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Club Meeting Thursday 18th May
The First CMC Expedition: Masherbrum & the Karakoram - Peter Bain

CMC Patron and member on the 1955 CMC Masherbrum Expedition, Peter Bain will regale with stories from the first CMC overseas expedition and first New Zealand expedition to visit the Karakoram, accompanied by Ray Chapman's slides.

7.30pm Thursday 18th May, upstairs at Pioneer Centre, Lyttelton Street. 

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 Bowen
13/14 May 2017
Contact Ryan Nicol

Mt Stewart, Arthurs Pass
7/9 July 2017
Contact Lorraine Johns

May 20th - 7:30pm
The First CMC Expedition: Masherbrum & the Karakoram
Pioneer Centre - Lyttelton Street


NZMFF & CMC present
Leo Houlding & selected films
Saturday 8th July - 7:30pm
Middleton Grange Auditorium

Tickets: $30 at CMC Club Nights or from Bivouac Outdoor.
$35 door sales subject to availability