FMC Photo Comp 2022

The annual FMC photo competition is to encourage anyone to get out into our beautiful outdoors and capture that special shot, and to share your most amazing photos with like-minded people.

As an FMC member organisation, the Canterbury Mountaineering Club is encouraging members to get amongst, share their talent and hopefully come away as part of the prize pool! We will be hosting an internal competition, find out more about it here!

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

18 August – CMC Kennedy Lecture 2022 with Tim Macartney-Snape

We are excited to have Tim Macartney-Snape joining us to present the 2022 Kennedy Lecture.

Tim Macartney-Snape is a world-renowned mountaineer and author, and is the co-founder of Sea to Summit. He began climbing in the 70s and since then has made many ascents in the greater ranges including new routes on Gasherbrum IV, Annapurna II and Everest. He is also the only person to climb Mount Everest’s entire 8,848 metres from sea to summit.

Date: Thursday 18th of August.
Time: From 7:00pm. Talk from 7:30pm.
Location: Heaton Normal intermediate.

Upcoming events

Upcoming Events

Every Thursday at 5pm – Mid Week Climbing and drinks at the pub. Location varies (see CMC Facebook Group).

August 11-14 – CMC Club Trip: Remarkables Ice & Mixed Festival

August 19-21 – CMC Club Trip: Arrowsmiths Meet

August 26-28th – CMC Club Trip: Rabbiters Peak

August 26-27th – CMC Club Trip: Mt Rolleston – Rome Ridge

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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.