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Club Night Thursday 16th June 2016 : New Alpine Routes in Canterbury 

Kieran Parsons will serve up the entrée, a new 600m rock route on Mt Huxley that he climbed with Steve Fortune, followed by the main course...
Over the past year Michael Eatson and Tawny Wagstaff put up 32 new pitches of alpine climbing in the Canterbury region. This includes new routes at Mt Speight, Cloudy Peak, and Mt Arrowsmith. Michael will talk about worthwhile repeats, updated approach information and share insight to the future of these alpine climbing destinations.

7.30pm, upstairs at Pioneer, 16 June

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

June 16 - Michael Eatson and Kieran Parsons will speak about new alpine routes in Canterbury that have been put up in the last year.