Upcoming Trips

Club Activities at Orange Alert Level
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Sat 2nd July - Sun 3rd July Kiritaki Hut Easy/Medium
Monika Coles 027 308 5055

This hut in the lower Ruahines is due for an upgrade later in the year, but is still a cosy spot. We will go up the forest track from the end of No.1 Line, off the Pohangina Valley East Road, and along a ridge track through the leatherwood belt to the hut. Either return the same way or carry on to the Maharahara track and exit at Kumeti Roadend. This could also be done as a M/F day trip depending on interest.
 
Sun 3rd July North Range Road Sunrise Easy
Warren Wheeler 06 356 1998

Feeling like something a little crazy to ward off the winter blues? Rise and shine with the winter sun on an easy stroll amongst the windmills on the skyline east of Palmerston North. Leave Milverton Park at 6.00am.
 
Sat 9th July - Sun 10th July Snowcraft 1 Instruction
027 450 9460

Note: you need to attend the pre-course briefing on 6 July Cost: $115 for PNTMC members, $125 for non-members
 
Sun 10th July Beach walk Medium
Janet Wilson 06 329 4722

We have been following the coast South of the Manawatu River for a number of years now on what has become my annual Beach Walk. This year we will pick up where we ended last time and start on the southern side of the Waikanae River. We will follow the coast to Paekakariki. We may choose to go from Sth to North if the wind is a southerly. Logistics/transport will depend on how many people want to come – we may be able to use the trains to get back to the start of the walk. This is the Kapiti section of the Te Araroa trail – and the trail notes are copied here- “ An easy day’s walking after the rigours of Tararua tramping! The trail is virtually level walking for the whole 22km, taking in some of the Kapiti District’s icons – the Waikanae River, an estuary and scientific reserve, Kapiti Island in full view from the beach, Queen Elizabeth Park, and the distinctive cafes and local art outlets in Paraparaumu, Raumati and Paekakariki.”
 
Sat 16th July - Sun 17th July Powell Hut Easy/Medium
Doug Strachan 06 353 6526

Hopefully there will be some snow to enjoy up high on this Tararua trip and, once we have settled into the palatial hut, conditions will allow us to carry on for another 45 minutes or so up to the summit of Mt Holdsworth, one of the highest peaks in the ranges. Depart PN 7.30am.
 
Sun 17th July Levin Trig Easy
Woody Lee 021 044 4552

Close to Palmy and a popular local walk to stretch the legs and enjoy the views. Depart 8.00am Milverton Park.
 
Sat 23rd July - Sun 24th July Snowcraft 2 Instruction
027 450 9460

Note: Snowcraft 1 is a pre-requisite (unless matched by previous equivalent experience). Also, you need to attend the pre-course briefing on 20 July. Cost: $140 for PNTMC members, $150 for non-members
 
Sat 23rd July Te Araroa Turitea Valley-Greens Road Easy/Medium
Dave Grant 021 684 050

Explore a local section of the Te Araroa Trail, up the Turitea Valley along the stream walkway with views out from up on Greens Road. Depart Milverton Park at 8.00am.
 
Sun 24th July Atene Skyline Walk Easy/Medium
Anne Lawrence 06 357 1695

The Atene Skyline Track is a very accessible walk in the Whanganui National Park. It's about 30 minutes drive from Whanganui on the Whanganui River Road. We'll leave vehicles at the up-river end and walk the loop in a clockwise direction. The track starts in a lowland forest then climbs to the Atene lookout (260 m) and then the Atene Shelter, providing a toilet and water, is at the halfway point of the track. The highest point of the track – Taumata Trig (572 m) is 15-20 minutes after leaving the Atene Shelter. From Taumata Trig and the next high point (489 m) the track winds around the edge of sandstone bluffs and then descends steeply for about 2 km back down to the Whanganui River Road. From here it's a short walk back to where we left the vehicles. Leave from Milverton Park at 7.30am.
 
Sun 31st July Branch Road Walkway Easy
Janet Wilson 06 329 4722

An easy social walk for a winter's day. Come along and enjoy some scenic views of the beautiful Pohangina Valley as we climb steadily up to Ridge Road. We will return the same way. Lunch back at Janet's Pohangina house near the start of the walkway – or visit the local “County Fayre” cafe and gallery for scones.
 
Sat 6th August - Sun 7th August Leon Kinvig Hut Medium
Janet Wilson 06 329 4722


 
Sat 6th August - Sun 7th August Snowcraft 3 Instruction
Dieter Stalmann 027 450 9460

Note: Snowcraft 2 is a pre-requisite (unless matched by previous equivalent experience). Also you need to attend the pre-course briefing on 3 August. Cost: $140 for PNTMC members, $150 for non-members
 
Sat 13th August - Sun 14th August Jumbo Circuit Medium/Fit
Warren Wheeler 06 356 1998


 
Fri 19th August - Sun 21st August Ringatoto, Mt Ruapehu Fit & Technical
Grant Christian 021 117 6921

Walk in to Rangipo Hut from the Tukino Road on Friday night and climb the east ridge to Ringatoto on Saturday. Stay at Rangipo Hut again on Saturday night and return to our vehicles on Sunday. If the conditions were unsuitable Saturday but suitable on Sunday we could walk in Saturday afternoon and back out Sunday afternoon. That will mean a longer day on Sunday. Please contact Grant at least one week before if you're interested.
 
Sun 21st August Rangi Hut Easy
Doug Strachan 06 353 6526


 
Sat 27th August - Sun 28th August Totara Flats Hut Easy
Ernie Cook 027 303 1363


 
Sun 28th August Sunrise Hut Easy/Medium
Ella Parkinson 027 914 7529


 
Fri 2nd September - Sun 4th September Mt Taranaki Fit & Technical
Grant Christian 021 117 6921

Stay at Konini Lodge on Friday night and climb to the peak on Saturday via Syme Hut and the south side. Stay at the lodge again Saturday night and travel home on Sunday. The lodge costs $27 per night. Please contact Grant at least one week before if you're interested.
 
Sun 11th September Rangiwahia Explorer Easy/Medium
Janet Wilson 06 329 4722


 
Sat 17th September - Sun 18th September Mitre Peak Medium
Warren Wheeler 06 356 1998


 
Sat 17th September Ruapehu Summit Plateau Fit & Technical
Grant Christian 021 117 6921

BWD (We'll go on the best weather day of the weekend). Te Heu Heu & Summit Plateau from Tukino. Travel up the prominent ridge from the Tukino side of Ruapehu that leads direct to Te Heu Heu and return via the Summit Plateau and the Mangatoetoenui Glacier.
 
Sun 25th September Blue Range Hut Medium
Richard Lockett 06 323 0948


 
Sun 2nd October Ngauruhoe Medium/Fit
Warren Wheeler 06 356 1998


 
Sat 8th October Paretetaitonga Fit & Technical
Grant Christian 021 117 6921

BWD (We'll go on the best weather day of the weekend). Paretetaitonga from Turoa = A more gradual ascent of one of the highest peaks on the summit of Ruapehu
 
Sat 5th November - Sun 6th November Hidden Lake Medium/Fit
Warren Wheeler 06 356 1998


 
Sun 6th November Roaring Stag Medium
Anne Lawrence 06 357 1695


 
Sat 12th November - Sun 13th November Haurangi Range Medium
Graham Peters 06 329 4722


 
Sat 26th November - Sun 27th November Sayers Hut Medium
Richard Lockett 06 323 0948


 
Sat 10th December - Sun 11th December Mangapurua Valley Mountain bike
Richard Lockett 06 323 0948


 
Sat 17th December - Sun 18th December Short Knights Easy
Warren Wheeler 06 356 1998