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

Thursday 16th March - South Island Traverse 

Fresh out from the hills, Allan Brent & Lydia McLean will give a talk about their four-month traverse of the South Island this summer.  They walked, climed, paddled and biked from Cape Farewell to Foveaux Strait via the Southern Alps - during one of the worst summers in recent history.  In spite of this, the team crossed the Main Divide 18 times and summited a number of peaks along the way.

7.30pm Thursday 16th March, 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 Oakden
12 February 2017
Contact George Gerard

Cloudy Peak
18/19 March 2017
Contact George Gerard

Bastion Peaks
25/26 March 2017
Contact Nick Moyle

Turret Peak (Rolleston Range)
8/9 April 2017
Contact Ryan Nicol

Mar 16th - 7:30pm
South Island Traverse
Pioneer Centre - Lyttelton Street