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2019 SNOWcraft IS COMING SOON.

Check out some of the pics from previous years.


WHat is it?

THREE DAY COURSE - NEW FOR 2019.
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 2019 course will consist of three days, Friday, Saturday, Sunday down at Mt Ruapehu in July (YES, YOU NEED TO TAKE FRIDAY OFF WORK) and theory nights in Auckland prior.. 

You need to attend the 3 day weekend 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
13th June 7pm

The theory night will cover the gear needed for the course. We hold this night early enough to give you enough time to beg, borrow or buy the gear needed. Remember we have rental gear too. Normally held at The Dominion Bar, upstairs, but location will be confirmed soon.

Theory Night
25th June 7pm

Normally held at The Dominion Bar, upstairs, but location will be confirmed soon.

Mountain Weekend
5,6,7 July

(drive down straight after work on Thursday 4th July night at 4pm) Held over Friday Saturday and Sunday (Departing Sunday afternoon)
Tukino Alpine Sports Club
Mt Ruapehu
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Grad Trip 2019
20/21 July

Your first trip with all your new skills, back at Tukino, lets go climbing! There will be a number of your instructors that will be going on this trip.
NZAC Hut - Whakapapa Side of 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 2019 is $800.
It is first in, first served and needs to be paid in full to confirm your place. After 15 June 2019 there are no refunds. 

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