How to book in for a walk

NEWCOMERS TO OUR CLUB

HOW TO BOOK IN FOR A WALK

The Walks Program, which is on this website, and the hard copy of the Program, lists all the walks for the next three months.

STEPS to take –

1. Go through the list, and decide upon dates that suit, as well as walks that may suit you.

2. Each walk will be graded – Easy, Medium or Hard. On the club website under “General Information” there is a section called “Definitions of Walks.” From these definitions you can match your current level of fitness with the grading of the walk.

3. Each walk has the name of the person co-ordinating that specific walk. You need to contact this person to find out details about –

  • Where are club members meeting beforehand?

  • What time are they meeting?

  • What do you need to bring with you? (for example, daypack? How much water? How much to eat? What time does the walk finish? What is the cost of transport?)

  • You may have other questions about this particular walk, how easy or difficult is it really?

  • Can I attempt this walk as a trial before I actually join the club?

  • What is the cost of club membership, and what does this membership entail?

  • Does the club go away for weekends, or for extended times together or enjoy social evenings etc.?

4. If you cannot contact the person who is running this particular walk, then contact the Walks Co-ordinator, whose name is at the top of the “Walks Program.”

5. On our website there is a section called “Equipment Checklist.” It has lists for both Day Walks, as well as Day Walks in Alpine areas. If you follow these lists, and pack your daypack accordingly, then less is left to chance.

6. Remember that all walks offered have been well planned, the Walks Leaders all have many years of bushwalking experience, the Club always carries multiple First Aid Kits, and there are rules in place to ensure that there are times when walks have to be cancelled for safety reasons.

The Club holds First Aid Courses, and other night to ensure that our safety standards are not compromised. The club also has an Epirb, two walky-talkies, GPS devices for navigation purposes, and most members carry their mobile phones with them. Hence there is much emphasis upon maximising safety in the bush for every walk participant.

WE HOPE YOU CAN JOIN US.

HAPPY WALKING………………………….

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