Canterbury Foothills


Mt Oxford

The weather forecast wasn’t favourable. Southerly was supposed to hit us after lunchtime so I thought that a trip to Mt Oxford was ambitious enough for the day. There were 7 of us. We drove…


Matariki trip to Mt Cloudsley

The weather seemed to be bad everywhere but Windy did show a gap of hope somewhere in the middle of Craigieburns. I put the last-minute trip up to Mt Cloudsley (2107 m) for which 4…



Hamilton Peak via Camp Saddle

Hamilton Peak is a lovely 1922m tall mountain in the Craigieburn area. Considering its height, the peak is quite easily accessible from various directions.This was the first CTC trip led by our young and enthusiastic…





Mt Winterslow via Duke Knob

The original plan was to take on Mt Olympus. However, this mountain is on private land and recent floods damaged the access road so permissions to access Mt Olympus are scarce now. In the morning at the petro station, we decided that Mt Winterslow makes for a suitable backup.


Izard to Enys in Craigieburns

Winter is coming so I thought I’d go high until I can. I also thought about giving my #52peakschallenge good boost as I’ve been always just a wee bit behind to make to 52 by the end of the year.