Trampers dropping into Siberia Valley

Thursday Night Meetings

The OTMC hold an evening meeting most Thursday evenings (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 from 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.

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. You can sign up for weekend trips, or talk to leaders for the upcoming day trips.

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 is identified by a large sign and are just behind the corner dairy.

Upcoming Social Programme

January 16, 2020 - Informal Night (first meeting for 2020) This is the first night back for 2020. There will be the usual club announcements, tea and biscuits and bring any photos you have of your tramping over the break.

January 23 - Working on Campbell Island (Barry Atkinson) Campbell Island/ Motu Ihupuka is the most southerly of the Sub Antarctic islands and is 700km from from the South Island . Barry has recently come back from working with DoC on Campbell Island and he will tell us of the conservation work that he took part in during December 2019, when Flint, the rodent detection dog was lost (left behind) on the island.

January 30 - Nicholas Roosen and Pooja Khatri - Independent Film Night  Leaving behind a comfortable life in Sydney, Nick and Pooja set off to camp, trek and spend a year living outdoors across Africa and South America, tracking wildlife and exploring remote environments. Though this was supposed to be a break from what seems an ever increasing pace of life, Nick couldn't help falling back on his background in film to capture some of the little explored and unique places they visited. Now, as their journey continues, Nick and Pooja have come to Dunedin to make a film about some of the lessons they've learned along the way and the incredible places and people our world is home to.

February 6 - No club meeting (Waitangi Day)

February 13 - Camino de Santiago (Laurence Prattley) How to walk with blisters!!! Camino de Santiago – The French Way or also known as The Way of St James. 790km from St Jean Pied de Port to the cathedral at Santiago de Compostela where tradition has it that the remains of St James are buried. At further 87km to Finisterre, the end of the world in Roman times.

Above: Tiel Creek, Mt Aspiring National Park (OTMC Trip, February, 2013)