Hutt Valley Tramping Club

FOR TRAMPING, SKIING, CLIMBING, BIKING AND OTHER OUTDOOR PURSUITS

 

HUTT VALLEY TRAMPING CLUB

Trip Schedule

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 Bookings Officer Alison Newbald ph 027 451 2587 leaving a message if there is no reply.


 
Upcoming Trips
December

Sun 3 D1+ Wainuiomata Hill - ECNZ Track to Taita

🚲 Manual bike ride 2hrs - 9.30 from Avalon Park

Tue 5 🚲

 9-10 T1 Camping on top of Cone

T2 Neill Forks

Sun 10 D1 Avalon Park – Boulder Hill (return)

🚲 Manual bike ride 2hrs - 9.30 from Avalon Park

Tue 12 🚲

Fri 15 Tramble Canons Point

Sun 17 D1 Norbett Creek Circuit & BBQ

🚲 Manual bike ride 2hrs - 9.30 from Avalon Park

Sun 24 🚲 Manual bike ride 2hrs - 9.30 from Avalon Park

Christmas / New Year Trips & holidays

27 Dec - 6 Jan T1,T2 Lewis Pass

Sun 31 🚲  Manual bike ride 2hrs - 9.30 from Avalon Park

Trip Schedule