Calendar of Trips & Activities

Annual Christmas Lunch at Waitakere Hut

Sunday 16 December 2018
Waitakere Hut

Car pooling will be organised so contact advisable to:  Owen Sprosen 444 9309 or ojsprosen@hotmail.com

All welcome to our Waitakere Hut set amongst beautiful and peaceful setting in the bush just 5 minutes walk from our carpark. A two hour indulgence of fabulous food and drink for only $10 while catching up with everybody before we all disappear for holidays.

Contact: Car pooling will be organised so contact advisable to: Owen Sprosen 444 9309 or ojsprosen@hotmail.com

SUMMER CAMP – COROGLEN

Wednesday 26 December 2018 - Friday 4 January 2019
Summer Camp

Our Summer Camp will be at a tried and tested flat farm paddock on the Waiwawa River, 20 km from Whitianga.  There are plenty of walks, tramps and beaches in the area along with swimming and kayaking in the river next to our site.  An info sheet will be emailed out mid-October with Margaret Jemmet accepting books after 12th November, see details on Summer Camp notice in the magazine.

Ruapehu - Auckland Anniversary Weekend

Saturday 26 - Monday 28 January 2019
Trip

Stay in the A-frame at Ruapehu for a weekend of walking/climbing/biking/socialising.  New members very welcome. 

Choose from lots of walking options including the Tongariro Alpine Crossing.  See coloured centre pages ‘Ruapehu Lodges – come stay’ for more information

Or have a look at http://www.alpinesports.org.nz/news-and-events/ruapehu-summer-program/ to see what there is to do.  Tentative programme to be supplied in December magazine.

Contact: Organiser: Carolyn Blackford Ph 09 5801353 or 0226516066 cblackfordcarolyn@gmail.com

Goldies Bush Scenic Reserve

Sunday 3 February 2019
Tramping

DOC has recently re-opened the Goldie Bush Tracks following an extensive track upgrade to prevent the spread of Kauri die back.  The area has in place a Controlled Area Notice (CAN) with 3 walk-through cleaning stations.  Come with clean boots, stay on the tracks and enjoy this special place in the Waitakere Ranges.

Leader: Leader: Lesley Hawke hawke.lesley@gmail.com or 021 670981

February Club Night

Tuesday 5 February 2019
Club Night

BBQ in Cornwall Park at the BBQ area at the top end of Grand Drive (near where the chickens roam around) – please note that St Marks Hall will NOT BE OPEN.

Please bring a plate, something to BBQ and something to drink. It’s no problem to bring a bottle of wine should you wish. If you would like to sit, bring a picnic rug or a folding chair. Families and children are most welcome.

Best access is off Campbell Road. There you will find plenty of parking near the BBQ’s and you will see the ASC contingent close by.

Arrive 5.45 to 6.00 pm Depart 8.30 to 9.00 pm (park gates close at 9.00pm).

Any questions call either Bart Schroder Ph 524 7456 or one of the committee members (refer inside cover of Alpinesport for phone numbers).

Contact: Bart Schroder Ph 524 7456 or one of the committee members

Pinnacles Hut

Saturday 16 - Sunday 17 February 2019
Trip

A Trip for New and Not-so-New Members.   Tramp up the old packhorse trail to stay overnight at the Pinnacles Hut in the Coromandel Range and return the next day.  For a side trip, climb to the Pinnacle ladders or visit the kauri dam after leaving your pack at the hut.  Please contact Carolyn for further details of transport, meeting place and time.    This is a popular DOC hut and requires an online booking.  If you plan to join this trip you will need to book and pay for a bunk at the Pinnacles Hut for the night of 16th February as soon as possible using this link:  https://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-go/online-bookings/

A Trip for New and Not-so-New Members.  If you plan to join this trip you will need to book and pay for a bunk at the Pinnacles Hut for the night of 16 February as soon as possible using this link:  https://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-go/online-bookings/

Contact: Organiser: Carolyn Blackford Ph 09 5801353 or 0226516066 cblackfordcarolyn@gmail.com

March Club Night

Tuesday 5 March 2019
Club Night

7.30 pm Tuesday 5th March 2019,

90th Birthday Celebrations      -     Refer to special notice elsewhere in Alpinesport.

 

This will be a special evening for past and present members of the club and guests. Come with your memories and stories to share. Video presentation followed by a special supper.

 

 Cover charge $5 per person at the door.

 

Proposed 2019: Great Barrier Island weekend

Friday 19 - Monday 22 April 2019
PROPOSED TRIP

Easter 2019

Departing Friday 19th April and returning Monday, 22nd April.   Ferry time to be confirmed nearer the time.  Staying at a backpackers at Tryphena and doing day walks.  Windy Canyon, Mt Hobson, Harataonga Walkway and possibly some shorter walks.

 Expressions of interest to allow planning and bookings to: Jane Rogers   jane.rogers@xtra.co.nz         Ph 4735189 or 02744585750

Details to follow in December magazine.

Contact: Contact: Jane Rogers jane.rogers@xtra.co.nz Ph 4735189 or 02744585750