Trampers dropping into Siberia Valley

Thursday night meetings

The OTMC hold an evening meeting most Thursdays (see below for upcoming programme). Anyone with an interest in tramping or the outdoors are more than welcome to come along and find out what the club can offer. The door is open at 7.30pm and the meeting proper starts at 8pm. A structured programme normally follows some short club announcements. The programme often features a guest speaker talking about a tramping or outdoor related topic. Occasionally we hold training nights on various tramping subject. Members and other are able to bring along photos etc. or recent trips to our regular BYO (photos) nights,

If you are interested in finding out more about the tramping club and tramping in our area then the club nights are often the best way to do so.

We are fortunate to own our own clubrooms which allows us to display a comprehensive map and photo collection on our walls.

Our clubrooms are located at 3 Young Street, St Kilda. Young Street runs off Prince Albert Road, the main road through South Dunedin leading to the beach. Our clubrooms feature a large sign and are just behind the corner diary.

Upcoming Social Programme

August 3 - Mountain Mules and String Singlets - illustrated talk on Climbing and Tramping with the OTC in the 1960's including trips to Tapuaenuku, Port Craig, Mt Dreadful, Takatimus and the Grave Talbot Pass.

August 10 - BYO – As this is the first BYO for six weeks we expect plenty of photos from the Winter Kepler and Takitimu weekend trips, plus from the Peninsula, Flagstaff Sunrise, Tavora/Pleasant Estuary/ Goodwood, Trotters Gorge, Round the Harbour Cycling, Heyward Point, Greenacres/Buskin/ Paradise Tracks, Clutha Mouth, and Sandfly Bay/Sandymount. Wow – we are very active! Show how active we are by showing us all your photos.

 August 17 - Beverley Begg Observatory – As trampers we have all experienced the awe inspiring star-filled sky on a crisp, clear night in the hills. But what are we seeing? On a guaranteed crisp, clear Dunedin night OTMC member Peter Loeber, who is also a member of the Dunedin Astronomical Society, and his fellow astronomers will reveal the wonders of the visible universe to us. (Note: We will meet at the observatory, not at the clubrooms.)

August 24 - OTMC 94th Annual General Meeting - Come along and have a say on the running of our club. Nominations for Committee, as well as any motions regarding finance or rules close with the Secretary on August 10, 2017. Nominations forms available here.

August 31 - As there are five Thursdays this month we are having another BYO. Also there will have been four weekend trips, three with a winter snow theme: Snow-caving, Snow Skills, and Winter Routeburn. It is also very likely that the Silver Peaks tramp could include snow – so lots of snowy photos! Also, let’s not forget the day tramps.