSC web page. The rate for receiving a black-and-white paper copy in the post increased last year, to offset the additional costs of printing and postage. Email the Membership Secretary if you wish to change your newsletter delivery options.

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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