CMC Calendar

Check out the Calendar to see what events are happening in the CMC!

Any large groups expected at our base lodges Kennedy (Arthur’s Pass) and Wyn Irwin (Mt Cook Village) are shown on the calendar. We recommend checking the calendar before staying at the CMC lodges.

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.

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.

Next Club Meeting

April Meeting – Mountain Radios and the 100 Great Peaks.

Come to our April CMC meeting! This month is a night of two halves – Mountain Radios and the 100 Great Peaks.
First we have Ian Gardiner sharing about the great finale of the Mountain Radio program that has provided NZ with backcountry forecasts for so many decades.

Then we have Ben Gibbins talking to us about the 100 Great Peaks List. Ben Gibbins is currently on a mission to climb the 100 Great Peaks of NZ as a long term project. Ben will share stories about his current progress on these classic peaks throughout NZ. So far only Don French has managed to complete the full list.

Date: Thursday 18 April
Where: Pioneer Leisure Centre
Time: Arrive from 7pm. The talks will start at 7:30pm. $2 donation for drinks.

Upcoming events

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

18 April – April Club Night – Mountain Radios + 100 Great Peaks

25 April – The Marquee (Club Trip, Arrowsmith Range)

16 May – May Club Night & Annual General Meeting

Latest News

CMC March to the Marquee! – Anzac day, Advanced/high fitness trip.
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Falling mountains and Oates – Beginner Trip! 23-24th of March
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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 7:00pm at Pioneer Recreation & Sports Centre, upstairs for a social chat to other members, and a talk starting 7.30pm 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.