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2024 Programme


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Children's Bushcraft at Waitakere Hut - Sat 13th to Sun 14th April 2024

Children's Practical Bushcraft Weekend. Learn how to use a map and compass, build a shelter in the bush, learn basic first aid, cook your dinner on a camping stove and find out lots of other tips and tricks for having fun and staying safe in the bush. 9.30am Saturday to approximately 2.00pm Sunday. Staying overnight at the ASC Waitākere Hut. Aimed at 7-11 year olds with their adult caregivers. Club members only. Limited numbers. Cost: pay only for your overnight stay at the hut (Adult $20, Junior Member 6-16 years $15) Contact Sue Grant to secure your place


Small People on Big Hills - Mita Bay Family Walk - Sun 21st April 2024

ASC family walk to Mita Bay.
Come along for a day at the beach. Meet at Sullivan's Bay, Mahurangi Regional Park on Sunday 21st April at 9.30am. We can then walk around the rocks to Mita bay which takes around 30 minutes for lunch, swimming and some exploring.
You are able to get around the rocks two hours either side of low tide which is 11.30am that day, however it's also possible to access over the hill if you want to stay longer.
Hope to see you there,
Jo Morton


Small People on Big Hills - Purewa Valley Family Walk - Sun 19th May 2024

Join Greg, Vanny, Sennen (11) and Khai (7) for a wander amongst the urban nature of the Purewa Valley.
We'll meet at Ōrākei Bay Village at 10am, set-off across Ōrākei Basin boardwalk, linking in to the new Te Ara Ki Uta Ki Tai (path of land and sea).
We'll explore the trails of Kepa Bush (weather permitting) before stopping to enjoy a rest, snacks, city-to-sky views and possibly some of the friendly/hairy residents of Meadowbank Pony Club (no feeding the animals please).
Option to return direct (ETA 12:30pm) - or +30 mins loop around the basin - back to the Ōrākei Bay Village for BYO lunch/ refreshments.
Bring snacks/drinks, sturdy shoes (the forest can get muddy) and something waterproof.
Please RSVP on Facebook &/or contact Greg at to confirm attendance by Sunday 12 May.

Women’s Overnighter - Winter Solstice Overnight Waitakere Hut Adventure - Sat 22nd Jun to Sun 23rd Jun2024

WON - Winter Solstice Overnight Waitakere Hut Adventure - for Women, Non-binary and Trans folks. Join us to celebrate the winter solstice in the Waitakere ranges. 
The solstice is the perfect time for self-care, reflection, restoration and connection in nature. 
Come and join us at our cosy hut in the peaceful Waitakere ranges where we will walk, explore, do yoga, mediate, share delicious food, reflect by the fire, and connect with like-minded souls. 
When : 12 pm Saturday the 22nd June 2024 - 12pm Sunday 23rd June 
 Cost: $20 ASC member or $30 Guest Limited to the first 20 people who register via email and pay. 
Who is this event for: This event is for Women, Non-binary and Trans folx. Adult only, no kids. Alpine Sports Club members given priority. However, it is an open event for friends of ASC members and the public. 
Skill level – suitable for all levels of fitness. 
 Trip organiser - Abi Raymond (she/her) 
 Mobile : 021934715 Email:


Thursday Walks – Walks are held on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of every month (except January and December).

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For further information or to join the list, contact Clive Bolt