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Guidelines

Leaders of MTSC trips are asked to follow these guidelines when organising and leading Club trips:

Trip Grading

GradeDescription
FAMILY:Up to 2-3 hrs/day at casual pace. All ages accommodated.
EASY:4 hours per day.
EASY/MEDIUM:5 hours per day.
MEDIUM:7 hours per day.
MEDIUM/FIT:8 hours per day.
Fit:Over 8 hours per day.
FE:Fitness essential.
TECHNICAL:Qualifying requirements to be announced by Trip Organiser.

Contact the trip leader to discuss fitness and gear requirements.

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Weekend Trips (including Sunday day trips)

March Meetings: 2 (Club Night)
DateTripGradeLeaderPhone
21Atiwhakatu GorgeETim Swale022 134 8384
26-29Lodge Work PartyAll WelcomeJohn Lyttle027 433 6307
April Meetings: 6 (Club Night)
DateTripGradeLeaderPhone
2-5(Easter)
2-5Dundas Hut CircuitMFKen Mercer027 364 6475
2-3Taupo Mountain BikingVariousPeter Rawlins027 678 0747
17Wellington Walks - City to SeaELinda Campbell027 333 4493
24-26(ANZAC Long Weekend) Lodge Work PartyAll WelcomeJohn Lyttle027 433 6307
May Meetings: 4 (Club Night)
DateTripGradeLeaderPhone
8Waitewaewae HutMFHowie Nicholson027 294 1941
15-16Lodge Work PartyAll WelcomeJohn Lyttle027 433 6307
22Sledge Track/Naenae CrossingMTim Swale022 134 8384
29-30Final Lodge Work PartyAll WelcomeJohn Lyttle027 433 6307
June Meetings: 1 (Club Night)
DateTripGradeLeaderPhone
5-7(Queen's Birthday)
13Stanfield HutE/MTim Swale022 134 8384
19-20(Alt Date for Food Carry)
26-27Lodge Food CarryWork PartyHowie Nicholson027 294 1941
July Meetings: 6 (Club Night)
DateTripGradeLeaderPhone
3-4Mangatainoka Hot Springs (Kawekas)ELinda Campbell027 333 4493
10-11Beginner's Ski WeekendAll WelcomeKen Mercer027 364 6475
August Meetings: 3 (Club Night)
DateTripGradeLeaderPhone
1Fern Walk, Pohangina Valley (Sunday)ELinda Campbell027 333 4493
18Snow Skills (Pre-course evening)THowie Nicholson027 294 1941
21Snow Skills (Above the Bushline)THowie Nicholson027 294 1941

Wednesday Trips (Easy/Medium)

February
DateDescriptionLeaderPhone
3Carrington Loop, HoldsworthAnne West021 0266 6860
10Miki Miki track and Blue Range hutRobbie Green022 398 2205
17Branch Track and Beehive WalkwayJohn Salisbury380 0117
24Rangi HutEvan Davies357 6288
March
DateDescriptionLeaderPhone
3Makairo TrackAllan Rae358 3962
10Gold Creek HutCheryl D and Marilyn H374 48968
17Moturimu shelter from Kahuterawa RdIan Brookes358 7974
24Rangi Hut and Deadman loopBill Milham356 8136
31Maharahara Peak TrackMargaret McKenzie358 2535
April
DateDescriptionLeaderPhone
7Holdsworth off trackBev Akers325 8879
14Bruce Hill, Mt BruceMarion Beadle323 3246
21Coppermine Creek LoopJenny Williamson328 6857
28Towards Tangata MaungaEwen Cameron022 034 1180
May
DateDescriptionLeaderPhone
5Rangiwahia Hut +/- extensionsCarolyn Brodie027 358 6037
12Sunrise HutHarold Pettersson357 4248
19Burttons Track (Mangahao Road end)Bill Milham027 443 3324
26 Arawaru Trig, from Naenae RoadCarole Kennerley027 264 0232
June
DateDescriptionLeaderPhone
2Kohitere Forest, LevinBob Hargreaves357 0734
9Blue Range Hut/MikimikiWilliam Laing358 4876
16Tunipo Track/PeakChristine Finnegan027 230 5032
23Longview HutAnne West021 0266 6860
30Stanfield HutRod McKenzie357 0136
July
DateDescriptionLeaderPhone
7Mt HoldsworthJohn Salisbury280 0117
14Waikanae River TrackEvan Davies357 6288
21Bushy ParkJenny Williamson328 6857
28Battle Hill Forest ParkIan Brookes358 7974
August
DateDescriptionLeaderPhone
4Maharahara from Pohangina Valley East/Opawe RoadMarion Beadle323 3246
11Travers hut (A frame) from Tamaki RCheryl D & Marilyn H021 374 882

Thursday Trips (Easy + Medium)

April
DateDescriptionLeaderPhone
8Aruwaru via Quartz CreekTony Evans027 829 3069
15Manawatu Gorge WalkChristine Scott354 0510
22Mangahao Flats hut (overnight)Jenny McCarthy021 215 2197
29-30Tiritea Rd to Greens RdGeraldine Fovakis027 356 4327
May
DateDescriptionLeaderPhone
6Waitahingi Trails, WhanganuiBryce and Raewyn Buddle027 268 4807
13Herepai hut and up and beyondWilliam Laing022 099 7988
20-21Waipakihi hut, Kaimanawa RangeRoyce Mills021 055 2527
27Octogenarian's Celebrations: Holdsworth shelterAudrey Shepherd / Syd Easton (D)356 7462
June
DateDescriptionLeaderPhone
3Longview HutChristine Scott354 0510
10-11MTSC Lodge overnight. "Meander Ruapehu"Ken Mercer027 364 6475
17TunupoDarlene Westrupp021 167 8815
24 Lockwood Lodestar, WaikanaeCarol Exton022 404 7100
July
DateDescriptionLeaderPhone
1Rangiwahia Hut (note the change)Garry Grayson027 269 5934
8Knights/Shorts Toka loopMary and Ken Mercer (D)027 372 5375 / 027 364 6475
15Sunrise HutBryce and Raewyn Buddle353 5163
22Moturimu shelter from Kahuterawa RdJohn and Gillian Thornley356 9681
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