Date: October 2018.
Trip type: Ski touring.
Location: Mt Ruapehu.
Author: Tony Gazley.
Trampers: Graeme Hearfield, Genevieve Luketina, Catherine Mills, James Goodchild, Sumudu Jayalath, Lincoln North, Tony Gazley.
Some of the best skiing at Ruapehu is high on the mountain in the spring time. With this in mind Graeme organised and led a ski touring trip on Labour Weekend based at the club lodge. Over the next 2½ days we skied and boarded the Mangatoetoenui, Whangaehu, Whakapapa, and Mangaturuturu Glaciers, and dropped down … Read more
Date: 14-16 September 2018.
Trip type: Alp 1 (Medium-Fit).
Location: Mount Ruapehu, Tongariro National Park.
Trampers: Henry (leader), Katy, Mike W, Erik, George, Jess, Stuart and Tereza.
A pillow, curtains, carpet, even a hot shower. I like this style of alpine climbing! Staying at the lodge on Whakapapa is a great way to soften the blow of an alpine start. Our crew were up at 5am and out the door by 6am on Saturday morning, and we enjoyed the soft glow of … Read more
Date: 25-26 August 2018.
Trip type: Alp 1 (Medium).
Location: Te Heu Heu Peak, Mount Ruapehu, Tongariro National Park.
Author: Aimee P.
Trampers: Tony G (leader), Emily S, Bart S, Tim H, Aimee P.
Like the other snowcrafters who had recently completed the WTMC snowcraft course, I was itching to get out on a “real trip” to see what it was like. I had found snowcraft hard. The physical and mental effort required was so much greater than tramping, and I found it frustrating that I couldn’t seem to … Read more
Date: 3-5 August 2018.
Trip type: Alp2 Fit.
Location: Cathedral Rocks, Ruapehu.
Author: Nick H.
Trampers: Mike P (leader), Katy, Elisabet, Gareth, Stuart, Mike B, Fiona, Nick H.
We had a slower than usual trip out of Wellington Friday, but it was made all the more interesting by a well contested game of ‘I spy’, initiated by a fellow travel buddy Oliver (who was travelling up with his Dad Simon for a weekend of the “going downhill fast in a good way” variety. … Read more