Date: 9 - 11 March.
Trip type: Mega EM Tramp.
Location: Egmont National Park.
Trampers: Caryl, Mike, Bart, Megan, Emily, Tony, Heather, Tim, Matt and Rosanne.
Ten of us drove to Taranaki/ Mt Egmont on Friday evening and camped at a picnic spot along the North Egmont Road. Saturday was forecast to have a strong southerly wind with a minus 10 degrees C wind chill on the summit, while Sunday was forecast to be an absolutely stunning day. Needless to say, … Read more
Date: 4-6 August 2017.
Trip type: Alp 2 Medium-Fit.
Location: Mount Taranaki, East Ridge.
Author: Nick Horrell.
Trampers: Mike (leader), Brendan, Henry, Gareth, Jessie, Nick, Elisabet, Tereza, Fiona.
In the days building up to this weekend weather-watching became something of an obsession, and a welcome surprise. I say ‘surprise’ because the forecast was good and, well, it’s Mount Taranaki. Everyone knows that Mount Taranaki lures you in with that promise of a beautiful day, only to change his mind right at the last … Read more
Date: 4 - 6 March 2016.
Trip type: Easy Medium day walk.
Location: Mt Taranaki.
Author: Andrei Zubkov.
Trampers: Rachael, Colleen, Dan, Elizabet, Nick, Simon, Tony, Andrei, Antonia, Alice.
“You know you have to come back right?” Tony said to me as we were driving back to Wellington in December. “You did the the right thing, but you have to come back now” he added. This was after a Taranaki summit trip in December 2015, where I turned back tantalisingly close to the crater. … Read more