Date: 15-18th September 2022.
Trip type: Alp1 (MF).
Location: Seaward Kaikoura Range.
Author: Emily S.
Trampers: Emily S (leader), Paul C, Harry S, Mathew D, Lynsey S, Eric B and Ellie D.
Thursday We piled onto the Thursday afternoon ferry, and the group started to get to know each other. We had a good mix of new and more experienced group members, including Harry and Paul, who had both attempted Snowflake via this route before – notably before the 2016 Kaikoura earthquake https://wtmc.org.nz/trip-report/slippery-snowflake/. We had a good … Read more
Date: 8 October 2022.
Trip type: Alp1: Private trip.
Location: Te Heuheu, Mt Ruapehu.
Trampers: Tony G, Aimee, Jamie & Sarah.
“Strength doesn’t come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn’t.” This quote came to my mind as I approached the summit of Te Heuheu via Pinnacle Ridge, something I never dreamed I would be doing. I was once again chasing dinosaurs up the mountain on a … Read more
Date: Winter 2021.
Trip type: Alpine instruction.
Author: Jon K.
Trampers: Jon K.
A few weeks back I enjoyed a special opportunity to firm up some alpine skills with the support of a WTMC scholarship on a Hillary Outdoors alpine instruction course. The two days up at Ruapehu were a nice crash course in travelling in a mixed alpine environment practising the tools of the trade. Our first … Read more
Date: 26-29 December 2018.
Trip type: Private but well worth telling the story.
Location: Mt Aspiring National Park.
Trampers: Nick, Elisabet and Gareth.
The usual trio of Elisabet, Nick and myself had been talking about Aspiring for at least a year, and plans finally came together for Christmas 2018. It was on. We’d had the helicopter booked for months, I’d be in Wanaka on the 26th, Nick and Elisabet would fly down to meet me, we’d have a … Read more
Date: 3-5 August 2018.
Trip type: Alp2 Fit.
Location: Cathedral Rocks, Ruapehu.
Author: Nick H.
Trampers: Mike P (leader), Katy, Elisabet, Gareth, Stuart, Mike B, Fiona, Nick H.
We had a slower than usual trip out of Wellington Friday, but it was made all the more interesting by a well contested game of ‘I spy’, initiated by a fellow travel buddy Oliver (who was travelling up with his Dad Simon for a weekend of the “going downhill fast in a good way” variety. … Read more
Date: 27th June to 25th July 2018.
Trip type: Alpine Training Course.
Location: Ruapehu Lodge at Iwikau Village, Tongariro National Park.
Author: Henry F,.
Trampers: Instructors: Henry F, Emily S, Gareth R, Graeme H, Elisabet H, Nick H and Sophie A. Students: Aimee, Bart, Byron, George, Greta, Holly, Howard, Jan, Jess, Juan, Lukas, Maj-Britt, Matt C, Rohan, Shauna, Tim H, Tracey, Uta, Viola, Zuzana.
INTRODUCTION Snowcraft 2018 is now complete, with 20 students participating in this introductory course to moving safely and efficiently in an alpine environment. While still following the familiar and established course format of theory sessions mixed with two weekends on the mountain, we progressed with the emphasis introduced last year on keeping the skills relevant … Read more
Henry will talk about what you need to know and do for joining in on our awesome alpine trips this winter, including the Snowcraft 2018 Introduction to Alpine Movement course, and opportunities for progressing to more extreme adventures. Come along and get stuck in! Check out this post from our newsletter archive from a past … Read more
Date: 18-22 January 2018.
Trip type: Alp 2 Medium-Fit.
Location: Mt Travers & Kehu Peak, Nelson Lakes.
Author: Nick H.
Trampers: Nick H (leader), Elisabet and David.
Taking an extra day off work for this adventure was bittersweet – 6 interested punters were whittled down to just 3 as we were the only ones who could get the time off before the closing date for the trip. However in the end we were glad we did it as we ended up with … Read more