Date: 10-12 March 2017.
Trip type: Easy Medium Tramp.
Location: Ruapehu Lodge.
Trampers: Tony Gazley (leader), Mike Gilbert (co-leader), Caryl, Catherine, Richard, Juliette, Ross, Sarah, Clinton, Toby, Rodrigo, Adam, Tom, Rhiannon, Jue, Chan, Brendon, Heather, Annika, Ross, Ute, Elaine, David, Sumudu, Andrew.
A full 24 of us piled into both vans to drive to the Lodge and scale Mt. Ruapehu, the highest peak on the North Island. We got there in time to catch the tail end of the “Tasman Tempest,” and thus were unable to ascend the peak. We did still, however, have a great weekend … Read more
Date: 4-6 November 2016.
Trip type: Easy.
Location: Tongariro National Park.
Author: Marieke Mulling.
Trampers: Mike Gilbert (leader), Marieke, Jane, Rory, Julia, Karen, Ryan, Sun, Tim, Caitlan, Matthew.
After a relatively quick ride to WTMC Ruapehu Lodge, we had the general introduction – we were asked to kindly not to put the lodge on fire and told when we were expected to be ready for the tramps. The lodge is much more comfortable than a road end since road ends don’t have spring mattresses, … Read more