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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 5, No. 7. September 24, 1942

Tramping Club — Arthur's Pass

Tramping Club

Arthur's Pass

Reports that the Chateau would not be open to the public made it necessary for the winter climbing and ski-ing trip to go to Arthur's Pass this year. Half a dozen enthusiasts installed themselves in the old schoolhouse, which Doug, complains is "a pansy show, with electric light," and spent an energetic week. Snow conditions varied considerably, but all the party managed to improve their ski-ing technique without breaking any bones.

The uncertain condition of a lightly frozen snow slope near the top of Mt. Avalanche just prevented the party's making an ascent of this mountain, but excellent views of the surrounding peaks were obtained. They also went on a trip to the hostelry at Otira, and slept out one, night in a field near Lyttelton.

Congratulations should go to Ruth Fletcher, who led the successful expedition.

Ski Heil!