Angelus Hut – Nelson Lakes National Park

photo of 6 WTMC trampers at DOC forest park entrance sign at Nelson Lakes

We arrived at 2.30pm at Wellington Railway Station, for a 2.45pm get away. We had a quick gear check and food item sound-off to make sure we had all brought our ingredients for a shared meal on Saturday Night.Mon kindly picked up the club van, and then us, and off we went to catch the … Read more

Angelus Peak – Nelson Lakes

My optimism was slowly fading as the week progressed. The forecast was predicting strong winds, rain, and near freezing temperatures. But as we baked in the afternoon sun waiting for the ferry, that forecast seemed like a distant reality. After a sunset across the Cook strait, a sail through the sounds lit by the full … Read more

Angelus Eventually!

After the trip was postponed, rescheduled and the ferry was delayed, we squeezed into the hire car and arrived at Nelson Lakes camping area very late on Thursday night. The morning dawned bright and clear with a few sandflies finding my legs tasty. After breakfast we met up with John, a mate of Tony’s from … Read more


Mt Angelus After 4 long years the RWC is upon us at last. Our pre match build up has been arduous both physically and mentally. On top of the training we have had to endure relentless hounding from the local and international media, the IRB and the sandflies. However, I think all these trials have … Read more

Robert Ridge – Angelus

The tail of the big snowstorm of 2011 had passed and the weather appeared to be coming good just at the right time. The sheer volume of snow and the last of the bad weather along the East Coast had seen a late change of plan; our Tappy trip had became a Nelson Lakes one … Read more

Eastertime at Mt Angelus

T’was a bright and clear morning as the six members of the Easy trip set off around Lake Rotoiti on the start of their Easter trip.  Enthusiasm was high and the smell of Dimp strong.  After a solid and determined tramp for all of half an hour, we took our first rest stop where Michael, … Read more