New CMC Events Calendar

We have added a new Events Calendar to the website to make it easier to see what events are happening in the CMC. If you have any trip or event you want to open up to the club, please contact the Trips Officer with details about your event and it will be added to the calendar.

Next Club Meeting

Ruari MacFarlane – “Summer of Unemployment”

Ruari MacFarlane, 2021 recipient of the CMC Mountaineer of the Year award, will update us on what’s been keeping him busy over summer, including exciting new alpine routes Fiordland and South Westland. Ruari is a member of the FMC Executive and he’ll give us an update on what has been keeping the FMC busy.

Date/time: Thursday 16 June. From 7:30pm. Talk from around 7:45pm.
Location: Upstairs at the Pioneer Leisure Centre.

Upcoming events

Upcoming Events

Mid Week Climbing and drinks (pub) every Thursday night from 5pm. Location varies (see CMC Facebook Group).

CMC Club Trip: Mt Guinevere, Arthur’s Pass June 4-6th (Queen’s Birthday).

CMC Club Trip: Mt Armstrong – June 18-19th

CMC Club Trip: Arthur’s Pass Mountaineering Weekend July 16-17th.

Kennedy Lodge Party – July 29-31. Weekend climbing & social weekend at Kennedy Lodge in Arthur’s Pass.

Latest News

Mt Armstrong – June 18-19th 2022
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CMC Arrowsmiths Meet – August 19th-21st 2022
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The CMC was formed on the 10th April 1925 with a membership base of around 27 adventurers. Originally formed as a tramping club, outings on the Port Hills around Christchurch, and further afield to the foothills of Canterbury were the usual activity.

The original aims of the Club have been maintained ever since – the encouragement of a love for the mountains and nature, with increased facilities for enjoying the beauties that lie in the heart of the ranges.

CMC has built huts in the Arthur’s Pass, Rakaia and Aoraki/Mount Cook regions, and climbing and exploration in these areas have become very popular with members.

In the modern age, the CMC is a very active club for climbers – alpine, ice & mixed, sport and trad rock climbing, and other mountain adventure activities.

Monthly Meetings: We meet every third Thursday of the month 7:30pm at Pioneer Recreation & Sports Centre, upstairs for a social chat to other members, and a talk starting 7.45pm on some climbing / outdoors / conservation topic or trip, usually accompanied by slides or movies. Prospective members are most welcome to come to some meetings to find how the club works and the benefits.

Pioneer Centre location information: 75 Lyttelton St, Somerfield: click here for a map of the location.

Have you stayed in a CMC hut or lodge? Pay your hut fees here.