Date: 17 - 21 August 2017.
Trip type: Private ALP2 Medium-Fit.
Location: Remarkables Ice & Mixed Festival / Single Cone.
Author: Nick H.
Trampers: Nick H, Nick J, Henry.
The tip of my left pick tentatively balances on the smallest of burrs in the rock. I wriggle it around, and angle the axe up to make sure that it doesn’t pop off as I haul up. I’m on a top rope, but that doesn’t provide much comfort when you are 6 metres up a … Read more
Date: 15th - 17th August 2014.
Trip type: Alpine.
Location: Tukino, Mt Ruapehu.
Author: Andy McDonagh.
Trampers: Barnaby Arnott, Brendan Eckert, Katy Glenie, Andy McDonagh, Mike Phethean (leader), Mike Schier, James Skeggs.
With the tantalizing prospect of settled weather arriving after a good dump of snow, it seemed that much of Wellington headed North to play on the mountain. We enjoyed a mesmeric Kapiti sunset and the gastronomic highlights of Bulls before ploughing onto a blustery and very foggy desert road. A midnight briefing at Tukino Alpine Sports Club … Read more