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Club Meeting - Thursday 19th April 2018 7:30pm

First Winter Ascent of the Maximillian Ridge of Elie De Beaumont, Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park

Pioneer Stadium, 75 Lyttelton St, Somerfield

Jack Grinstead will talk about his (with others!) first winter ascent on Elie De Beaumont, a remote climb accessed from the west coast, a grand adventure with a great atmosphere. Come along to hear Jack and catch up with CMC club activities.

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, Somerfield:
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:
Cloudy Peak
16/17 March 2018
Contact George Gerard
gwgg@xtra.co.nz

Meetings:
Mt Elie de Beaumont - First Winter Ascent of Maximillian Ridge, with Jack Grinstead
Thursday 19 April
Pioneer CMC Club Room
7:30 pm