The Club runs a regular programme of trips. To sign up for a trip, or find more information, contact the trip leader.

Information about leading trips and the CMC trips policy is found here

Current programme

Mt Franklin, Arthur's Pass - Weekend 22/23 Feb

Eric Skea is planing a trip up to Mt.Franklin.

Details: Stay Friday night in Kennedy. On Saturday go up the Mingha, over Goat Pass, turn right just before Upper Deception Hut, and bivi in the Good Luck Creek basin. On Sunday climb Mt Franklin by the South Ridge, then go back out the way we came.The route description on Graeme Kates' website is better than that found on ClimbNZ or the 7th edition printed guidebook:

Contact: Eric Skea

Bandit Peak - Weekend 14/15 March

Nick Moyle is planning a trip up to Bandit Peak. We will camp up the Sinclair River on Saturday night.

Details: Leaving Chch on Saturday morning. Max 6 people.

Contact: or 02102249576

Lyell Hut Work Party - Weekend 27th/28th/29th March

The final stage of the Lyell Hut rebuild is planned to take place the last weekend of march - so we are looking for as many people as we can get to lend a hand and get stuck in to this hut build! The work party will be tasked with demolishing the old hut and digging the foundations for the new build. Plan is to leave Christchurch early Saturday morning, get started on the work on Saturday afternoon before having a work-party-party on Saturday evening! Everyone welcome to join

Also a call out for anyone who has access to a 4WD vehicle - as we need to tow a trailer with materials to the helicopter pick up spot on Friday morning. Please make contact if you can help out


Trips Organizer:Ben Mangan M:02108660961

Huts: Robin Muirson M:027 434 4122 E:

Avalanche Rescue Practice - 3 Sessions Over the next three months

Plan to do a avalanche Rescue Pratice mid week over the next three months. So if you are interested, dust off the cobwebs of your avalanche transceiver and get a bit of practice in before the winter snow arrives. Location yet to be determined - but will either be in the park or at the beach meeting at 6:30pm.

Dates: Thursday 26th March, Thursday 23rd April, Thursday 21st May

Contact: Ben Mangan if interested M:02108660961