Date: 16-18 November 2018.
Trip type: Medium-Fit Tramping.
Location: Mid King Bivvy, Tararua Forest Park.
Author: Tony S.
Trampers: Maj-Britt (leader), Tony S, Holger, Beth, Ian, Megan B and Sam..
I had never been to Mid King Bivouac in the Tararua range so I signed up when Maj-Britt put this trip on the schedule. As a bonus the plan was to go to Dorset Ridge hut on the way. This is one of my favourite huts and it’s always worth a visit there. After the … Read more
Date: 7-9 September 2018.
Trip type: Alp3 Medium-Fit.
Location: Girdlestone Peak, Mount Ruapehu, Tongariro National Park.
Author: Nick H.
Trampers: Nick (leader), Elisabet.
A whole week of snow made for an ominous avalanche forecast on Ruapahu, however we knew we’d be heading up to Ohakune as we had booked non-refundable accomodation at the LKNZ hostel in the town. On the morning of departure our other two members of the team reluctantly withdrew on the basis that it was … Read more
Date: 17 - 19 November.
Trip type: Alp 1.
Location: Mt Ruapehu.
Trampers: Yen Fei, Illona, Emily, Henry, Dan, Nick, Lucy, Jessie, Tony, Tessa, Sumudu, Gareth, Graeme, Megan, Mike, and Genevieve.
As a brand-new member of WTMC, I was informed by the trip leader that the newest members have to write the trip reports. I think it’s a freshly made-up rule, but here it is anyway. The aim of the trip was to climb Girdlestone on Ruapehu. We never actually saw Girdlestone, nor did we even … Read more
Date: 22-24 September 2017.
Trip type: Alpine 1 PLUS Fit.
Location: Mount Ruapehu, Tongariro National Park.
Trampers: Emily, Jessie, Graeme, Gareth, Nick B, Elisabet, Tina, Nick H, Mike, Henry (leader).
INTRODUCTION The purpose of running the trip as an Alp1 “PLUS” was to give experienced Alp1-level members a chance to try something with a bit more exposure, and maybe needing the occasional rope to make crossing certain features safer. This proved to be a very popular proposal, and despite this being a Fit trip I … Read more
It was going to be a great weekend with light winds and sun shine for Weimen’s trip to Tarn Ridge hut. I had been in that area many times, so I asked Weimen what he had planned and I gave him the times I thought the different options would take. After he had studied the … Read more
Date: 26-28 July 2013.
Trip type: Alpine 2.
Location: Whakapapa Lodge.
Author: Mike Phethean.
Trampers: Mike Schier and Mike Phethean.
Planning mountaineering trips like this in advance you hope for at least one goodish day out of two so that you can get to the summit. This time was different – the forecast was brilliant 5 days before and fell to a little windy by Friday. The only problem with weather like this is the … Read more