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Club Night Thursday 19th May 2016 : Exploratory Climbing in the Western Kokshaal-Too range - Kyrgyzstan/China

Paul Knott will talk about exploratory climbing in the Western Kokshaal-Too range on the border between Kyrgyzstan and China. He will talk about his trip in 2015 with Vaughan Snowdon, when they made the first ascent of a remote 5602m summit right on the border. But Paul will also draw contrasts between the experience the pair had in 2015 and his prior visits in 1990, 2001 and 2005. Perhaps surprisingly, in 2015 they had to work a lot harder to reach base camp, and met fewer people (none, in fact).
The club AGM will also be held.
7.30pm, upstairs at Pioneer, 19 May

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:

Lockwood Shelter Upgrade - Work will be carried out over the coming months to fix up the Lockwood shelter. Contact Robin Muirson phone 027 434 4122
if you would like to assist.

Club Trip:
Elusive Peak/Mt Maitland
28/29 March 2016
Contact Nick Moyle
moylen9@yahoo.com

May 19 - Paul Knott will speak about the first ascent of a 5,000m peak in Kyrgyzstan with Vaughan Snowden in 2015.
Club AGM will also be held