Hutt Valley Tramping Club

CLIMBING, BIKING AND OTHER OUTDOOR PURSUITS

 

HUTT VALLEY TRAMPING CLUB

Summer Trip Schedule 2017

Download Summer Trip Schedule October 2017 -  March 2018

Definition of Trip Grades

Tramp of two or more days Day tramp Mountain biking or Cycling trip Other

 

Grade1

Relaxed pace with plenty of rest stops. All terrain types may be encountered and not always on track. Duration varies depending on the terrain and conditions, but is usually for no more than 6 hours walking time per day.
Grade2
Steady walking pace with regular snack and drink breaks. Terrain may vary from flat river valleys to trips above the bushline. Some off-track travel may be involved. Duration ca. 6 -8 hours per day depending on conditions.
Grade3
Brisk pace with fewer drink and snack breaks. Terrain covered is similar to a grade 2 trip but the distance travelled in a day is further. More than 8 hr travel per day.
Family
Family Trip - Very relaxed pace. Suitable for small children and with plenty of rest stops. Usually comprises a day walk on a well graded track.
Climb
Climbing- Rock or Ice climbing using technical gear
Ruapehu
Skiing and other activities with accommodation in the club hut on Mt. Ruapehu. Contact the Ruapehu hut booking officer.
MTB
Mountain bike-Fat-tyred bicycle recommended. HELMET ESSENTIAL
Cyc
Road bike- Road bicycle recommended. HELMET is still ESSENTIAL
 
Note: In winter time, trips may be of a higher grading than the equivalent trip undertaken in summer, depending on conditions (e.g. 1 in summer may equate to 2 in winter).

 

 

 

GEAR FOR WEEKEND TRIPS

Large waterproof pack & large plastic bag to line it, good sleeping bag & liner, plastic ground sheet or waterproof sleeping bag cover, thermarest or closed cell foam, parka, over-trouders, suitable boots, nylon shorts, three pair of socks, the following in wool or polypropylene - singlet, shirt, jersey, trousers or long johns, mittens and balaclava - also torch, matches in waterproof container, candle, map, compass, plastic bowl, mug, knife, spoon, water bottle and toilet kit. Total pack weight should not be more than 12-15 kg for a summer trip, extra, warm clothing may be necessary above bush line or in winter - consult trip leader. Cotton clothing is unsuitable and should be kept to a minimum. Sunhats, sun cream and insect repellant are useful on summer trips. In winter, snow goggles, snow cream, snow gaiters, crampons and ice axe may be required - consult trip leader. A personal first aid kit should be carried on all trips.

FOR SUNDAY TRIPS - Warm clothing, parka, over-trousers, mittens, hat or balaclava, lunch, snack food, spare food and mug, torch, map and compass - if in doubt, consult trip leader.

 

Typical food for a two day tramping weekend:
Two breakfasts: Muesli/cereal (100g)
Two lunches and snacks: Bread/biscuits, cheese, jam, honey, muesli bars, chocolate, dried fruit, scroggin etc
One dinner: Macaroni or rice (100g), cheese, fresh vegetables, package soup, fruit dessert
tea, coffee, milo, milk powder
 
 
RUAPEHU LODGE - BOOKINGS
Please e-mail your bookings to ruapehubookings@hvtc.org.nz at least 24 hours prior to the desired date or phone the Booking Officer Shelly Bruce ph 04 586 8961 leaving a message if there is no reply.