Welcome to the Home page of The Over Forties Tramping Club.

We are a tramping club, based in Christchurch, New Zealand, for trampers over forty years old.

With over 400 members, our club caters for all levels of tramping abilities running day trips on Wednesdays and Sundays, as well as base camps and back packing trips. As long as you can attain a reasonable standard of fitness, you'll be fine. We are not competitive, with the emphasis being on safe, friendly and enjoyable tramping.

Please have a look through our website and if you're interested in getting further information or joining, contact our Membership Officer via
email (on the "Contacts" page), or write to The Secretary, OFTC, PO Box 6505, Upper Riccarton, Christchurch 8442

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Vets at Bottle Lake Forest

PHOTOs. Remember, if you want to see the photos on the homepage or in the albums in more detail, double click on the photo in the Albums and select "Download full size Image" underneath it. The photos look great full screen!

We hope that this site will be useful and convenient for you. Remember that this is your website so if you have an article/report/something you want to share with the rest of the club, please send it to one of the web administrators at webteam@oftc.org.nz 

Members can Login and and access Committee minutes, Membership list, the latest version of the handbook and all the club tramps. (If you've forgotten how to logon, please contact the webteam, or any committee member.)

There is a photo gallery with a lot of scenic and people photos. Please take a look around the galleries-you may see yourself!.

We welcome your feedback. 

Please email any comments to one of the webmasters at  webteam@oftc.org.nz

Wednesday 31 August: Mt O'Malley
Grade 4
Leaving Yaldhurst 7.30am
Leader: Neil Helson Please ring Neil on 03 318 7335 if you wish to go.
Ice axe and crampons are required.
If weather or conditions are unfavourable an alternative will be arranged
John Allan

Sunday 28th August Tramping Trip
A trip is planned for members who have done the snow skills course previously and want to get out and put into practice.
Due forecast strong westerlies we will go up the Kowai river towards Castle Hill Peak via Foggy stream.
Depart: Yaldhurst Hotel carpark 8.30am
Cost: $12
Leader: Ian Fussell 358 3724, must contact if coming for further details.
Featured Photo

Name: Mt Richardson at Trig "L"