Attention OXOs

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MUMC committee will be discussing the possibility of small-group club trips as the situation unfolds and as we receive more advice, but doing our part for the safety of club members and the general public is currently our priority.

We recommend you follow the advice available on for your safety and to help those around you.

We look forward to resuming our activities with you all when it is safe to do so! Needless to say, we will be itching to get outdoors once this has run its course!

Thank you for your understanding,

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XC Skiing

Wed 1 Jul - Mon 31 Aug 2020

Posted by Hugh M on Sun, 26 Jan 2020
Leaders: Hugh M
Standard: Advanced
Meeting: No meeting

This trip will be run independently of MUMC. 

Keen on heading to the slopes in New Zealand this winter and hopefully combine the trip with a backcountry avalanche course as well. Figure getting a group together would be good to help share the psych, and logistics, plus trips like this are always better with friends.

Will be looking at areas around either Queenstown or Wanaka, but we'll see what the snow gods bring this season.

For the course there are a couple of options from different guiding companies. Most run for 3-4 days and range from $1500 to $2500 (NZD). Some courses do provide gear, but will need to be followed up on what sort.

Here are some I've found;

Also suggestions/tips from people who have done a avalanche course in NZ before would be appreciated.

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