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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Author: Tania Seward Date: 15th March 2014 Decided to go to Arthurs Pass Drove van full of random people to Arthurs Pass. One of them was Swedish. Another volunteered to be the treasurer. Got to Arthurs Pass. Turned out that no-one wanted to be on my planned trip to Anti Crow Hut. Changed my trip … Continue reading An Afternoon in Arthur’s Pass
We set out Friday evening, crossing Arthurs Pass as the sun set, our destination, Mount Alexander. I’d first set eyes on the mountain from nearby Mount Pfeiffer the previous August and had been trying to climb it ever since. Finally the chance arose, perfect weather on the West Coast and myself, Sam, Kate and Chris set off to climb Alexander and experience the legendary bathtub of Camp Creek Hut (And how we did!). We opted to walk in to the Hut Friday night so we’d have plenty of time on Saturday to climb the mountain and get the bathtub going that night before walking out on Sunday.
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Having finally secured a four day Waitangi Day weekend after much begging I teamed up with Volker to head on a tramp to make the most of the long weekend. The weather for was by all projections going to be fantastic. So seeking to maximise on the weather and the long weekend we embarked on a mission to Westland to do the Lathrop/Zit Saddle Circuit.
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Participants: Nixie Boddy, Katie Bowron, Simon Litchwark, Roseanna Gamlen-Greene, Sam Stephenson, Enda Walsh, Tom Moore, Kate Wootton
Dates: 28th December – 6th January
Author: Kate Wootton
Once there were 8 trampers brave
A New Year’s adventure they did crave
And so they chose the Dusky Track
– for choosing wet trips they had a knack
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