Mt Taranaki

West Side Story

The stories of climbing trips to the seldom visited west side of Mt Taranaki and the final successful climb to the summit

The unexpurgated version

CHAPTER 1   Mr. Taranaki Maunga

This latest collapse sent a massive avalanche of volcanic debris

CHAPTER 2   West Side Story – the recce mission

and many of us were feeling a bit nervous about the loose rock situation

CHAPTER 3   Taranaki West Side Story – the missing chapter

dozens of stones had now started ricocheting down the slope

CHAPTER 4   Taranaki West Side – summit climb

It had been a great fun day made even better by actually reaching the top.

For an East Side Story go to Taranaki Maunga East Ridge

For a South Side Story go to Taranaki Hard Core

For a North Side Story go to Summer climb of Mt Taranaki

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