Traverse the world famous Tongariro Alpine crossing in the coolest and most unique way: in winter, by moonlight! Avoid the hordes!
This is winter crossing in a harsh and unforgiving alpine environment - you must have suitable (at lest 3/4 shank) mountaineering boots, well-fitting crampons, an ice axe and knowledge of correct use.
Dates are flexible with possibility of doing the crossing overnight Fri or Sun to ensure best conditions.
Attempt to summit Mt Ngaruhoe!
Climb Mt Ngaruhoe with the NZAC - Auckland Section. We will be attempting to climb the infamous Mount Doom on Saturday 24th August.
This is winter. We will be attempting to summit in the harsh and unforgiving alpine environment - you must have suitable gear:
full hard shell (waterproof outer) and warm layers
mountaineering boots (at lest 3/4 shank)
well-fitting crampons (and knowledge of correct use)
an ice axe (and knowledge of correct use)
food and water
head torch with spare batteries
You must be an NZAC member and have completed a Snowcraft or similar course to register for this trip
Spend a night in the snow up on the summit plateau!
Plenty of options to suit you... Great chance to get the cameras out and catch the summit sunset/sunrise, or pick off as many peaks as you like.
THE PLAN: We will stay at the NZAC Ruapehu hut Friday night, then walk up to the summit plateau Saturday morning to build caves or set up camp as conditions allow. Lots of options for climbing on the Sunday morning.
If you're keen, fill out this form and we'll be in touch shortly: https://goo.gl/forms/XpcWA42lgDn8e25t2
Are you a mountain lady? Looking for a fun, easy-going trip with like minded women?
We have the trip for you!
We will be staying up the mountain at the NZAC Delta Ridge Hut at Whakapapa (Ruapehu).
The plan is to summit Mt Pyramid and perhaps another peak on the second day depending on the weather gods. This will be a relaxed, fun trip and a great way for us ladies to mix and mingle with one another and start planning the next trip!
If you’re keen please contact the trip coordinator Rachel for more details.
Are you a graduate Snowcraft or a budding climber looking to bed-in your skills?
Join us for the 2018 Grad Trip - based at the NZAC Delta Ridge Hut at Whakapapa, Mt Ruapehu. We'll aim to conquer several of Ruapehu's many peaks.
Snowcraft 2018 grads get first dibs on this trip, but others are welcome too if there's room.
Drive down on Friday arvo and experience a (usually) easy evening walk up to the hut (~1 hour)
Come and join the Taranaki Section for a climbing meet late February
We will be staying at Manganui Lodge, which is a great base to climb from. Whether it is summer mountaineering up the East Ridge or rock climbing in the Organ Pipe Valley, it is all within a short walk from the Lodge. $60 per person for Accommodation and food Saturday breakfast/dinner and Sunday breakfast provided
Limited to 30 people.
Contact Phill Davies firstname.lastname@example.org to book your spot or if you have any questions.
There's another course in September
Theory Night - Tuesday, 3 October - venue: TalkLink Trust, Building 51, Entry 3, Unitec, Mt Albert, Auckland
Practical Weekend - Sat/Sun 7-8 October - Tukino Alpine Sports Club, Tukino
Course cost: $150 This includes study materials and a Mountain Safety Council certificate. The course runs in conjunction with the North Island Ski Touring Meet at Tukino, so for accommodation and food you will also need to register for the North Island Ski touring Meet. Transport will be organised with other Ski Touring Meet participants. The course is only 1 day, the second day on the mountain will be used to join in with the others at the ski touring meet or as personal time to practice skills.
Registration for the Avalanche Awareness course is here: https://goo.gl/forms/CW7QLhuzbX6rK7vo1
Registration for the Ski Touring Meet and the Avalanche Awareness course here: https://goo.gl/forms/gQYVPxG08FJepw5d2
Further information regarding the North Island Ski Touring meet can be found here: https://goo.gl/0mvcfI
Trip now FULL
Are you a mountain woman? Looking for a fun, easy-going trip with like minded woman?
We have the trip for you!
We will be staying up the mountain at our Ruapehu Hut on Whakapapa. The plan is to summit Mt Pyramid and hopefully another peak on the second day depending on the weather gods. This will be a relaxed, fun trip and a great way for us ladies to mix and mingle with one another and start planning the next trip!
If you’re keen please contact the trip coordinator Rachel for more details.
There's another course in October same weekend as the ski touring meet.
Theory Night - Tuesday, 12 September - venue: TalkLink Trust, Building 51, Entry 3, Unitec, Mt Albert, Auckland
Practical Weekend - Sat/Sun 16-17 September - 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
You will find payment instructions on the registration form.
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 email@example.com for more
See http://climbnz.org.nz/nz/ni/tongariro/mt-ruapehu/tukino for information about climbs.
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
Contact the event coordinator with any questions.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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 email@example.com
The NiBS is a fun, all-abilities series of bouldering events held at climbing walls around New Zealand every year. Entry is just $15, and there are thousands of dollars of awesome category and spot prizes from our generous sponsors ChalkyDigits, Uprising and Bivouac/Outdoor to give away. Check out www.nbs.org.nz
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 at the MUAC hut.
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, first come first served. Registrations close 10th August, 2015.
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.
Now in its 8th year, the Southland Section are pleased to host the annual Darrans Winter Climbing Meet, based, as always, at Homer Hut off the Milford Road in Fiordland.