Tararua Tramping Club
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If you can't do a duty, agree to swap with someone else and update the roster. The SC contact list is available in the grey box.
***Tuesdays 16th December - 6th January TTC closed for the summer holidays***
In 2013 and 2014, Nina Sawicki spent two summers climbing in the European Alps, doing a full traverse of Mont Blanc and ascents of Le Dent Du Geant (the “Giant’s Tooth”) and other 4,000m peaks. The Dent Du Geant (4,013m) is a sharp rock pinnacle which sits at the western end of the Rochefort Ridge and has a 139 m step just before the summit.
7 April Twelve Months on the Great Green Sponge: Living, exploring and hunting rabbits on a sub-Antarctic island
In 2012 Cameron Walker and his wife Kelly spent 12 months living on Macquarie Island, home to many migratory species including the endangered wandering albatross. They were part of a pest eradication project with the ultimate goal of eradicating rabbits, rats and mice. Living in the field in modified water tanks on a small island constantly battered by the furious fifties, dodging four tonne elephant bull seals and watching the Aurora Australis dance overhead were all part of a life changing adventure.
Emeritus Professor Mike Crozier of Victoria University explains and illustrates what landform features (shapes, patterns, composition and texture) can tell us about the evolution and history of the landscape.
Written by Harry Broad, with stunning and evocative photographs by Rob Suisted, Molesworth documents the dramatic landscapes and tells the remarkable stories of this vast, remote and iconic South Island high-country station that "sits deep within the Kiwi pysche".
Copies of the book, which won the prestigious Booksellers' Choice Award at the 2014 New Zealand Post Book Awards, will be available for sale on the night at a discounted price.
In August/September 2014, Lesley Haines and Rick Wells joined a bunch of Skippy-eating Aussies for four weeks north of the Arctic Circle. Join them as they revisit the glaciers, saunas, berry fields, and spectacular auroras of Sweden's Kungsleden (King's Highway), and the craggy, wet and wild wonders of Norway's Lofoten archipelago.
Haritina Mogosanu is a starryteller who loves to share her fascination with stars and passion for astronomy, astrobiology and space. As a leading planetarium presenter and educator in astronomy, her quest is to inspire people to rediscover and connect with the stars.
In 1975, during a dig in the Maungahouanga Valley in northern Hawkes Bay, self-taught fossil hunter Joan Wiffen made the first recorded discovery of a dinosaur bone in New Zealand, the tailbone of a theropod dinosaur. She went on to find bones from other species of dinosaur and achieved international recognition of her work. John Simes of the Department of Paleontology at GNS Science discusses her legacy.
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