Welcome to the Canterbury Mountaineering Club

Next Club Meeting:

AGM followed by Classic mountain outings from CMC huts in Arthurs Pass National Park

The Canterbury Mountaineering Club Annual General Meeting will be held on the 23rd May at 7.30pm upstairs in the CMC club rooms, Pioneer Leisure Centre, Lyttelton Street, Somerfield, Christchurch.

The AGM will include a presentation from Peter Wilson, president of the Federated Mountain Clubs (FMC). Your committee is considering whether the CMC should be affiliated to this organization so this will be a chance to have your say. The AGM will be followed by a talk show-casing several classic mountain outings from CMC huts in Arthurs Pass National Park: Ski touring or ascending the Otira face, to the Waimakariri Falls, Mt Murchison and Mt Harper from Barker Hut.

Thursday 23 May 2019 7:30pm

Pioneer Stadium, 75 Lyttelton St, Somerfield

CMC Photo Slideshow 2017

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Club AGM Thursday 23 May 7.30 pm, Pioneer Stadium, Lyttelton, plus

Classic mountain outings from CMC huts in Arthurs Pass National Park

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.