Upcoming Events

[See Programme for more details.]
26 - 27 May
Mt Fell Hut Fit

This will be a small working party for the assembly and installation of a wood shed. Bob has made a kitset for the shed which has been choppered up there. It will be walk in/walk out from Timms Creek track-head, E. Bank, Wairau. Could extend to 2 nights depending on how the work goes and the weather. This will the finale for all NTC's work on this hut. A hugely successful ORC-funded project but the money is all gone for more choppering (but road costs to/from E bank of Wairau will be covered).

27 May
Richmond hills

Richmond Hill wanderings. 

After lots of interest on the Facebook page about what tracks are available behind Richmond we will spend about 3-5 hours exploring the tracks up there. 

Meet as Easby park carpark at 9am weather permitting. No pre-registration necessary for this trip but please let me know if you have questions. Good footwear is essential as we will take some rugged tracks if people are interested.

We will go all the way up to the fire lookout if we feel keen. Depends on the group.

3 - 5 June
Jollie Brook circuit Easy

Queen's Birthday Weekend Ramble

This relatively easy 3-day loop begins off the Lake Sumner Road, in northern Canterbury. Walking between 2-5 hours per day between huts: Gabriel Hut (4), Jollie Brook (7) & Coldwater Huts (6). Direction depends on weather. Stream crossings mean that wet boots are necessary. Warm nights around the fire assured.

See DOC website for PDF inc. MAP

Read route info on NZ Tramper site

Email Ray Salisbury, or TXT: 021 135 8739 by the Wednesday prior.

10 June
11 June
Club Night

Monday. 7.30pm, Nelson Intermediate School, Tipahi Street.  Gold coin.

Topic for discussion: Search and Rescue

Sherp Tucker from Nelson LandSAR will be coming to talk about what SAR have been up to, some of the things they do, and will look at what you as trampers can do to to help yourselves should you need SAR.