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A Most Noble Tea Drinking Expedition

Participants: Tania Seward, Sarah Inglewood, Mark Brinsden, Rachael Horner, Jeff Ducrot, Anna Larsson, Sam Stephenson, Kate Wootton, Zach Byrne, Jono Dobbs,

Dates: 24th – 25th May

Author: Tania Seward

Metservice was telling people to stay home, Snowcraft had been cancelled and the Twalk injuries had subsided from excruciating to irritating. The mood at the club meeting on Wednesday night was one of people being resigned to a weekend at home in front of the fire. However, 10 hardy souls wanted to go tramping, and the awful forecast, the lack of snow and various Twalk injuries were not going to stop them!
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Sitting out the rain at Woolshed

Participants: Tania Seward, Sarah Inglewood, Mark Brinsden, Rachael Horner, Jeff Ducrot, Anna Larsson, Sam Stephenson, Kate Wootton, Zach Byrne, Jono Dobbs

Dates: 24th – 25th May

Author: Anna Larsson

Photos: Tania Seward

The weather was going to be terrible. The originally scheduled snowcraft session was cancelled, Arthurs Pass was blocked by a rain-fuelled landslide and the forecast said gale force winds and snow down to 800 meters. Plans were suggested and discarded over e-mail, with a river crossing here or an exposed campsite there making most things risky. The ten brave souls who actually showed up in the UCSA carpark on Saturday morning had no idea where the trip was going to take them, or if they would make it back alive.
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Mt Oates Traverse

Alastair McDowell (scribe), Elisha Nuttall
Date: 20th February 2014
Dawn on Temple Col. The eastern peaks of Arthur’s Pass sketched out the horizon in black against the morning glow rising over Christchurch. It was midweek and most were still enjoying their last hours of sleep before heading to work; we should have been too. But today Elisha and I were up at 4 and on the crest of the Main Divide by 6, primed and ready for a full day of exciting ridge-line negotiations and some stupendous scrambling. Work could wait for another day…
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10 reasons to go tramping with Jeff

Author: Tania Seward

Dates: 22-23 March

1. You get to travel in super-comfy vans

When committee organises trips, people usually end up travelling in cars or the crusty old hire vans. When you go tramping with Jeff, you travel in the extraordinary comfort offered by a 2.4 litre Toyota Estima, complete with reclining microfiber-covered seats and doors on both sides. We had two of them, in matching colours. Fancy.

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