Welcome to the Canterbury Mountaineering Club

Next Club Meeting:

What I did on my summer holidays - YOU!!

As this is the first Club night of the year it will be an open floor for people to give a 5-20 minute talk about their climbing adventures over the summer. The programme so far includes ...

Arthur's Pass - Mt Cook traverse Mt Sefton West Ridge

Mt Hooker via the Landsborough Aoraki GT in a day

Contact Rose Pearson (clubnights@cmc.net.nz) to book the last slot.

Thursday 20 February - Pioneer Leisure Centre, Lyttelton Street. Doors open 7:30pm, talk starts 8.00 pm

All welcome

CMC Photo Slideshow 2017

Upcoming events:

Club trips

Mt Franklin - 22/23 February

Bandit Peak - 14th/15th March

See Trips page for more information


Thursday 20 February, 7.30 pm, Pioneer Leisure Centre

What I did on my summer holidays - You Bring along a pen drive with some photos and be ready to tell us about your summer climbing achievements.

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.