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Youth Programme Home Page

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Tararua Tramping Club Youth Programme

The TTC has a long history of adventure in the outdoors: Tramping, Rock Climbing, Skiing, Mountaineering, Biking, Canoeing, Family trips, etc. The club is dedicated to introducing new club members to these sports, and due to this has decided to run a youth programme specifically to introduce young people to some of these sports. The sports covered in the programme are:

If you are between the ages of 14 to 24 you are encouraged to join the programme. You can decide if you want to participate in one or all of the sports within the programme.

For Tramping and Rock Climbing the club will guide and instruct programme students via a series of activities which will be run by experienced people and at times by professional instructors.

Following is the programme's activities:


Stage 1: Tararua Trips

Participants normally choose where they want to tramp, this is done either via Txt, email, Facebook or at Fergs where we meet every Tuesday around 4:30. So if you have a tramp in mind feel free to say where you want to tramp.

Potential Tramps ideas:

  • Waitewaewae - E/M
  • Totara Flats - E
  • Roaring Stag - E
  • Cow Creek - M
  • Te Matawai- M
  • Jumbo-Holdsworth - M
  • Southern Crossing - M
  • Waerenga - E
  • Herapai - E
  • Tutuwai - E/M
  • Mitre Flats - E/M
  • Mangahao Flats - E/M

For up and coming trips see Trips Schedule

The trips listed are a range of easy(E) and medium(M) tramps. Easy means that little tramping fitness is required to enjoy the tramp. Medium means some fitness is required to enjoy the tramp. Fit means you need to be very fit and can tramp for hours. For more detail on these categories and other information see trip stuff. The trips are also a mixture of valley and tops tramps. While on trips the instructors teach at least one tramping skill.

For standard details on Tramping trips see the trip information sheet.

Stage 2: Club Trips

In the programme we sometimes join trips within the club

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Rock Climbing:

The climbing group meets at Fergs every Tuesday from 4:30 to 7:00. So feel free to turn up. Ferg's staff can point you at our group, just ask.

Stage 1: Starting

  • Top roping at Fergs every Tuesday
  • Climbing course run by Fergs climbing(8 lessons, calls, anchors, belaying, abseil and sport climbing)
  • Post Fergs course sport climbing and evaluation

Stage 2: Outside Rock Climbing

Participants should pass Fergs climbing course evaluation to be able to fully enjoy these trips. Participants must have top roped and abseiled to go on these trips. No training is required to go on the Baring Head trips. The students also self-organise climbing at Fergs and Freyberg pool at other times of the week.

The last trip was to Paynes Ford

For up and coming trips see Trips Schedule

Within the programme the club will provide climbing gear with the exception of climbing shoes.

Stage 3: Trips within the club

Climbing Training Tips


TTC organises trips, located at the club's lodge on Ruapehu at Whakapapa, to base the skiing from and guide students around the ski field. The intention is to provide the student with basic skills so they can participate in and enjoy club trips.

  • Take students to club's lodge at Whakapapa for ski lessons (run by Whakapapa ski instructors)
  • Club members guide students around ski trails

Students will need to own or rent ski gear as needed. The ski season has now ended.

Scheduled Trips

Trips can be found on this Facebook link

6 SepMitre FlatsEasyBharat Pancha0273130130
19 SepRuahehu CraterMediumStuart Hutson027 6865636
11 OctTurakiraeMediumOscar Whiting0211190777
15 NovTotara Flats - TrampingEasyBharat Pancha0273130130
21 NovWhanganui Bay - Rock ClimbingGrade 16+Stuart Hutson027 6865636
29 NovBush CraftEasyBharat Pancha0273130130
23 Jan 2015Whanganui Bay Rock FestivalGrade 16+Stuart Hutson027 6865636
16 Apr 2015Annapurna Circuit, NepalEasyBharat Pancha0273130130
1 Dec 2015IndiaGrade 16+Stuart Hutson027 6865636

Joining the Youth Programme

If you want to see if the programme is for you, come along for up to two trips. After this and you are still interested, you will be expected to join the programme. You must be a club member to join the programme and be under 25. If your parent/s or caregiver/s are club members and you are under 18 then you are already a member of the TTC.

If you are interested in being part of the programme join the club and contact Stuart Hutson -> mailto:ttc-youth-programme [snail] ttc [period] org [period] nz?Subject=Query%20from%20TTC%20website on 027 686 5636 . Take note: for people joining the programme the new members one-off club joining fee of $15 has been waived. It cost only $35 to join the club via the programme

Clothing and equipment

The club will assist you in building up your clothing and gear so you can comfortably and safely enjoy the programme.


The club has decided to keep the cost of the programme to a minimum. The instructors from the club have volunteered their time to run this programme. Students will be expected to pay for professional instructors. The club has some gear (tents, billies, packs, etc) that students can use on these trips to reduce costs, but if these are not available it will be the students responsibility to provide their own gear. Students will be expected to pay for food, cooking fuel and transport to the locations. For trips (eg skiing) to the club lodge at Mt Ruapehu there is also a lodge fee.

DOC charge hut fees. There is 30% discount given to club members if a 12 month backcountry hut pass is purchased.

All costs and their acceptance will be gained prior to the activity occurring.

Risk and Reward

All of these sports have some level of real risk, the club will endeavor to reduce the risk by providing guidance, monitoring, and training to the students. The club cannot guarantee that the sports will be risk free.

The students and their parents/caregivers will need to accept the risks prior to the student joining the programme. For students who attend secondary school consent forms will need to signed by parents/caregivers when joining the programme until the student has joined the club. For some of the events separate consent forms will need to be signed due to the nature of the event. Students within the programme who have left secondary school will be deemed responsible adults who can make their own risk assessment decisions. For each activity the club will find a minimum of 2 leaders, (Parents are welcome if they have some experience in the activity).

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Overdue Trips

Note to parents, relatives or friends of members on Club trips:
Should a party be late in returning, please do not worry unduly as this is common and there are probably good reasons for their delay. If you are in doubt please contact the Programme Coordinator, Chief Guide, a Tramping Organiser, or the President.


If you want to keep up to date with what the group is up to (trips, courses, other activities), all you need to do is join the TTC Youth email group or facebook. This can be done by emailing the Youth Programme coordinator Stuart Hutson -> mailto:ttc-youth-programme [snail] ttc [period] org [period] nz?Subject=Query%20from%20TTC%20website on 027 686 5636 and they will add you to the programmes news group.

Link to TTC Youth Email and News Google Group

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