Snowcraft Grad Trip
Aug
25
to Aug 27

Snowcraft Grad Trip

Based at the Ruapehu hut the new Snowcraft 2017 grads get first dibs on this trip, but others are welcome too if there are room. Drive down on Friday night, and walk up to the hut.

Enquiries to trips@aucklandclimber.org.nz.

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Girdlestone/Tahurangi Mt Ruapehu
Sep
1
to Sep 3

Girdlestone/Tahurangi Mt Ruapehu

Dates are confirmed.

Climb the Turoa side of Mt Ruapehu. Head up to the highest point in the North Island ( Tahurangi Peak). Also chance to get out the rope and climb Girdlestone Peak. Argubly the coolest peak on Ruapehu

We will be staying up the mountain at the Massey University Alpine Club Hut. Located near the top of the road leading to the Turoa ski feild. Which can be driven to, featuring power, water, flush toilets, fully equipped kitchen, coal burning fireplace and matresses. 

Contact the trip coordinator for more details.

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Oct
6
to Oct 8

Alpine Club Ski Touring Meet 2017

Weekend dates are confirmed.

This meet is about organising people to get to the mountain and meet like-minded people, but once you leave the hut the individual groups are basically on their own and need to be able to look after themselves.

Based at Tukino lodge, explore the wild side, away from the busy ski fields.

Contact the event coordinator with any questions.

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Aug
11
to Aug 13

Avalanche Awareness

Coordinator: Magnus

Theory Night - Tuesday, 8 August - venue: TalkLink Trust, Building 51, Entry 3, Unitec, Mt Albert, Auckland

Practical Weekend - Sat/Sun 12/13 August - NZAC Ruapehu Hut, Whakapapa

Course cost: $240 Transport and accommodation is included in the course cost. You will also get study materials and a Mountain Safety Council certificate. 

We will leave Auckland, (from Greenlane), by 4pm on Friday afternoon.  You will need to walk up to the Club Hut in the dark.  The walk is approximately 1.5hours.  The course is only 1 day, the second day on the mountain will be used as either a backup day, or as personal time to practice skills.

Registration Here: https://goo.gl/forms/gGiGPIYJ5qyCEI3D3

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NZAC North Island Ice Climbing Meet 2017
Jun
30
to Jul 2

NZAC North Island Ice Climbing Meet 2017

Cost: $89 for the weekend (this covers accommodation, breakfast and lunch on Saturday and Sunday, and Saturday night's dinner). This is a climbing meet so you are expected to organize your own climbing partners and transport to TASC lodge (4WD plus snow chains required!).

Instructions for booking for the Ice Climbing Meet on the Tukino Website: https://tukino.checkfront.com/reserve/
Select date of 30th June
Select NZAC Events at Tukino
Under NZAC Ice Climbing Meet
Select Book Now
Make sure that the dates are 30 /6/2017 and Check-out on 2/7/2017 are entered

The event organiser will get an email notifying them of your booking. They will confirm your booking.Payment instructions will be on the Booking email. Email receipts of payments will be sent. You will be sent information relating to the meeting by email closer to the weekend.

Check out our Ice Cameras
Margaret's Leap area
Bowl Wobbler Area
Contact Eric Duggan (021 350 161) or email ericduggan@gmail.com for more
information.
See http://climbnz.org.nz/nz/ni/tongariro/mt-ruapehu/tukino for information about climbs.

Info pack

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Sep
30
to Oct 2

North Island Ski Touring Meet

Weekend dates are confirmed.

This meet is about organising people to get to the mountain and meet like-minded people, but once you leave the hut the individual groups are basically on their own and need to be able to look after themselves.

Based at Tukino lodge, explore the wild side, away from the busy ski fields.

Info Pack:          https://goo.gl/EIyI5K

Registration:      https://goo.gl/Nfa9na 

Contact the event coordinator with any questions.

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Jul
8
to Jul 10

North Island Ice Climbing Meet

Weekend dates are CONFIRMED

The Annual North Island Ice Climbing Meet.

Bringing NZAC members from around to country to sample the North Island's Ice on Mt Ruapehu.  Based at the Tukino Lodge. Climb the ice located within 10 mins walk from the lodge. Could it be any easier?!

Cost: $89 for the weekend (this covers accommodation, breakfast and
lunch on Saturday and Sunday, and Saturday night’s dinner)

This is a climbing meet so you are expected to organize your own climbing
partners and transport to TASC lodge (4WD plus snow chains required!)

Contact Eric Duggan (021 350 161) or ericduggan@gmail.com for more information.
See http://climbnz.org.nz/nz/ni/tongariro/mt­ruapehu/tukino for information about climbs.

To register online here, and click on NZAC Events at Tukino.

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Jan
4
to Jan 10

NZAC National Climbing Camp

The National Climbing Camp is being hosted by the Wellington section with support from the Tukino Alpine Sports Club (TASC).  It will be based at the TASC lodge at Tukino ski field on Mt Ruapehu.

The camp is an opportunity for climbers go get together to climb mountains, rocks, socialise, explore and enjoy the great outdoors.  Some people will choose to use the camp as a base for

day walks while others will venture into the surrounding mountains or further afield (e.g. Whanganui Bay, Tongaririo Crossing) for multiday adventures.  There is a large range of easy to moderate trad climbing already established and potential for a lot more.  There are also some moderate bolted routes and a number of high quality hard bolted routes at the 'Wall of Sound'.  There is also potential for a lot more bolted routes!

Non climbing family members are welcome as well as members of overseas alpine clubs and FMC affiliated clubs.

To register go to https://tukino.checkfront.com/reserve/

Enquiries can be directed to camp@alpineclub.org.nz

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Aug
13
to Aug 16

Ice and Mixed Festival

SO WHAT’S THIS FESTIVAL ALL ABOUT?

Bringing together a huge cross section of climbers from around NZ and the world.  Beginners get to rub shoulders and share the rope with the top winter alpine climbers in NZ. Clinics, competitions, races and social gatherings advance and promote modern mixed climbing. Showcasing the new and existing route potential on NZ’s most accessible multi-pitch winter training area, the Remarkables. Sharing local knowledge and forming new climbing partnerships. Fundraising for the ECC Expedition Capital Fund.

REGISTRATIONS OPEN

Registrations open, first come first served. Registrations close 10th August, 2015.

Register here

NOT FOR PROFIT

All proceeds raised will go to the ECC Expedition Capital Fund, festival running costs and award prizes.  Most clinics and the organisational work required to make the festival run is done by volunteers who freely donate their time, energy and experience.  This helps us keep your registration fee low and ensures the maximum possible donation to the ECC Expedition Capital Fund.

- See more here.

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Tukino Lodge Working Bee
Apr
24
to Apr 27

Tukino Lodge Working Bee

The Tukino Lodge is an awesome lodge located on the western side of Mt Ruapehu.  It is our base for our Snowcraft courses and the North Island Ice Climbing Meet. 

Alpine huts have a hard life and need lots of work to keep them in good condition. So this year there are two working bees. If you can help out please contact Don French at don@french.net.nz or 027 445 2980.  There is no accommodation costs if you're helping on the working bee.

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West Coast Scramble - Cave swim and tyrolean traverse.
Mar
29
9:30am 9:30am

West Coast Scramble - Cave swim and tyrolean traverse.

Walk on Bethell’s Beach, around the south end, across Wigmore Bay to the gap.

We lasso a spike and traverse across for a wander around the rock pillar. Returning to Bethell’s, we go through a cave to Erangi Bay, round the wave cut platform to the cave entrance, jump in and swim through the cave and exit through the tunnel. Scramble back along the cliff base to the beach, and hopefully the coffee shop is open.

You’ll need: 

  • harness,
  • sling/quickdraw,
  • 2 karabiners,
  • lunch
  • change of clothes.
  • If it’s cold, you may want to take a wetsuit.
  • You must be a competent swimmer.

Phone to get more info.
Contact John Salisbury for more details and meeting location.

834 6699  021 160 2869

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Tukino Lodge Working Bee
Mar
27
to Mar 29

Tukino Lodge Working Bee

The Tukino Lodge is an awesome lodge located on the western side of Mt Ruapehu.  It is our base for our Snowcraft courses and the North Island Ice Climbing Meet. 

Alpine huts have a hard life and need lots of work to keep them in good condition. So this year there are two working bees. If you can help out please contact Don French at don@french.net.nz or 027 445 2980.  There is no accommodation costs if you're helping on the working bee.

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