The Federated Mountain Clubs (FMC) represents us all in ensuring our interests are presented at a national level.

They work closely with government, the Department Of Conservation, and other national bodies covering the full range of Outdoor Activities and Interests.

The ATC is affiliated to FMC, and $15 of your ATC subscription is your affiliation fee to FMC. This fee provides you with the FMC Card which provides valuable discounts on DOC's Annual Hut Pass and at many outdoor retailers.

You are encouraged to check the FMC website regularly for updates. We also receive regular FMC newsletter emails which we summarise on this page.

FMC President's Letter to clubs 2024 

In the May edition

  • 'Let Griffin Creek Roar' campaign flows on
  • Love Our Public Huts and Tracks Campaign
  • Celebrating our writers and wāhine at NZ Mountain Film and Book Festival
  • Edwards Valley (St James) cats eradication programme
  • Glide like a pro - Auckland based introductory paragliding opportunity
  • New research programme tackling human waste on Aoraki Mt Cook
  • and more ...

In the April edition

  • FMC hopes for a scrapped Fast-track Approvals Bill
  • 'Let Griffin Creek Roar' campaign
  • Nominations and Executive Board members for 2024-25
  • Join us for the next Club kōrero
  • Interislander discount
  • Incorporated Societies Act
  • Aotearoa Climbing Access Trust anchors an award
  • Napier Tramping Club turns 50
  • and more ...

FMC facilitate an interesting website Wilderlife which provides useful information about travelling in the NZ Backcountry, exciting backcountry trips that people have been on, and events that you can join.

Read current and past FMC Newsletters here