May 10 2019

02. About Us

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Welcome to the Taieri Recreational Tramping Club

We meet, during the summer months September to May, Wednesday mornings at 8.45 a.m. for 9.00 a.m. prompt departure at the Bush Road car park, Mosgiel.
In the winter months, June to August, time is 9.15 a.m. for 9.30 a.m. prompt departure.
When weather conditions are doubtful, final decisions are made at the car park.

We usually divide into three groups, viz:

TRAMPERS: reasonable fitness. Return afternoon tea time or after.

HIKERS: Moderate walkers. Return afternoon tea time or before.

RAMBLERSMorning’s Mosgiel street walk. Learn where all the fruit trees are! Now a modified Hikers’ walk.

Membership. We welcome people of all ages who wish to tramp/hike/ramble on a Wednesday.

What to bring.
Footwear: Boots or strong footwear to protect feet and support ankles. Thin pair of socks inside a thick pair to rub against each other instead of against skin, prevents blisters.

2. Clothing of wool or polypropylene remain warm when wet. Polar fleece is good. Cotton is cold when wet.

3. Parka – Protection against rain/wind.

4. Pack with:
4.1. Food and drink for morning tea and lunch, e,.g. sandwiches, fruit (bananas, oranges are common), biscuits, cake, pottle of yoghurt, … use your imagination. Energy food can include muesli bars, chocolate, nuts raisins. Many take a thermos to make tea, coffee, soup.
4.2. Plenty of drinking water in hot weather.
4.3. Sun hat.
4.4. First aid kit: even if it is just plasters, sun screen and insect repellant. Antihistamine cream if allergic to stings. Perhaps also a triangular bandage (has multiple uses) and a survival blanket for emergency.
4.5. Wet weather and storm gear:
4.5.1. Extra warm clothing, especially woollen hat and gloves.
4.5.2. Overtrou./snow gaiters. Gaiters/anklets keep stones out of boots, seeds off socks.
4.6. Perhaps also: Camera, binoculars, topographical map, Cell phone.
5. Trekking pole(s) help(s) stability.

President: Jill, (03) 489 3281‬
Secretary: Janice, (03) 489 4806

5 responses so far

5 Responses to “02. About Us”

  1.   Ross Milmineon 15 May 2012 at 11:26 am

    Would you like to add the North Otago Tramping and Mountaineering Club to your list of Tramping clubs? It is a new website.
    We would like to add yours to ours too.
    Regards, Ross

  2.   Julie Haggieon 02 May 2015 at 2:13 am

    Hi love looking at this site so I can check up on the tramps my dad George us going on. great photos, info and stories

  3.   Ianon 03 May 2015 at 5:40 pm

    Glad you enjoy the site, Julie. Your father is our honoured and longest-serving member of the club who is still tramping. – Ian.

  4.   Imogen Squireson 24 Feb 2016 at 12:05 pm

    Hi Ian

    I would like to email an invitation to the Taieri Recreational Tramping Club members for our planned TBfree information events.

    What is the best email address for me to use?

    D 03 769 9048 | M 027 550 0189

    OSPRI New Zealand Limited
    NAIT and TBfree are OSPRI programmes

  5.   Ianon 24 Feb 2016 at 7:03 pm

    Hi Imogen
    Best/official email address would be that of our club’s secretary: Janice Yardley,

    – Ian Fleming, Taieri Recreational Tramping Club website publisher.

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