Date: 8 - 10 February 2019.
Trip type: Fit Essential Tramp.
Location: Schormann ~ Kaitoke, Tararua Forest Park.
Author: Nick H.
Trampers: Nick (co-leader), Elisabet (co-leader), Gareth, Stuart plus Nick Johns as transport and support crew.
I first heard about this challenge a year or so ago when I found out about the book full of all the previous trip reports, most recently updated and published by Tony and Megan from our club. The challenge itself started out with the simple rule that you need to work until closing time Friday, … Read more
Some people, particularly trampers, rejoice when heading into our wilderness while others have a fearful attitude towards these areas that they believe should be completely avoided—for they are places that they consider are hideous, desolate and uncomfortable—where people suffer and sometimes die. However, nowadays it seems that many of those who do actually want to … Read more
Date: 16 - 18 May 2014.
Trip type: Fit tramp.
Author: Tony Gazley.
Trampers: Bernard, Neill, Winchcombe, Hector, Shay, Jessie, Tony.
For some of the pictures Tony took on the tramp click here. Four friends left Welly Railway Station Friday after work and headed off to the Tararuas. They were to meet Neill, Winchcombe and Hector on the following day—for they had made their own way and were already there. The four bivied on the summit … Read more
Date: 9-11 March 2012.
Trip type: Medium Tramp.
Author: Paul Christoffel.
Trampers: Rob Cross, Nigel Case, Tommy Rush, Graeme Corin, David Heffernan, Paul Christoffel (leader).
In November 2010 I did a great trip to Elder Hut in fine sunny weather (yes, this was the Tararuas). The views from the hut were brilliant, and it got the sun until late in the evening. So when the trip was put on the proposed WTMC summer schedule for March 2012, begging for a … Read more