Welcome to the Canterbury Mountaineering Club - for information on what's happening in the hills or on the flat.

Click here for the 2016 CMC Survey

Club Night Thursday 18th August 2016 : New Zealand Mountain Film Festival

Get your tickets for the New Zealand Mountain Film Festival Tour. Kieran has carefully selected a range of films from the full festival held in Wanaka and he promises that there will be no double ups from that other festival that toured here a couple of months ago. Also, he reckons it will be the best night of mountain films shown in Christchurch this year! Tickets available at Bivouac Tower Junction and The YMCA Adventure Centre (formerly The Roxx). $15 for adults and $10 for 18 and under. The screening will be held on 18 August, 7pm, Middleton Grange Auditorium. Make sure you get tickets, you don't want to miss out!

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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

August 18 - New Zealand Mountain Film Festival, 7pm at Middleton Grange Auditorium.

September 15 - CMC Mountaineer of The Year - award night. Yes, that's right, we are reinstating this award. Have a look here for some history of the award.