Story: Mountaineering

Tararua Tramping Club

Tararua Tramping Club

Climbing and tramping clubs encouraged New Zealanders into the mountains as amateur climbers. The first local club was the Tararua Tramping Club, which organised trips south in the Christmas holidays. This group of club members is at Malte Brun Hut on an expedition to the central Southern Alps in 1922.

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Tararua Tramping Club, Arch Smith Collection
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John Wilson, 'Mountaineering - Clubs and huts', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 7 December 2023)

Story by John Wilson, published 24 Sep 2007, updated 1 Feb 2017