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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.

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.

Events

Coming up...

6 June 2017 - 7:30pm

Jess, Rob, Ken, Pete and Howie

That 4-letter word beginning with S...

Rose City Aquatic Club Rooms, 50 Park Road, Palmerston North (next to Lido)

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How many ways do we enjoy SNOW?. Be it on skis, a board, toboggan, bag or boots, many of our members get into it at every opportunity. This club night is all about being out and about in the depths of Winter, and what you want to know about being there. Our talk-photo-video presentation will briefly cover topics such as: Happiness is taking your young family skiing; Activities around the Lodge; Snowcraft; Skiing in NZ; Ski touring (skiing up to ski down); Overseas ski adventures. Jess Thomas, Rob Pringle, Ken Mercer, Peter Rawlins and Howie Nicholson will share a few of their adventures along the way.

This talk will be of interest to newbies and old hands alike, so even if you are just curious about getting into the snow this year, feel free to come along. As always, you don't have to be a member to come along - All Welcome.


6 June 2017 - 7:30pm

Jess, Rob, Ken, Pete and Howie

That 4-letter word beginning with S...

Rose City Aquatic Club Rooms, 50 Park Road, Palmerston North (next to Lido)
picture How many ways do we enjoy SNOW?. Be it on skis, a board, toboggan, bag or boots, many of our members get into it at every opportunity. This club night is all about being out and about in the depths of Winter, and what you want to know about being there. Our talk-photo-video presentation will briefly cover topics such as: Happiness is taking your young family skiing; Activities around the Lodge; Snowcraft; Skiing in NZ; Ski touring (skiing up to ski down); Overseas ski adventures. Jess Thomas, Rob Pringle, Ken Mercer, Peter Rawlins and Howie Nicholson will share a few of their adventures along the way.
This talk will be of interest to newbies and old hands alike, so even if you are just curious about getting into the snow this year, feel free to come along. As always, you don't have to be a member to come along - All Welcome.

4 July 2017 - 7:30pm

Andy Brooke - Officer in Charge, Manawatu Police SAR

SAR - Search and Rescue

Search is an Emergency and a Classic Mystery...
picture ...Not so much a "Who Done it" as a "Where was it done?" Search is underpinned by investigation. This presentation describes the decisions made around searches; Where to search, When to start, How to search. This develops into how a search progresses including different search methods and some examples.
Andy's talk will be followed by a Q&A session then three club members, active in SAR, will briefly describe some of their experiences.

4 July 2017 - 7:30pm

To be confirmed...

Rose City Aquatic Club Rooms, 50 Park Road, Palmerston North (next to Lido)
picture It'll be good...

Trips

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

Weekend Trips (including Sunday day trips)

April
DateTripGradeLeaderPhone
29-30Roaring Stag LodgeEasyMark Learmonth355-9143
May
DateTripGradeLeaderPhone
6-7Tutuwai HutMediumKen Mercer027 364-6475
13-14Sparrowhawk Biv.MediumJean Garman021 176-0209
21 (Sun)Glacier Ridge (Ohakune)Med/FitDavid Harrington021 240-9056
27-28Ngamoko HutMed/FitHoward Nicholson027 294-1941
28 (Sun)Kapakapanui LoopMediumLinda Campbell323-3836
June
DateTripGradeLeaderPhone
1-6Abel Tasman LoopMed/FitAdam Matich022 358-8062
11 (Sun)Longview HutMediumTim Swale06 376-6556
17-18Lodge Food CarryAllHoward Nicholson027 294-1941
July
DateTripGradeLeaderPhone
8-9 Beginner's Ski WeekendAllKen Mercer027 364-6475
16 (Sun)Tree Trunk GorgeMed/FitDavid Harrington021 240-9056
29-30Technical Ski ImprovementIntmed & aboveJohn Lyttle027 433-6307
August
DateTripGradeLeaderPhone
5-6 Pizza Night at the LodgeSazio (ITA)Howard Nicholson027 294-1941
6 (Sun)Sunrise HutMediumJenny McCarthy021 215-2197
12-13Technical Ski ImprovementIntmed. & aboveJohn Lyttle027 433-6307
12-13Crater Lake (Ski/Brd/Walk)Intmed. & aboveJohn Lyttle027 433-6307
18-19Triangle HutMed/FitJenny McCarthy021 215-2197
26-27Holdsworth-Jumbo CircuitMediumTim Swale06 376-6556
26-3(Sep)Ski Tour CanterburyTechnicalKen Mercer027 364-6475
September
DateTripGradeLeaderPhone
2-3Totara FlatsEasyLinda Campbell323-3836
9-10Climb & Ski NgauruhoeIntmed. & aboveJohn Lyttle027 433-6307
16-17Weekend in the SnowAllKen Mercer027 364-6475
23-24Maropea Forks HutMed/FitJean Garman021 176-0209
23-24Technical Ski ImprovementIntmed. & aboveJohn Lyttle027 433-6307
30-1Weekend in the SnowAllCarl Pester021 131-6264
October
DateTripGradeLeaderPhone
7-8Waterfall HutMed/FitJean Garman021 176-0209
14-15Lodge Party WeekendAllJohn Lyttle027 433-6307
20-24Southern Richmond FPMed/FitAdam Matich022 358-8062
21-23Mangaturuturu HutEasy/Med.Helen Peek021 065-0754
29 (Sun)Zekes HutEasy/Med.Helen Peek021 065-0754

Wednesday Trips (Easy/Medium)

May
DateLeaderPhone
03Bob Hodgson356-2915
10Jill Faulkner323-6094
17Rita Hodson323-5491
24Maurice McDonald357-5522
31Margaret Foot357-8003
June
DateLeaderPhone
7Christine Finnigan329-7822
14Russell Poole022 658-0661
21Denise/Chris Brunskill354-2511
28Harold Pettersson357-4248
July
DateLeaderPhone
5Ian Ritchie328-9618
12Bob Hargreaves357-0734
19Jenny Orange357-3380
26Evan/Coralie Davies357-6288
August
DateLeaderPhone
2Marion Beadle323-3246
9Linda Darbyshire354-6171
16Bev Akers325-8879
23Andrew Brodie358-6576
30Rod McKenzie357-0136
September
DateLeaderPhone
6John Ridge357-3744
13Dennis Jensen329-3229
20Russell Poole022 658-0661
27Robert Bruce329-7858
October
DateLeaderPhone
4Ian Brookes358-7974
11Leonie Lowndes359-5005
18Allan Rae358-3962
25Margaret Foot357-8003

Thursday Trips (Medium)

May
DateLeaderPhone
4Syd Easton356-7462
11Richard Ellis357-6410
18Carolyn Brodie358-6576
25Suzanne Clark356-8322
June
DateLeaderPhone
1Craig Ross355-3445
8Nigel & Jill Spencer329-8738
15Norman Cooper357-5531
22John Doolan027 446-8740
29Christine Scott354-0510
July
DateLeaderPhone
6Glenn Pendergrast356-7487
13Royce Mills355-8556
20John Brock329-4834
27Hugh Wilde356-9450
August
DateLeaderPhone
3David Grant328-7788
10Peter Wilson357-2403
17Judy Swainson358-4082
24Geraldine Fovakis356-4327
31Merv Matthews357-2858
September
DateLeaderPhone
7Bryce & Raewyn Buddle353-5163
14John McLeod323-5785
21John & Gillian Thornley356-9681
28Brian & Ruth Evans323-7614
October
DateLeaderPhone
5Chris Mercer356-2635
12Glenn Pendergrast356-7487
19Syd Easton356-7462
26Richard Ellis357-6410

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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News

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Subscriptions are due by 31 May

Members will have received an invoice for 2017/2018 subscriptions. Thank you to the majority of people that have already paid. If you have not yet received your invoice, then please check your email junk/spam folder, or contact the Membership Secretary ASAP.

MTSC is absorbing the recent rise in our FMC levy, so membership is especially good value this year.

Winter Trip Card

Check out the Winter Trip Card online now!

Winter at the Lodge

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

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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