Canterbury Foothills



Kinnebrooks Hut trip

This summer, I’d like to do more hut bagging, so when a trip to this intriguingly sounding hut popped up on the CTC website, I was all in. And I was not the only one…


Bob’s Bivouac

Third time’s lucky. After two unsuccessful attempts (the first time, the weather turned me back; the second time, an exhausted member of my party), I finally reached the biv. I left my car at the…



Supermoon at Foggy Peak

I first scheduled this trip in June. Four full moons later, all the necessary variables (such as snow, clear skies, and no gale wind) finally aligned, and the trip was finally on. What’s more, it…


Castle Hill Peak winter ascent

Funny enough, I’ve just realised now, as I’m writing this, that I led a trip up to Castle Hill Peak in January. Oh well, one can’t visit there too frequently; the convenience is just too…


Mt Ida by Lake Coleridge

Mount Ida is a 1695m high mountain nestled between the Harper River, Lake Ida, and Lake Catherine. Fourteen CTC trampers gathered at Z Russley and set off through Hororata to a small carpark by Lake…



Mt Oxford to Ryde Falls

I decided to put a trip up on Thursday. The weather forecast for the weekend wasn’t great, so it was a big surprise when another 15 trampers signed up. We started off at Cooper’s Creek….