The Canterbury University Tramping Club (CUTC) is one of the largest sports clubs at the University of Canterbury. It was formed for the pursuit of outdoor activities, primarily tramping, mountaineering and climbing. Club members also go mountain biking, kayaking and skiing. Most members are students, staff or recent graduates of the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand. The club has weekly meetings during term time.
The club offers weekly trips, instruction courses, weekly meetings, cheap gear hire, social trips, our own hut, environmental awareness, social meetings and a whole heap more.
Consider joining if...
You are interested in venturing into the outdoors, or tramping in the Canterbury foothills and the Southern Alps. Connect with other adventurers to organise tramping trips or join club organised events. Enjoy a large range of tramping gear hire, weekly club nights featuring guest speakers, and discounts at local outdoor stores.
Bushcraft: The Bushcraft course is the perfect introduction to tramping skills, for those new(ish) to tramping and camping. On this course you will learn which way north is, which way to hold a map, which way to pitch your tent, and even which way to pee if it’s windy!
TWALK: A twenty-four hour orienteering event. It is split
in to five legs, each around 15-20 kilometres long. Each leg has around 10 - 20 controls, which will be hidden on features marked on the map and described by a cryptic clue.
Bush Ball: A ball in the bush! This is an epic traditional event that is not to be missed! There will be music, drinks and general craziness! So dust off those ball gowns and iron those shirts!
Snowcraft: These courses are by far one of biggest events on the CUTC instruction calendar. A basic knowledge of snow skills allows you to get into that silly sport called mountaineering and significantly improves your tramping opportunities.