Alpine Trips

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Last update: 8 May 2019

31 May-3 Jun Queens Birthday

  • Alp2 (M) Nelson Lakes NP, Mt Cupola from St Arnaud. map (Nick Horrell), signup closes: 08 May 2019.
    Early season ascent via either NW ridge or North face. Two tools required. Extra boat fare required. Max group size of 8. 8 bunk hut. DOC search.Tags

12-14 July

  • Alp2 (F) Hakatere Conservation Park, Mt Arrowsmith from Lake Heron. map (Nick Horrell), signup closes: 18 Jun 2019. Day off on Fri 12 and flights to Christchurch required. Attempt at the summit either via Central Couloir or North Ridge depending on conditions. Max group size of 8.

2-4 August

  • Alp1 (M) Tongariro NP, Tongariro Explore from Mangatepopo. map (George Bowman / co-leader required), signup closes: 17 Jul 2019. Snowcraft first refusals. Drive up Friday night and walk ~ 1hr to Mangatepopo Hut. South ridge ascent, East ridge descent. Ngauruhoe crater on Sunday if group & conditions permit. Max group size of 6.
  • Alp1+ Rock (M) Tongariro NP, Intro to mixed climbing from Lodge.(Nick Horrell). Strong rock climbing skills and Snowcraft experience required. Technical Ice tools required, get experience using alpine tools to climb rock on top rope. Max group size of 8.
  • Alp1 (M) Richmond FP, Mt Fishtail from Pine Valley Road. map (Maj-Britt Engelhardt), signup closes: 10 Jul 2019. Max group size of 6.

9-11 August

  • Alp1 (M) Hakatere CP, Cameron Hut from Hakatere Heron Road. map (Byron Camp / co-leader required), signup closes: 24 Jul 2019. Flights to Christchurch needed. Explore something on snow from hut. 6 bunk hut. DOC search.Tags

16-18 August

  • Alp1 (M) Tongariro NP, Paretetaitonga from Lodge. map (Erik Behrens), signup closes: 31 Jul 2019. Max group size of 6. Tags
  • Alp2 (MF) Arthurs Pass NP, Mt Rolleston from Arthurs Pass. map (Nick Horrell), signup closes: 24 Jul 2019. Day off Mon 19 and ChCh flights required. Mt Rolleston via Rome Ridge, based at NZAC AP Lodge. Max group size of 8. Tags

23-25 August

  • Alp1 (MF) Ruataniwha CP, Gunsight Pass from Lake Ohau Road. map (Emily Shrosbree), signup closes: 31 Jul 2019. North Temple Stream, up and over pass into South Temple Stream. Friday afternoon off work needed as would need to fly to Christchurch Friday lunchtime. Details... Max group size of 6.
  • Alp2 (MF) Tongariro NP, Pinnacle Ridge from Lodge.(Gareth Robinson). Max group size of 6. Tags

30 Aug - 1 Sep

  • Alp1 (M) Tongariro NP, Tahurangi from Ohakune. map (George Bowman / co-leader required), signup closes: 14 Aug 2019. Max group size of 4. Tags

6-8 September

  • Alp2 (F) Egmont NP, East Ridge from Taranaki. map (Katy Glenie / Mike Phethean), signup closes: 21 Aug 2019. Iceclimbing.Tags
  • Alp1 (M) Egmont NP, Taranaki Summit from North Egmont. map (Mike Wilson), signup closes: 21 Aug 2019. From Nth side only? Max group size of 6.

13-15 September

  • Alp1 (M) Nelson Lakes, Angelus Peak from Mt Robert Carpark. map (Byron Camp / co-leader required), signup closes: 21 Aug 2019. Alp 1 peak, but will try and make time for those with new rope and anchor skills to use and practise, all based from Angelus hut. Extra day off work required.

20-22 September

  • Alp1 (M ) Tongariro NP, Snowcaving! from Lodge. map (Nick horrell), signup closes: 04 Sep 2019. Give up the luxuries of the warm lodge for an even warmer Snow cave high up the mountain (if you build it right!) Max group size of 12.
  • Alp1+ (M) Tongariro NP, Ringatoto from Tukino. map (George Bowman / co-leader required), signup closes: 04 Sep 2019. Tong G co-lead.Tags

27-29 September (Daylight Saving)

  • Alp1 (M) Arthur's Pass, Alpine day trips from Arthur's Pass. map (Tereza Bublikova (+Aimee?)), signup closes: 03 Sep 2019. Replay of a very popular trip last year. Day off work required. Early signup essential. Flights required. Accommodation at NZAC (alpine club) Arthur's Pass Lodge. See last year's trip. Max group size of 20. Tags