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    • Orongorongo Valley Hut Bagging
      • 12 Oct 2021
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      • There are over 60 private/club/DOC huts in the Orongorongo valley. Our mission was to see how many we could find from out base at Paua hut.I had worried about the weather for the weekend as the forecast had predicted some rain. However, the Friday was warm and sunny and we had a pleasant tramp over ... Read more
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      • Remutaka Forest Park, Lower Hutt City, Wellington, New Zealand (OpenStreetMap)


    • From the President …in September 2021 …
      • 23 Sep 2021
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      • Tēnā koutou Although Covid-19 continues to present challenges for us all, there’s still lots happening and to get involved in. Wellington is fortunate to be back to covid-19 alert level 2 so we’re able to run most club trips again with a few extra considerations. The new trip schedule is on the website here. A ... Read more
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    • Hiking The Burtton Track
      • 18 Sep 2021
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      • Up bright and early to start our day trip meeting at the Railway Station: 7AM. It was really great having two cars for this trip as the starting and finishing points are different. The road to the start of track is gravelly and potholed, take care when driving.  The start of the track is Scott’s ... Read more
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    • Committee Activity: September 2021
      • 6 Sep 2021
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      • Greetings Readers, it’s National Lockdown 2 and your humble Newsletter Editor finds himself a bit bored and with (unsurprisingly) few trip reports coming in. What to do? I decided to canvass your committee about their lockdown exploits and to summarise them here. Interestingly, between us we’ve managed to photograph Wellington from almost every angle Maj-Britt, ... Read more
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    • From the President …in August 2021 …
      • 26 Aug 2021
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      • Tēnā koutou It’s been quite a mixed month for everyone and the club. At such a time, it’s important to not lose sight of the many recent great WTMC moments. The Families Group enjoyed its awesome annual campfire cookout at Battle Hill with about 30 people. The kids had an absolutely wonderful time, learning how ... Read more
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    • Annual Families Cookout
      • 12 Aug 2021
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      • Every year since 2016, the Families Group has spent a day at Battle Hill, cooking lunch on a fire, enjoying the jumbo swing, feeding eels, sometimes swimming in the stream, and generally having a wonderful time. This year we had a turnout not seen in several years, with nearly 30 people arriving to cook over ... Read more
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    • Lodge Update: Our Maunga July 2021
      • 2 Aug 2021
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      • We have passed the first group of school holidays with a good turn out of families staying at the lodge over the two-week period. Unfortunately, only the lower mountain was open for skiing due to the poor covering of snow on the upper mountain. Happy valley was open most days for skiing and the Rangatira ... Read more
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    • From the President … in July 2021
      • 29 Jul 2021
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      • Tēnā koutou I’m delighted that we now have a full Committee – and really pleased to welcome our new Chief Guide, Anne de Ferron. Anne has been leading trip for many years, as well as helping the club with the Mountain Film Festival and in many other ways. So many thanks to Matt C for ... Read more
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    • From the Editor, July 2021
      • 26 Jul 2021
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      • Greetings, Readers. It is I, the Newsletter Editor, coming to you with information and requests The Request Please keep sending me trip reports! Without trip reports to publish I would have to find a job or something to occupy my time with, or worse, I’ll start making up my own trip reports and then you’ll ... Read more
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    • King of the Hill
      • 26 Jul 2021
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      • Bleary eyed I emerged from my car at Takapu Rd Station. Here I encountered my first obstacle: getting into the WTMC van. This was was far too difficult for half past six in the morning, taking a swift blow from Richard’s boot to finally dislodge the door from its jammed state. At Wellington Station we ... Read more
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    • Flying Bed Story
      • 25 Jul 2021
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      • So you think skiing at Ruapehu is a bit of a hassle. A lengthy drive to the WTMC Lodge, sharing bunkrooms with noisy (or not noisy enough) others, cooking, cleaning and the other odd jobs that are actually just part of lodge life are all too much for you? Well, if so, then you don’t ... Read more
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    • Te Puia Tramp
      • 20 Jun 2021
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      • Looking through past trip reports it seems the club has a tradition of organising Te Puia tramps over Queen’s birthday weekend. And it’s a great tradition; what’s better than soaking in hot pools on a winter tramp. So the 2021 tramp was organised to live up to the tradition and make the most of the ... Read more
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    • Holly Hut
      • 20 Jun 2021
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      • Intro The group had signed up to do Syme Hut, but changed plans given the conditions and out of respect for the two climbers who lost their lives on Mt Taranaki 4 May. Our first night was at Konini Lodge by the Dawson Falls Visitor Centre. Saturday we drove 50 minutes around the mountain and ... Read more
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    • From the President … in May 2021
      • 27 May 2021
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      • May has been another month of hearing about lots of fantastic club trips and adventures and getting to experience a range of club events.  The new Committee also had its first meeting and agreed on its priorities for the upcoming year. Building leadership capability and capacity will be an important focus – both in terms ... Read more
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    • Maketawa Hut
      • 26 May 2021
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      • Having done the drive up to Taranaki on Friday night (as is traditional), we and the Easy-Medium group all stayed at Konini Lodge at Dawson Falls visitor centre. It’s a great facility with cooking equipment, hot showers, decent bunk rooms and the rest; although in my experience it’s always been cold – consider yourself warned. ... Read more
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      • Tawa, Wellington, New Zealand (OpenStreetMap)


    • Tutuwai Hut
      • 26 May 2021
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      • We shared a van with a medium group heading to Alpha Hut, and left Waiohine gorge road end at around 9:30. We first “investigated” a trail that headed down to the river, before heading back and crossing the river on the swing bridge. We next “investigated” the start of the trail to Cone hut, before ... Read more
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    • Mt Matthews – a Circumnavigation
      • 26 May 2021
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      • “The lights are moving—the aliens are coming for us now!” I jokingly teased Tony and suggested we both hide in our tents… Tony and I had decided to do a two-day tramp exploring our own backyard a bit more—a circumnavigation of Mt Matthews that would include both on and off-track travel in the Remutaka Forest ... Read more
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    • Mid King Madness
      • 26 May 2021
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      • “Is anyone alarmed that I’m still considering the original plan?” This question came on Friday night from our trip leader James after consulting the weather forecast to see that not only did we have a severe weather warning for the Tararua Range due to heavy rain rolling through, there were also gale force winds forecasted ... Read more
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    • Lodge Update: Our Maunga May 2021
      • 26 May 2021
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      • The mountain has had more sprinklings of snow indicating that things up there are getting cooler along with the days getting shorter. The lift operator is flat out making snow in the Happy Valley beginners’ area which will be open from Queens Birthday weekend. Our Summer rates apply over Queens Birthday. We can only open ... Read more
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    • 1000 Acre Plateau
      • 12 May 2021
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      • Ferry booking mix-ups and more than an hour’s delay to board meant it was well after 10pm when we arrived at the Matiri Valley West Bank road end. The hydro scheme construction works mean the walk in to Lake Matiri hut is now only 50min mostly on construction road, which during working hours you need ... Read more
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    • From the President … in April … 2021
      • 29 Apr 2021
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      • A new club year and Committee This year’s AGM went well – I’m pleased to welcome the new Committee. There’s a number of familiar faces, including some in new roles, and some new Committee members (welcome Beverley Holder and Mike Campbell). I’m also delighted that post-AGM we now have a new Promotions Officer, Social Convenor ... Read more
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