CMC Events Calendar

Check out the Events Calendar 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

Speaker to be confirmed shortly

Date: Thursday 20th April
Time: From 7pm. Talks begins at 7:30pm.
Location: Upstairs at the Pioneer Leisure Centre, Hoon Hay.

Upcoming events

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

St James Walkway Mountain Run and Hot Springs! – 25 March 2023

Tantalus, Two Thumb Range – 1-2 April 2023

Copland Pass Crossing – 6-9 April 2023

CMC Club night – 20th April 2023

Kepler Track Mountain Run – 21st – 25th April 2023

Mt Sefton West Ridge – 23-27 September 2023

Latest News

CMC Club Trip – Tantalus, Two Thumb Range – 1-2 April 2023
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CMC Club Trip – Ball Pass Crossing – 25-26 February 2023
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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.