HiTAC October 2021

President’s Desk

Kia ora folks,

Well that one flew by fast.

First up congratulations to all the snow crafters who completed their SC1 and 2 courses this year. Hopefully you’re all now inspired for greater things and chaffing to get above the snow line while it lasts. Huge thanks to the volunteer club trainers and helpers who put in the time to run the courses and big pat on the back for the Club Captain for organising this for another year. For those that completed the courses, and any old heads who are interested, this year’s slush summit is on the 16th of October and presents the perfect opportunity to test out your newfound skills under supervision. Spring conditions and Greg Banks will be leading this one, so be prepared for all weather, chances of a summit are high.

Lindsay is really cramming the trips in this month, making up for lost time. So check out the trips section that follows and get amongst it. There’ll be something there for everyone, from buddy walks to overnights in cosy cabins. Fanthams Peak spring climbs, and the Labour Weekend rock trip to Kawakawa Bay. No excuses for staying home!

The lost September Club Night is now our October Club Night and NZ Mountain Film Festival, WILL be held at the 4th Wall cinema on the 7th of October, Numbers will be limited to 100 people, so get those tickets now, if you purchased for September, the 4th Wall should have notified you already that those tickets are valid for this October session.

Finally from me, we are now taking entries for the club photo competition. Fame and prestige await those who can endure wet feet and foggy lenses. Winners announced on December Club night.

Ivan Bruce
El Presidente!

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