trips with the Christchurch Tramping Club (leading)

Lake Man

I put this last-minute CTC trip up on Thursday afternoon. The long weekend was ahead and I thought that 2 long days out could suit some folks better than 3 standard days. In the end,…




Mt Bealey to Avalanche Peak Traverse

Classic Arthur’s Pass / CTC trip. Because of the non-favourable weather forecast for the afternoon, we decided to go from Mt Bealey to Avalanche Peak rather than the other way around.A few of us shot…


Mt Foweraker from Hawdon Shelter

3 CTC souls and 1 aspiring CTC soul gathered at Hawdon shelter with the goal of tackling Mt Foweraker via a long spur on its eastern side.Finding the entry point of the trap line that…



Port Hills ramble: 1000m ascent, please

The Sunday weather forecast wasn’t favorable for any other parts of the South Island but Christchurch. Well, we’re very lucky that on days like these we have this beautiful sanctuary of ours, Port Hills. The…


Mt Binser (1860m) in Arthur’s Pass

This was a last-minute CTC trip that I announced on Friday on CTC Facebook and it appeared on the CTC website on Saturday morning. It attracted only 1 person, Geoffrey Cornelis. The day didn’t start…


Mt Norma circuit in Lewis Pass

After my last trip to Lewis Pass on which we got rained on, I decided that the next time when we’ll be spending 5h of our Sunday in a car, it’ll be on a sunny day. And this was the day! 17 brave CTC souls including 2 adventurous prospective members took off from Palmer Lodge car park at about 9.30 AM.


Port Hills Walking Marathon: Lyttelton to Lyttelton

Last year I co-organised the Godley to Gebbies walk in the Port Hills which was 36 km long. This year I thought I might push it a bit further, so I came up with the idea of meeting at Lyttelton, taking a ferry across to Diamond Harbour and walking back to Lyttelton over Mt Herbert, Packhorse Hut and Gebbies Pass.