Date: 17-19 August 2018.
Trip type: Alp 1 Medium.
Location: Ngauruhoe, Tongariro National Park.
Trampers: George, Sophie, Sumudu, Rodrigo and Yenfei.
It was the weekend before last, a double bluebird day, a rarity. As a recent ‘snowcrafter’ I found myself visiting the Tongariro Alpine Crossing to get in some practice. However, my eyes were constantly drawn to beauty. Stood there, timeless, always in my peripherals, Mt Ngauruhoe. It was then I knew I had to return, … Read more
Date: 27th June to 25th July 2018.
Trip type: Alpine Training Course.
Location: Ruapehu Lodge at Iwikau Village, Tongariro National Park.
Author: Henry F,.
Trampers: Instructors: Henry F, Emily S, Gareth R, Graeme H, Elisabet H, Nick H and Sophie A. Students: Aimee, Bart, Byron, George, Greta, Holly, Howard, Jan, Jess, Juan, Lukas, Maj-Britt, Matt C, Rohan, Shauna, Tim H, Tracey, Uta, Viola, Zuzana.
INTRODUCTION Snowcraft 2018 is now complete, with 20 students participating in this introductory course to moving safely and efficiently in an alpine environment. While still following the familiar and established course format of theory sessions mixed with two weekends on the mountain, we progressed with the emphasis introduced last year on keeping the skills relevant … Read more