Club Programme

Checking in for Trips?

Notify the leaders as follows (no phone calls after 9pm):
  • One day trips by Thursday night

  • Overnight trips by Monday night

  • Long weekends as advertised in the newsletter


Trips leave from the northern entrance of Jubilee Park, Gladstone Road, Richmond (in front of the Badminton Hall) for all points west,
and usually from Millers Acre carpark, Halifax St, Nelson (opposite the Clock Tower) for all points east.
The leader will arrange transport from and back to these pick-up points but you must arrange your own transport from home.
The leader will decide if the trip has to be cancelled because of weather and will inform everybody accordingly.
Don't tramp if you feel under the weather, call in and cancel early.

You can download the complete Club Programme at the very bottom of this page.




Waimea Tramping Club Programme – September-December 2018

When planning to go on any trips please contact the leader by Monday night for an overnight trip and by Thursday night for a day trip.  Make phone calls before 9pm please. If you are staying in a hut, remember your hut tickets! You, NOT THE CLUB, are responsible for your safety and well-being on trips.

 Map numbers refer to Topomap 260 (old) and Topo50 (new).

Date

Trip

Map

Grade & Cost

Contact

Saturday

8 September

Snow Day

Rainbow Ski Field

N28 O28

BQ26

Easy/moderate

$26

Colin 547 7511

Share basic skills on gentle slopes then tramp to top of ski lift. Follow ridge overlooking Lake Rotoiti to Mt McRae. Club ice axes available, crampons or snow shoes needed and may be arranged. Cars need chains. 

Saturday

15 September

Boulder Bank

Nelson

O27

BQ26

Easy

$2

Di 021 144 3471

From Boulder Bank Drive follow the rocky coastline past several historic baches to the iconic Nelson lighthouse taking about 2½ hours then return the same way.

Sunday

23 September

Holyoake - Anchorage circuit

Abel Tasman National Park

N26

BP25

Moderate

$12

Robert 544 0142

Start from Marahau then steadily ascend the Inland Track. About 20 minutes before Holyoake Clearing turn and descend to Anchorage. Return to Marahau via the Coast Track. About 7-8 hours.

Sat-Sun

29-30 Sept

Awapoto Hut

Abel Tasman National Park

N26 N25

BP25 BN25

Moderate

$22

Rob and Maria 541 8598

Crossover trip with one group starting at Canaan heading up to Evans Ridge and along to Awapoto Hut (12-bunks, $5 hut ticket), 5-6 hours. Other group starting at Pigeon Saddle and walking up to the hut (4 hours).

Early

October

FLEXI TRIP: Mt Rintoul

Mt Richmond Forest Park

P28

BR25 BR26

Hard

$11

Marie 544 4191

A hard trip of four or five days, planned for around the start of October. There will need to be flexibility in dates to ensure good weather. Numbers will be restricted to six people.

Day 1 - Monday afternoon go to Mid-Wairoa Hut. Day 2 - Go from Mid-Wairoa to Mt Rintoul Hut.

Day 3 - Spend the day going over or up Mt Rintoul and back to Mt Rintoul Hut.

Day 4 - Either go out or go back to Mid-Wairoa Hut (then day 5 would be Mid-Wairoa Hut out).

Wednesday

3 October

CLUB NIGHT:

Driving from Peking to Paris

7.30 pm, Fish & Game Council Rooms

Champion Road, Richmond Gold coin donation

Bob and Jill Dickinson will give a PowerPoint presentation on the 4WD trip they did following the route of the original Peking to Paris Race of 1907. 15 counties, 15,000 kilometres, 55 days and 8 currencies.

Saturday

6 October

Sclanders Creek

Maitai Valley, Nelson

O27

BQ26

Moderate/hard

$5

David S 544 1573

From the Maitai Dam walk up the Sclanders Creek track, past the Maitai Caves, then head off track up a spur to Pt 753, then back on a shared bike track from Junction Saddle, via Pt 812, Sunrise Ridge and Peaking Ridge.

Sunday

14 October

Gordons Knob

Mt Richmond Forest Park

N28

BR25

Moderate/hard

$11

David W 021 201 5682

Maria 541 8598

From Inwood Lookout in the Wai-iti Valley steadily ascend a ridge through bush at first, then mostly open country of scrub or tussock. A climb of 600m to the summit at 1592m, taking about 3 hours.

Sat-Mon

20-22 October

Old Man Hut circuit

Mt Richmond Forest Park

O28

BR26

Moderate/hard

$35

Chris 544 7038

Saturday go from the carpark down to Lake Chalice Hut ($5) (1hr, 2.6km). Optional loop of Lake Chalice (2½ hrs, 6.5km). Sunday walk to a junction then climb to Pt 1522m, then down to a saddle, then up to Old Man (1514m). Continue west and descend to the hut ($5) (7hrs, 10km). Monday descend steeply to a stream, then to the Goulter River, then an undulating track to Lake Chalice Hut and up to Staircase Road (7hrs, 17.3km).

An alternative and longer option of going from Old Man Hut to Slaty Hut (5hrs), to Starveall Hut (2½hrs) then out to the Hacket car park (6hrs) MAY be possible depending on transport.

Sunday

28 October

Mt Hope

Kahurangi National Park

M29

BP24

Moderate/hard

$17

Esther 265 6041

Maria 541 8598

From Boulder Creek on SH6 between Glenhope and Kawatiri ascend an unmaintained route to this 1244m summit amongst large granite rocks. Return the same way. About 7-8 hours return.

Date

Trip

Map

Grade & Cost

Contact

Sat-Sun

3-4 November

Wakaretu Bay & Mt Oliver

Pelorus Sound

P27

BQ28

Moderate

$24

Jeff 522 4994

Maria 541 8598

Arrive at Wakaretu Bay either Friday night or Saturday morning. The Mt Oliver route will start from Kenepuru Road, walking up a forestry road and then a ridgeline in the bush. Some views from the summit at 698m. Trip takes 4-5 hours altogether. Possibility of other shorter trips later Saturday afternoon and on Sunday morning.

Wednesday

7 November

CLUB NIGHT:

DOC Motueka and Nelson Lakes

7.30 pm, Fish & Game Council Rooms

Champion Road, Richmond  Gold coin donation

Hear about work DOC has done recently on huts and tracks in our region and future plans.

Sunday

11 November

Mt Starveall

Mt Richmond Forest Park

N28 O28

BQ26

Moderate

$10

Chris 544 7038

From the top of the Lee Valley forestry road climb up to Starveall Hut taking about 2 hours then climb 330m higher to the summit at 1511m taking a further hour. Return the same way.

Sunday

18 November

Mt Evans

Kahurangi National Park

N26

BP25

Moderate

$14

Robert 544 0142

From Canaan Saddle follow an unmaintained track and climb 300m to this 1156m peak, the highest point in Abel Tasman National Park, taking about 3½ hours. Return the same way.

NB: Online booking required for Angelus Hut on 8-9 December




Sunday

25 November

Mt Arthur

Kahurangi National Park

M27

BQ24

Moderate

$15

Di 021 144 3471

From Flora carpark follow a well graded track to Mt Arthur Hut then steadily climb a poled route to the summit at 1795m taking 3½-4 hours. Return the same way.

Friday

30 November

SOCIAL EVENT:

The Country Players, Wakefield Hall

Maria 541 8598

Come to a comedy by Nell Gwynne set in the time of King Charles II. Ticket includes a meal before the show.

Sunday

2 December

Kings Creek Hut

Kahurangi National Park

M28

BQ24 BQ23

Moderate

$20

Rob and Maria 541 8598

Start from Rolling River in the Wangapeka Valley and follow the track up to Kings Creek Hut, taking about 3½ hours. Return the same way.

Wednesday

5 December

CLUB NIGHT:

To be announced

7.30 pm, Fish & Game Council Rooms

Champion Road, Richmond  Gold coin donation

Sat-Sun

8-9 December

Mt Angelus

Nelson Lakes National Park

N29 M29

BS24

Moderate/hard

$22

Di 021 144 3471

From the Mt Robert car park ascend Robert Ridge along to Angelus Hut ($28 bunks, $20) taking about 6 hours. On Sunday return to the car park via the same route. Online hut booking is required

Saturday

15 December

Barnicoat Range crossover: Easby Park - Marsden Valley

N27

BQ26

Easy/moderate

$0

Alison 545 8399

Colin 547 7511

Half the party start walking at Easby Park in Richmond and meet for lunch with the rest of the party who begin their walk at Marsden Valley. About 4½ hours walking time.

Sunday

23 December

SOCIAL EVENT:

Christmas BBQ - Busch Reserve, Aniseed Valley

Rob and Maria 541 8598

Bring salad or baking to share and your own BBQ meats and drinks. Arrive any time after 3pm. BBQ at 5.30pm.

New Year:

29 Dec - 2 Jan

WESTPORT - If you are interested in a 4-5 day trip where a variety of day walks are offered from a base camp in Westport, contact Maria (541 8598) or Jo (544 7038) as soon as possible.

 

Tramping Grades Gradings are a combination of gradient, distance and roughness of track.

Easy – up to 4 hours on a good track, easy gradient

Easy / moderate – up to 6 hours on a good track, mostly easy gradient

Moderate – 6 hours plus, on a rougher track, some climbing

Moderate / hard – Up to 8 hours on rougher track, often climbing

Hard – 8 hours plus on a rough track, often steep


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Robert Wopereis,
Nov 12, 2018, 3:06 PM