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  • Winter Skills and Risk Management Training Courses Available from OPC

    Just saw this on the FMC May newsletter and thought I would post here for any interested: The Outdoor Pursuits Centre (OPC) is offering a range of Winter Skills Courses and a Risk Management Training Course from late June through to mid-August 2012.  Courses include Introductory and Intermediate Mountain Skills -each 5 days duration ...
    Posted to Non Club Trips or Activities (Forum) by Josie on May 25, 2012
  • AIC 2 this weekend!

    Keen to learn how to have fun in the snow? Sad that snowcaving was cancelled? This weekend we have a trip especially for you! It is the second Alpine Instruction Course weekend and we expect it to be more fun than you can shake an iceaxe (snowstake, icehammer, shovel etc) at. Check out the details that Tom has posted on the forum under Club ...
    Posted to VUWTC News (Weblog) by Kate Williman on August 15, 2010
  • Last chance to sign up...

    Hey all, if you haven't yet signed up for the midwinter trip to Lewis Pass in July then you need to do so ASAP as we will be sorting out transport this week. Either email me at or talk to me at the meeting tomorrow night (down at the Welsh Dragon again). See this post for more details. Also for those interested in coming ...
    Posted to VUWTC News (Weblog) by Kieran on June 14, 2010
  • Alpine Instruction Course (AIC) 25-27 June

    Hi All, Our Alpine Instruction Course (AIC) is going to be held 25-27 June.  AIC is where we teach the basics of how to tramp in winter and alpine conditions.  We cover walking on snow, how to use crampons and ice axe for walking in the mountains and how to self arrest if you fall over in the snow. If you are coming on the mid ...
    Posted to Club Trips (Forum) by Kieran on June 12, 2010
  • Meeting tonight 1/6

    Hi all, Due to technical difficulties (a locked door) the presentation last week didn't occur so will actually happen tonight - it is a presentation on winter tramping, including details for AIC 1 (Alpine Instruction Course) and the 7 day mid-winter trip to Lewis Pass in the South Island. If you can't make the meeting ...
    Posted to VUWTC News (Weblog) by Kieran on June 1, 2010
  • Mid-winter Lewis Pass trip

    Hey guys, The week long midwinter trip to Lewis Pass in the South Island is coming up fast - just a month away! If you're interested please sign up soon so we can start sorting out transport - either by emailing me at or by turning up to the Tuesday meeting and having a word. It's definitely one of the best tramps ...
    Posted to Club Trips (Forum) by Kieran on June 1, 2010
  • Meeting on Tuesday: Winter Tramping!

    Hey guys, come along to the meeting tomorrow night (Tuesday) to hear me rant a bit about winter tramping and why it is cool. In particular there will be some information on the mid-winter trip going to the South Island for a week in July, and the preceding Alpine Instruction Course held at the end of June on Mt Ruapehu to get people up to speed ...
    Posted to VUWTC News (Weblog) by Kieran on May 24, 2010
  • Re: mid-winter & AIC

    In addition, to come on this trip you will need to have completed a basic alpine instruction course such as the club course happening on the weekend of 26-28 June.   The travel arrangements for this course also need to be finalised shortly and spaces are limited. The trip will leave Wellington on Friday evening and will return on Sunday ...
    Posted to Club Trips (Forum) by Alyn on June 8, 2009
  • Not all blue sky and sunshine

    Posted to AIC 2008 (Gallery) by Kieran on June 25, 2008
  • Knoll ridge T

    Posted to AIC 2008 (Gallery) by Kieran on June 25, 2008
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