Tararua Tramping Club
TTC Club Night
The Tuesday evening programme is:
There is a $2 door charge.
Tuesday is our regular club night. Club night meetings are held an our centrally located clubrooms in Moncrieff Street, off Elizabeth Street, off Kent Terrace.
We welcome new faces at our meetings, and there are always club members available to provide newcomers with information and answer any questions.
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In May this year, Pete Smith and Trish began a trip from the beautiful city of Tbilisi in Georgia to Bishkek in Kyrgyztan. In the first part of their travels, through Georgia, Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan, they met friendly people, enjoyed delicious food and wine, camped in the desert and stayed in a caravanseri, and experienced bureaucratic delays and other challenges.
In the footsteps of West Coast gold miners.
Mining relics, snow, and magnificent views were highlights of two South Island tramps done by Pip Newton and Vicki Wogan in July. After warming up by climbing Mt Fyffe near Kaikoura, they spent three days on Kirwans Track near Reefton, following in the footsteps of early gold miners.
A perfect summerís day high on a mountain
Lorraine Johns recalls a perfect summer's day spent high on Mount Harper, and a previous climb of Mount Murchison, the highest peak in Arthur's Pass National Park. Both peaks are typically climbed from Barker Hut and Lorraine speculates on the possibility of ticking off both summits in the same weekend.
After some rousing singing of old tramping songs led by Michael Brown and Peter Barber, the theme of nostalgia will continue with the first ever public showing of Paul Maximís new film Kime Hut Ė Through the Ages. The Club has a long and intimate association with this venerated alpine shelter, famous for its chilly interior yet heart-warming appearance when it looms out of a thick Tararua mist.
Shaun Barnett and Chris Maclean are co-authors of the first history of tramping in New Zealand. During the nineteenth century, Maori, explorers and surveyors laid the foundations for what became recreational tramping in the twentieth century. The development of clubs during the 1920s and 30s led to the establishment of a distinctive New Zealand tramping culture. More recently, trampers have been at the forefront of battles to establish and protect national parks and wilderness areas. Signed copies of their recently-published book,Tramping: A New Zealand history, will be available for sale.
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