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2018 SNOWcraft IS COMPLETE

We will be running another course in winter 2019.


WHat is it?

This is an introductory course focused on taking participants new to mountaineering into the mountains to gain skills, confidence and experience in the alpine environment.
The 2018 course will consist of two weekends down at Mt Ruapehu in August and theory nights in Auckland prior to each weekend. 

To get the most out of the course, you need to attend both weekends and all theory nights, and be prepared to acquire (beg, borrow or hire) the necessary gear (some hire gear available) and suitable clothing/boots.

- moving on snow using ice axe and crampons

- evaluating terrain for safe travel

- using ropes & snow anchors

- navigation

- avalanche transceiver use

DAtes

Gear Night

This theory night will cover the gear needed for the course.The reason we hold this so early is to give you enough time to beg, borrow or buy the gear needed. Remember we have rental gear too.

Theory Night 1
Normally held at The Dominion Bar, upstairs.

Mountain Weekend 1
July/ August (drive down straight after work at 4pm) Held over Saturday and Sunday (Departing Sunday afternoon)
Tukino Alpine Sports Club
Mt Ruapehu

Theory Night 2
Normally held at The Dominion Bar, upstairs..

Mountain Weekend 2
July/ August (drive down straight after work at 4pm) Held over Saturday and Sunday (Departing Sunday afternoon)
Tukino Alpine Sports Club
Mt Ruapehu


WHat GEar?

Here list of gear that is needed. But remember as a club member you have access to the clubs rental gear, which we recommend you use before invest in our own gear.

If you have any queries regarding purchasing gear, contact the Course Coordinator. We don't want to see you purchase gear that is unsuitable.


HOW TO PAY

The total course fee in 2018 was $800 we hope to keep it the same for 2019. If you prefer, you can pay a $100 non-refundable deposit to secure your spot on the course but the balance needs to be paid in full by 30 June 2018 or your place may be given away. After 30 June 2018 there are no refunds. 

NB: Please include “SnowCraft18” and your name in your deposit details. It may take a couple of days for the payment to appear in the bank account due to bank clearance times.