Welcome to the Canterbury Mountaineering Club

Next Club Meeting:

Tastes of climbing near and afar - Alastair McDowell

Come along for a smorgasboard of international climbing. Alastair will share highlights from the last five years as his passion for climbing has taken him around the world. The talk will feature highlights from his time climbing in/on Patagonia, El Capitan, Mt Hutton, Chamonix summer, Scottish mixed, Morocco Atlas mountains, French North faces, Alaska big walls, Colorado 14ers.

Plus: Announcement of the 2019 Mountaineer of the Year

Thursday 21 November - Pioneer Leisure Centre, Lyttelton Street. Doors open 7:30pm, talk starts 8.00 pm

All welcome

CMC Photo Slideshow 2017

Upcoming events:

Club trips

Barker Hut , Arthurs Pass - Weekend 30th of November 2020

Meetings:

Thursday 21 November, 7.30 pm, Pioneer Leisure Centre

Tastes of climbing from near and far - Alastair McDowell Alastair will feature highlights from climbing in/on Patagonia, El Capitan, Mt Hutton, Chamonix summer, Scottish mixed, Morocco Atlas mountains, French North faces, Alaska big walls, Colorado 14ers.

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.