Membership is open to all those wishing to join. Along with many great benefits you will be choosing to support a local outdoor club that has been running since 1925 and is responsible for maintaining many of the backcountry huts across Canterbury that we all enjoy.

To join the club or renew your membership – click here


  • Free access to all the clubs backcountry huts
  • Monthly meetings at the clubs room at the Pioneer – great for trip ideas, inspiration and meeting climbing partners
  • Instruction courses to improve your skills and knowledge
  • Join in on club trips
  • Get the CMC Newsletter (four every year)
  • Access to the biennial “Canterbury Mountaineer” publication
  • Access to the clubs library, located in the club room


  • Standard member – $60
  • Student – $55
  • Family – $80
  • Long Service Member (>35 years continuous membership) – Free

Subscriptions are 12 months from date of joining / renewal