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Photo Competitions

Congratulations to the winners of the 2019 Interclub Photo Competition, hosted by MTSC on 1 October 2019. There were some stunning images from Massey University Alpine Club, Palmerston North Tramping and Mountaineering Club and Manawatu Tramping and Skiing Club. Many thanks once again to our judges, Mike and Kelly Taylor-Gannaway, and to our local businesses who provided prizes.

Here also are the results from the MTSC Photo Competition held on 6 August.

Summer Trip Card - 2020

The MTSC Summer Trip Card is available online now!

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

Lodge Work Parties

The next work party is scheduled for 23 Nov - 1 Dec 2019.

The plans for the upcoming changes to the lodge layout are here. Feel free to contact the Lodge Manager, John Lyttle, to provide feedback.

Future work parties are scheduled for 1 - 9 Feb 2020 and Easter 2020.

Please let John know if you will be attending or have any questions - mob 0274336307.

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 December 2019 - 6:00 pm

End of Year Walk and Dinner (Note: 6.00 pm start time...)

The Esplanade Playground Car Park, off Fitzherbert Avenue

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For our December Club night and end of year function we will meet at the children’s playground car park at the Esplanade off Fitzherbert Avenue at 6.00pm. From there we will walk the bridge to bridge loop crossing the Fitzherbert Bridge first and returning over the He Ara Kotahi Bridge. This walk is approx. 4km long.

After our walk we will head to Angkor Restaurant, 4 Coleman Place, Palmerston North for a 7.30pm dinner. Vegetarian mains available. Mains range from around $18 to $25. BYO. Why not get a group of your fellow trampers together and either walk and have dinner or just join us for dinner. All welcome.

So that she can book for everyone, please let Linda know on or before Tuesday 26 November if you will be joining us for dinner.

Phone/text 027 333 4493 or email social[at]mtsc.org.nz


Tuesday 3 December 2019 - 6:00 pm

End of Year Walk and Dinner (Note: 6.00 pm start time...)

The Esplanade Playground Car Park, off Fitzherbert Avenue

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For our December Club night and end of year function we will meet at the children’s playground car park at the Esplanade off Fitzherbert Avenue at 6.00pm. From there we will walk the bridge to bridge loop crossing the Fitzherbert Bridge first and returning over the He Ara Kotahi Bridge. This walk is approx. 4km long.
After our walk we will head to Angkor Restaurant, 4 Coleman Place, Palmerston North for a 7.30pm dinner. Vegetarian mains available. Mains range from around $18 to $25. BYO. Why not get a group of your fellow trampers together and either walk and have dinner or just join us for dinner. All welcome.
So that she can book for everyone, please let Linda know on or before Tuesday 26 November if you will be joining us for dinner.
Phone/text 027 333 4493 or email social[at]mtsc.org.nz

Tuesday 4 February 2020 - 7:30 pm

Tim Swale

Navigation

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

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It is important to know where you are and where you are heading when you are out tramping.
Tim Swale, club member and Outdoor Training New Zealand instructor, will share navigation tips to help you in the hills. He will cover basic map and compass skills. Maps and compasses will be provided to use on the night.

Tuesday 3 March 2020 - 7:30 pm

Glenn Pendergrast

Colorado Trail

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

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In August of 2019 Glenn Pendergrast hiked the 800 km long Colorado Trail. From the mile high city of Denver to the town of Durango, the rugged trail travels through the Rocky Mountains with 27,000 m of climbing and an average elevation of over 3,000 m reaching a high point at over 4,000 m. An excellent adventure.

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)

October
DateTripGradeLeaderPhone
7 (Sun) Poutaki Hut Medium Adam Matich 022 358-8062
19-20 Herepai Hut Easy Tim Swale 022 134-8384
26-27 Mukamuka Stm – Papatahi Loop (Remutaka FP) Med/Fit Adam Matich 022 358-8062
26-28 Ski/Camp: Mangaturuturu Glacier Tech. Ken Mercer 027 364-6475
November
DateTripGradeLeaderPhone
10Otangane LoopMTim Swale06 376 6556
16MTB Old Coach Road + trampEHazel Phillips0210 841 9501
17Toe Toe LoopEEwen Cameron022 034 1180
23-24Makaretu HutMAdam Matich022 358 8062
23-1Lodge Upgrade Work PartyJohn Lyttle027 433 6307
December
DateTripGradeLeaderPhone
7-8Sawtooth RidgeMFDave Mitchell06 3292803
14-15Lodge: Ruapehu/Tongariro climbMFAdam Matich022 358 8062
January
DateTripGradeLeaderPhone
12TBC “an explore”MEwen Cameron022 034 1180
25-26Waterfall HutMFJean Garman021 1760209
26Atiwhakatu GorgeETim Swale06 376 6556
February
DateTripGradeLeaderPhone
1-2TaranakiTBCLinda Campbell027 333 4493
6-9Tongariro/NgauruhoeMKen Mercer027 364 6475
1-9Lodge Upgrade Work PartyJohn Lyttle027 433 6307
16Pukenaenae ex Naenae RoadEEwen Cameron022 034 1180
22-23Mangahao Flats Work PartyMJean Garman021 1760209
29-1BushcraftETim Swale06 376 6556
March
DateTripGradeLeaderPhone
7-8High RidgeMFJenny McCarthy021 2152197
14-15Mountain Biking TaupoMPeter Rawlins027 678 0747
21-22Dorset HutMFDave Mitchell06 3292803
22Atiwhakatu HutEMEwen Cameron022 034 1180
28-29OtumoreMHowie Nicholson027 294 1941
April
DateTripGradeLeaderPhone
4-5Barlow’s HutEMJenny McCarthy021 2152197
10-13(Easter) Lodge Upgrade Work PartyJohn Lyttle027 433 6307
19Mikimiki ex KiriwhakapapaEEwen Cameron022 034 1180

Wednesday Trips (Easy/Medium)

October
DateLeaderPhone
2 Leonie Lowndes 359-5005
9 Bev Akers 325-8879
16 Carole Kennerley 329-9694
23 Allan Rae 358-3962
November
DateLeaderPhone
6Dennis Jensen329 3229
13Jill Faulkner323 6094
20Ian Brookes358 7974
27Anne West357 5716
December
DateLeaderPhone
4Bill Milham356 8136
11Margaret McKenzie358 2535
January
DateLeaderPhone
29Marion Beadle323 3246
February
DateLeaderPhone
5Carolyn Brodie027 358 6037
12Carole Kennerley329 9694
19Rita Hodson323 5491
26Richard Lander021 840 472
March
DateLeaderPhone
4Harold Pettersson357 4248
11Bob Hargreaves357 0734
18Rod McKenzie357 0136
25William Laing358 4876
April
DateLeaderPhone
1Bob Hodgson356 2915
8Christine Finnigan329 7822
15Ewen Cameron022 034-1180
22Linda Darbyshire027 354 6171
29Robbie Green022 398 2205

Thursday Trips (Easy + Medium)

October
DateLeaderPhone
3 Syd Easton D 356-7462
10 Richard Ellis 357-6410
17 Geraldine Fovakis 356-4327
24 David Grant D 328-7788
31 Wayne Lincoln D 021 068-5237
November
DateLeaderPhone
7Syd Easton D356 7462
14Merv Matthews357 2858
21John McLeod323 5785
28Chris Mercer D356 2635
December
DateLeaderPhone
5Royce Mills021 055-2527
12Glenn Pendergrast356 7487
February
DateLeaderPhone
6John and Gillian Thornley356 9681
13Christine Scott354 0510
20Nigel and Jill Spencer D329 8738
27Judy Swainson358 4082
March
DateLeaderPhone
5Craig Ross355 3445
12Hugh Wilde D356 9450
19John Brock329 4834
26Carolyn Brodie027 358 6037
April
DateLeaderPhone
2Bryce and Raewyn Buddle353 5163
9Ewen Cameron022 034 1180
16Suzanne Clark356 8322
23Norman Cooper357 5531
30John Doolan D027 446 8740

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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