The Website login 101

If you have joined the club, paid your membership fee for 2016 and are receiving weekly emails, you should have also received a link to the website registration. You will need to go to this link and enter your details yourself to generate your own login. The website won’t know you until you have done this.

If you have signed up/paid fee and aren’t receiving any club emails: email technowizard@cutc.org.nz

If you have signed up/paid fee, are receiving club emails, but didn’t get the link to the website registration: email technowizard@cutc.org.nz

If you have signed up/paid fee, are receiving club emails and filled in the website registration, but your login still doesn’t work: Please be patient, as it probably means that I have not had the time to activate your new account or am waiting for someone to confirm that you are actually a paid-up member.

Cheers,

Volker
Technowizard

Slushy Snowcraft

A winter wonderland, indeed. I have never been over Porters Pass before with snow down to the road level. Fresh powdery snow covered literally everything, which is an absolute paradise for the skiing but not so much for the driving and tramping lot. Goodness knows what could have happened up that access road to the Broken River Skifield with those rented vans had the trailers still been attached. Continue reading “Slushy Snowcraft”

Glory to the Peak

This trip started with an unexpected call for a challenge. While having breakfast I was reading a TROG from 2006 and found exactly the same trip we would start just a couple of hours later: “Gloriana Peak: …not every CUTC group made it to the peak – give your best…” Ok, challenge accepted! The weather forecast did not look ideal at that time but with Jack, Wolf, Caroline and Phil we would start with a strong team. Everything would mainly depend on the weather! Continue reading “Glory to the Peak”

The Chronicles of Zach (and Andrews Stream Trapping)

These are all true events.

Part 1: Zach and the Manky Fork
Enda found a manky fork on the track near the hut. Zach didn’t bring cutlery for his dinner so resorted to using said manky fork. Although, Zach did clean the manky fork with a wet wipe, this was after Enda cleaned the candle wax out of a candle holder with it.

The manky fork was in hot demand as Enda then also professed his love for it. A battle ensued. Zach asked Enda if he could keep the manky fork. Enda said “yes”. Continue reading “The Chronicles of Zach (and Andrews Stream Trapping)”

A slice of Pie and a Pile of Choss

 

I had been cooped up in front of my computer screen deciphering the intricacies of Latex for an unpleasant amount of time, so when Jeff suggested a weekend trip to Arthur’s Pass I thought “YES!” “Outside!”. And so despite knowing that Rome Ridge was a total chosspile in the middle of summer, I decided it would be a good idea to traverse said ridge with Jeff, Tania and Barbara. Continue reading “A slice of Pie and a Pile of Choss”

Snowflake!

The trip started with a small disappointment: The idea for this weekend trip was to climb Snowflake (near Kaikoura) coming through Kowhai River and Snowflake Stream, to traverse the peak and to come back over Homestead Spur. But the local farmer and owner of the Swyncombe farm, worrying about his cattle, did not give us his permission. This was his given right (no real reason to be angry) and in the end we were actually lucky – we would never have made it (too long and too technical with all the snow)! Continue reading “Snowflake!”

Quail Island and the Questionable Ferry

A group of 9 tramps set off on Saturday morning to go and combat the CUTC’s carbon emissions by doing some restoration planting on Quail Island in Lyttelton harbour. We arrived just before the ferry was set to depart, only to be texted that the ferry was late and there was no rush. We had to find something to do until the ferry was ready to leave in an hour’s time… Continue reading “Quail Island and the Questionable Ferry”

Refreshers Weekend

This past weekend I hiked along to Woolshed Creek Hut with the Tramping Club! For those asking yourself, “what is tramping???”, it is hiking! There were four different routes that the club took groups on and I went on the second hardest route. This meant 6+ hours of tramping with my pack – a challenge since this was my first time going on a backpacking trip, but a fun adventure!

Continue reading “Refreshers Weekend”