Date: 7-9 October 2022.
Trip type: Alp1.
Author: Jon K.
Trampers: Caryl, Mike W (leaders), Yen Fei, Anne, Lynsey, Mathew, Jon K.
Seven keen alpinists departed the railway station on Friday, chasing a stunning forecast promising bluebird conditions on Ruapehu. After a cosy night in the well-appointed WTMC lodge, the group made early progress up the hut ridge in the golden light of dawn. Wispy cloud and rays of light played about Ngauruhoe and surrounds. Some truly … Read more
Date: 3-5 December 2021.
Trip type: Tramp: Medium.
Location: Tongariro National Park.
Author: Tony S.
Trampers: Anna, Grace, James, Jen, Katie, Sophie, Tony.
I had not done the Tongariro Northern Circuit for many years so signed up for this tramp when it was advertised. Dan was the leader but unfortunately he had to pull out a few days before we left due to blisters that he had developed on a tramp to the Kaweka range. Luckily Dan had … Read more
Trip type: Family Day Walk.
Location: Ruapehu Lodge.
Trampers: Families group.
The weather forecast promised one day of good weather over the long weekend, and when combined with the fact that only the very upper parts of the mountain had skiable snow, the families group opted to do the day walk to Tama Lakes. Only one of the adults had made the trip before, and that … Read more