OUTC is one of the largest and most active clubs on campus. Aside from tramping (hiking) we’re also the club to join if you’re into rock climbing, trail running, daywalking and aquanauting. In addition to this there is a very lively social side to the Club too. OUTC exists to encourage people to get into the outdoors, learn new skills through various courses and become competent leaders, all while having heaps of fun. We are very lucky to live in New Zealand surrounded by spectacular scenery, a great network of tracks and huts and opportunities for off track missions and new adventures. Members of the OUTC head into this wilderness every weekend, whether it be the Silverpeaks, Fiordland or even the notorious Copland hotpools. The OUTC has a wide range of social events including our weekly Happy Hour, Wednesday Walkies and Thursday Night Rock Climbing as well as other daytrips, slideshows, potlucks and parties, annual dinner and awards and our infamous Bushball.

The OUTC is run by students just like you, not professional guides. We encourage new members to get involved, by leading trips and helping the committee. Trips are subject to the Club safety policy whereby the Safety Committee and other experienced Club members offer advice on trip plans to ensure trips are safe and enjoyable for all. The OUTC also offers a variety of instructional courses with some run by experienced Club members such as bushcraft, rockcraft and snowcraft.

OUTC publishes a journal ‘Antics’ each year and every member receives a copy with their membership. In addition to this, OUTC has published ’45 Years of Antics’ – click on the link to check out how you can order your very own copy.

So, if you’d like to find out more about our fantastic club, come along to one of our drop in times or email us.  Drop in times are every Tuesday 5:00-6pm and Friday, 12:30-1:30pm in the club gear room, Clubs and Societies Building on Albany St.

The club is run by a committee of keen trampers, elected every year by the membership.  For 2017 the committee is:

President: Lottie Armstrong – president@outc.org.nz

Vice President: Natasha Spillane

Secretary: Rupert Wockner  –  secretary@outc.org.nz

Patron:  Anna Murdoch- patron@outc.org.nz

Treasurers: Leon Billows and Charles Leaper

Gear OfficersCara-Lisa Schloots, ImogenVan Pierce and Sasha Cheng gear@outc.org.nz

Climbing Officer: Tanja de Wilde –  climbing@outc.org.nz

Membership/Web Officer: Daniel Larkin  – webmaster@outc.org.nz

Social OfficersKate Snowdon and Julia Leman

Environmental Officer: Charlotte Patterson

Training Officers: Jamie Gardner and Hamish Sturmer

Antics Editor: Torea Scott-Fyfe and Rebecca Vella King – antics2016@outc.org.nz

Safety Officer: Tim Wareing – safety@outc.org.nz

General Exec: Marissa Le Lec , Freya Priestnall, Benjamin Alder, Kris Sweetapple, Sophie Bicknell Young,  Jackie Foster, Beth Walker, Chris Greenan and Rowan Cox