Date: 20 September 2019.
Trip type: Alp1 (M).
Location: Ruapehu - Whakapapa.
Author: Mark L.
Trampers: Nick H (leader), Elisabet, Michael, Lukas and Mark L.
“And this is my snow saw,” said Nick, as he removed the gleaming blade from its holster. A strangely curved, unwieldy and yet hugely useful device for creating a snow cave, as I would find out later that weekend. Led by Nick H, we were a band of five who had gamely signed up for … Read more
Date: 12 February 2020.
Trip type: Easy tramp.
Location: Mt Ruapehu.
Author: Tony G.
The life of the WTMC Ruapehu Lodge custodian in summer is unfortunately one of making unending and excruciatingly stressful decisions. Especially if the twenty guests are Year 13 college students staying for a week. It all comes about because the students have been instructed by their school teachers to do without argument exactly as told … Read more
Summer Lodge Ruapehu 2019/2020 To all you potential Ruapehu summer lodge users. This year we are extending our ‘Open Lodge’ period, from just the two short weeks of Christmas/New Year to include the week or so after. So, the lodge will be open from Boxing Day 2019 through to Thursday 16th January 2020, a period … Read more