HiTAC

HiTAC November 2017

President’s Desk

I hope you are all planning to get along to the Plymouth Hotel this Thursday at 7.30 pm to hear mountaineer Lydia Bradey’s presentation. Lydia is being hosted by the Taranaki Alpine Club and this event takes the place of our usual club night.

In 1988 Lydia became the first woman to summit Everest without supplemental oxygen. Lydia is an IFMGA Mountain and Ski Guide, and guides in New Zealand and overseas, especially at higher altitude.
This is an evening not to be missed! We have invited members of the public to attend Lydia’s talk as well, so make sure you get there early to get a good seat. The event is free and there is a cash bar available.

We’ve now held the induction for 2018 Open Climb, with the event scheduled to take place on Saturday 17 February. If you were unable to get to the induction but would like to help out on the day, please contact me. We’ll be looking for another 20 or so people in addition to those 40 who attended the induction. Also, something that would really assist me – if you usually help but definitely can’t make it this year, can you please let me know now.

Club Photo Competition entries have started coming in. Don’t forget to send yours in, and please remind others to do the same. See elsewhere in this HiTac for all the details. We have some very fine photographers in the club – competition promises to be fierce!

Elaine Sinton
President

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