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Covid-19 Update

The clubnight for Tuesday 7 September has been cancelled. The Interclub Quiz will be rescheduled for another night, following negotiations with the other clubs.

we will start using the lodge again, with reduced numbers, once we return to Alert Level 2 or below.

Ruapehu Mountain Clubs Association have advised the following:

  • The Bruce Road is currently closed to all uphill traffic and will be closed to all traffic (downhill and uphill) sometime on Wednesday or Thursday (time to be confirmed).
  • RAL is unable to operate until COVID Level 2.
  • Safety is paramount.
  • With the road closed, no emergency services can help and there is no travelling down to seek medical help or supplies.

We will not be able to use the lodge for now, but this will be reviewed when we return to Covid Level 2 or below.

MTSC Photo Competition 2021

Congratulations to the winners of the MTSC Photo Competition 2021.Entries from 16 contributors were judged by an external panel and the results are here: 2021 Photo Competition Results.

Backcountry Huts Survey

A project looking at making backcountry huts safer is being run by fourth-year students at University of Waikato. You could help by taking the survey.

Trip Card - 2021

The MTSC Trip Card is available online 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. Contact the Chief Guide if you wish to add a trip or two.

Subscriptions 2021

Thank you to all who have paid their annual subscriptions for 2021. The committee has completed contacting the remaining people who had not paid their subs, resulting in several more payments and a few resignations. These were ratified at the August committee meeting.

A reminder that when making payment, please clearly identify your payment with your 7-character membership ID and add "Subs" to the details.

New Committee

Download the AGM 2021 booklet here.

Congratulations to the incoming committee for 2021. We welcome Tim Swale as our latest president and Blair Petersen and Bev Akers to the general committee.

For a list of the new committee and appointments, please see the Contacts page

Lodge Work Parties

Thank you very much to the small band of willing volunteers who have pulled out the stops to get the lodge ready for another exciting 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...

CANCELLED - Tuesday 7 September 2021 - 7:30 pm

Linda Campbell and Tim Swale

No Meeting - POSTPONED - Interclub Quiz Night

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

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There is no meeting tonight, due to Covid-19 alert level restrictions.

The Interclub Quiz will be rescheduled - we will negotiate a new date with the other clubs.

This year we are hosting the Interclub quiz night at our usual clubrooms. Tim and Linda will host the evening and would love to see as many club teams of 4-6 people as possible. There will be six lots of twenty questions. Topics will be revealed later. There will be sweet treats for all especially winners and tailenders!


CANCELLED - Tuesday 7 September 2021 - 7:30 pm

Linda Campbell and Tim Swale

No Meeting - POSTPONED - Interclub Quiz Night

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

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There is no meeting tonight, due to Covid-19 alert level restrictions.
The Interclub Quiz will be rescheduled - we will negotiate a new date with the other clubs.
This year we are hosting the Interclub quiz night at our usual clubrooms. Tim and Linda will host the evening and would love to see as many club teams of 4-6 people as possible. There will be six lots of twenty questions. Topics will be revealed later. There will be sweet treats for all especially winners and tailenders!

Tuesday 5 October 2021 - 7:30 pm

Various

What is in Our Packs?

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

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This will be a club night for people of all experience levels. Come along and see what some of our most experienced trampers carry in their packs and find out why they take items which may seem unnecessary to some people. Look at a variety of different packs club members use. Look at the equipment taken and some light weight options to minimise risks in the outdoors for those who are not quite as young as they used to be. Packs for day tramps, overnight tramps and multi day tramps will be covered.

Thursday 14 October 2021 - 7:15 pm

Palmerston North Tramping and Mountaineering Club

Interclub Photo Competition

Society of Friends Hall, 227 College St, Palmerston North.

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The winning images from the MTSC, PNTMC and MUAC Photo Competitions will be judged in our annual interclub competition. Come along to support our entries and to see some great photography.

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)

August Meetings: 3 (Club Night)
DateTripGradeLeaderPhone
1Fern Walk, Pohangina Valley (Sunday)ELinda Campbell027 333 4493
8-9
15Branch Road Walkway, PohanginaEAlla Seleznyova027 308 9583
18Snow Skills (Pre-course evening)THowie Nicholson027 294 1941
21Snow Skills (Above the Bushline)THowie Nicholson027 294 1941
28-29
September Meetings: 7 (Club Night)
DateTripGradeLeaderPhone
5Cycle/Walk Whanganui to UpokongaroELinda Campbell027 333 4493
11-12
18-19
25-26
October Meetings: 5 (Club Night)
DateTripGradeLeaderPhone
2-3
10Manawatu GorgeEKen & Mary Mercer027 364 6475
16-17
23-24
30-31
November Meetings: 2 (Club Night)
DateTripGradeLeaderPhone
4-7Around Taranaki, 4 daysMLinda Campbell027 333 4493
13-14
20-21
27-28
December Meetings: 7 (Club Night)
DateTripGradeLeaderPhone
4-5
11-12

Wednesday Trips (Easy/Medium)

August
DateDescriptionLeaderPhone
4Maharahara from Pohangina Valley East/Opawe RoadMarion Beadle323 3246
11Travers hut (A frame) from Tamaki RCheryl D & Marilyn H021 374 882
18Rangi HutRobbie Green022 398 2205
25Covid lockdownKen & Mary Mercer027 364 6475
September
DateDescriptionLeaderPhone
1Covid lockdownHarold Pettersson021 047 2055
8Waitarere-Hokio beachesBill Milham356 8136
15Maungakotukutuku Road, Northern AkatarawasEwen Cameron022 034 1180
22Deadman&s Track/RangiFiona Burleigh027 359 9400
29TokaCarole Kennerley329 9694
October
DateDescriptionLeaderPhone
6Bev Akers325 8879
13Paekakariki EscarpmentKevin Crawford021 984 586
20Bob Hargreaves357 0734
27William Laing358 4876
November
DateDescriptionLeaderPhone
3Christine Finnigan329 7822
10Rod McKenzie357 0136
17Leonie Lowndes359 5005
24Anne West357 5716
December
DateDescriptionLeaderPhone
1Margaret McKenzie358 2535
8Bob Hodgson356 2915

Thursday Trips (Easy + Medium)

August
DateDescriptionLeaderPhone
5Traverse Shelter (A-frame) from Tamaki W RdCarolyn Brodie027 358 6037
11-12Totara flats overnight, Wed, Thur, wx dependantChristine Scott021 724 098
12Billy Goat CreekTony Evans027 829 3069
19Covid lockdownEwen Cameron022 034 1180
26Covid lockdownAlistair Hall357 1832
September
DateDescriptionLeaderPhone
2Covid lockdownSuzanne Clark356 8322
9Old Holdsworth TrackJudy Swainson06 358 4082
16Garry Grayson027 2695934
23John Doolan (D)027 446 8740
30Wayne Lincoln (D)021 068 5237
October
DateDescriptionLeaderPhone
7Royce Mills021 055 2527
14Tony Evans (D)027 829 3069
21William Laing022 099 7988
28Geraldine Fovakis356 4327
November
DateDescriptionLeaderPhone
4Audrey Shepherd / Syd Easton D06 356 7462
11Carol Exton022 4047100
18Judith Tonson06 356 4191
25Norman Cooper357 5531
December
DateDescriptionLeaderPhone
2Jenny McCarthy021 2152197
9Darlene Westrupp021 167 8815
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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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