Welcome to the Canterbury Mountaineering Club

Next Club Meeting:

Best of Wanaka - from the New Zealand Mountain Film Festival

Tickets available at Bivouac, YMCA and Clip 'n' Climb, also at the door. $10 members, $15 non-members

Tuesday 20 August 6:30pm

Middleton Grange Theatre - Suva Street, Christchurch

$10 members, $15 non-members

CMC Photo Slideshow 2017

Upcoming events:

Club trips

24-25 August - Cameron Hut, Arrowsmiths

Walking in Saturday morning, climb on Sunday and then back out Sunday evening. More details to come ...

28-29 September - Wyn Irwin, Aoraki / Mount Cook

Drive down Friday evening and back on Sunday. Day trips from the lodge on Saturday and Sunday. More details to come ...


Tuesday 20 August, 6.30 pm Middleton Grange Theatre

Best of Wanaka from the New Zealand Mountain Film Festival. Tickets $15 ($10 for CMC members) at Bivouac, YMCA and Clip 'n' Climb, also at the door.

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.