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 any answer questions they may have.
Jan Nye spent three years living and working in East Timor, a country with mountains that soar to 2,963 meters and dive spots with wonderful names like Bob's Rock and Jim's Crack. Jan will take us on a journey around this newly independent country, which has seen tough times and is now determined to move on.
In December 2011 Elizabeth Bridge travelled to Peru to walk the Inca Trail and visit the Amazon rainforest. On the way she enjoyed Christmas and New Year in the city of Cusco (altitude 3,350 metres), climbed thousands of stone steps to Macchu Pichu and visited a Peruvian tributary of the Amazon River.
Peter and Caroline Gates spent two months over last northern summer travelling from the Yukon Territory through South East Alaska and British Columbia. They did some river canoeing in moose territory, sea kayaking with orca whales, and hiking in bear country.
Since the late 1800s, glaciers in the Southern Alps have lost kilometers of length and hundreds of metres of ice thickness. Brian Anderson, a glaciologist at Victoria University’s Antarctic Research Centre, combines field research with modelling to reconstruct the evolution of New Zealand glaciers since the end of the last ice age and to predict how they might change in the future.
Natural heritage consultant Les Molloy has travelled widely in the mountains, forests, steppes and deserts of East and Central Asia, evaluating areas nominated for World Heritage status. He describes the Xinjiang region in north-west China as “this most fascinating, wild, remote and rarely-visited part of Inner Asia”.
Dr Andrew Digby has carried out kiwi surveys on remote island locations around New Zealand. With other researchers at Victoria University, he recently conducted the first-ever acoustic study of little spotted kiwi, based at Zealandia. The findings have revealed surprising behavioural features, including a previously unknown form of vocal ‘cooperation’ between males and females, and are helping to provide new tools for the conservation of New Zealand’s national icon.
Heavy rain warnings led to a change of plans for the two-part Christmas trip led by Peggy Munn. After tramping the Motatapu track from Arrowtown to Wanaka in drizzle, thunder, lightning and snow, the party flew in to the Landsborough River by helicopter. Then followed a thrilling rafting trip down the fast-flowing river, with plenty of action. Chris Munn will tell us all about it.
Can you, or someone you know, keep us entertained or informed?