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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 1, No. 10 June 8, 1938

Mt. Wainui

Mt. Wainui

"Views of Egmont and National Park peaks" were promised by the Tramping Club's syllabus to those who climbed Mt. Wainui on a recent Sunday trip. All that could be seen from the summit, however, was mist and a broken-down trig, the visibility extending approximately five yards.

As usual, however, the unfavourable elements made little or no difference to the success of the trip. The party set out from Paekakariki at 10 o'clock, and reached the summit in time for lunch, climbing along a nicely-sloped bushed ridge, and following a well-blazed track. The descent was quickly made after lunch, and the mist having appreciably cleared, some fine views of the sea-coast and the heavily-bushed sources of the Whakatiki River were obtained.

The Tramping Club's Sunday trips deserve much more popularity than they are at present enjoying. There Is nothing "tough" about these trips —they are within reach of everyone who can climb the Boulcott Street steps. Next Sunday a trip is being run to the Belmont trig and Horo-kiwi, and, as this is one of the pleasantest day tramps round Wellington. It Is hoped that numerous trampers and tramperettes will come out.