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Club Meeting - Friday 24th November 7:30pm
CMC Mountaineer of the Year
Dave Shotwell, Nick Cradock, Allison Swintz & Llewellyn Murdoch

Former Canterbury Horticultural Centre - 57 Riccarton Ave - Hagley Park
(now Canterbury Cricket Trust Building)

For the final meeting of the year, the CMC will be hosting its annual Mountaineer of the Year Award evening.  On behalf of the team, Dave & Llewellyn will be coming up to accept the award and talk about their trip to the Miyar Valley, where they made the second ascent of 'Horn Please' on Neverseen Tower, plus 6 other first ascents.

Entry by gold coin donation.  Light supper and drinks also by gold coin donation.


The CMC was formed on the 10th April 1925 with a membership base of around 27 adventurers. Originally formed as a tramping club, outings on the Port Hills around Christchurch, and further afield to the foothills of Canterbury were the usual activity.

The original aims of the Club have been maintained ever since - the encouragement of a love for the mountains and nature, with increased facilities for enjoying the beauties that lie in the heart of the ranges.

CMC has built huts in the Arthurs Pass, Rakaia, and Mount Cook regions, and climbing and exploration in these areas have become very popular with members.

In the modern age, the CMC is a very active club for climbers - alpine, ice & mixed, sport and trad rock climbing, and other mountain adventure activities.

Monthly Meetings: We meet every third Thursday of the month 7:30pm at Pioneer Leisure Centre, upstairs for a social chat to other members, and a talk starting 8pm on some climbing / outdoors / conservation topic or trip, usually accompanied by slides or movies. Prospective members are most welcome to come to some meetings to find how the club works and the benefits.

Pioneer Centre location information: 75 Lyttelton St, Spreydon:
click here for a map of the location.

Upcoming events:

Kennedy Lodge Working Bee - Work will be carried out on the 1/2 October at Kennedy Lodge. Contact Robin Muirson phone 
027 434 4122 if you would like to assist.

Club Trip:
Mt Lancelot, Arthurs Pass
Saturday 30 September/1October 2017
Contact Ryan Nicol
ryan_nicol22@hotmail.com

Meetings:

Friday 24th November
Mountaineer of the Year Award
Dave Shotwell & Llewellyn Murdoch
Canterbury Horticultural Centre /Canterbury Cricket Trust Building
57 Riccarton Ave - Hagley Park

Entry & Supper by Gold Coin donation