New Member Enquiries

Membership Application  

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The contact person for new member enquiriesis Stan Wilder. Stan can either be contacted directly by phone 03 260 2340 or at club nights. See the front page of Footnotes. Contact can also be made as always through our website This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by snail mail through the Secretary.

Please contact Stan Wilder, to request an info-pack. You will also receive three complimentary newsletters

Where Do We Tramp?

Despite our name, we tramp inland more often than on the Peninsula. On day trips we may travel to areas up to 150km from Christchurch. Weekend trips are usually further afield, frequently in the Southern Alps.

Trips

We run roughly equal numbers of overnight trips and day trips and cater for all levels of fitness.

Trips run all year round, with a higher frequency during the warmer months. There is always at least one trip each weekend except over the Christmas holiday period.

Longer, 3-4 day trips run over holiday weekends, and on other weekends when participants need to arrange time off work.

The club frequently runs base camps at various parts of the South Island. On base camps, we usually stay at a lodge or camping ground, and make day trips or (less often) overnight trips from there.

Monthly Club Nights

Club nights are held on the second Tuesday of each month in the Baptist Church Hall at 286 Oxford Terrace. This is located on the corner of Madras Street and Oxford Terrace, just south of the Avon River and Kilmore Street. We usually have a guest speaker, frequently accompanied by a slide presentation.  The door opens at 7.30pm and a gold coin donation covers the cost of hall hire and a light supper.

Other Events

We often organise social events such as restaurants, barbeques, bowling, evening walks and so on. 

Newsletter

Members receive a monthly (except January) newsletter. This gives details of upcoming trips, club nights and social events, as well as general notices and trip reports. Members may place advertisements (eg to buy/sell gear) in the newsletter.

Membership

Before joining the club, you are required to come on three days tramping with the club (overnight trips count as two days). This will enable you to decide whether the Peninsula Tramping Club is for you.

Prospective new members must be at least 15 years old, must be proposed by one and seconded by another member of the club and may then be elected to membership at the next Committee meeting.

What Membership Offers

Your annual subscription covers:

  • printing and postage of the newsletter,

  • upkeep of club equipment

  • membership of Federated Mountain Clubs (this entitles you to a discount on the Dept of Conservation's Annual Hut Pass, and other travel and gear discounts).

  • access to hiring club equipment (tents, billies, stoves, ice-axes) for private use, for a small fee

  • Successful grant application for new PLB

  • The Rātā Foundation has recently approved a grant for the purchase of a replacement PLB for the club. The PTC acknowledges and thanks the generosity of the Rātā Foundation. PLBs for the trip leaders to use (or members’ private hire) are located at Strowan (Brian Smith), Halswell (Merv Meredith) and Barrington (Kevin Hughes

 

  • We also have 5 Garmin GPS's, 10 Climbing helmets and a climbing harness that have been purchase and are available to members for free. These where paid for from grants recieved from The Canterbury Community Trust adding to the safety off our members