Pinnacles Traverse Trip
Sep
20
to 22 Sep

Pinnacles Traverse Trip

The Plan: Drive to Whakapapa Friday night and walk up to the hut. Discuss plan on Saturday morning and walk across the ski field to the Southern end of the Pinnacles and traverse to Grand Pinnacle before descending via grand gully and back to the hut.

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Tongariro Moonlight Crossing 2019
Sep
14
to 15 Sep

Tongariro Moonlight Crossing 2019

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.

Fill out this Google form to register your interest or contact the trip coordinator for more details.

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Summit Mt Ngaruhoe 2019
Aug
24
to 25 Aug

Summit Mt Ngaruhoe 2019

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)

  • emergency shelter

  • 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

Read fully and fill out this form to register your interest or contact the trip coordinator for more details.

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Ruapehu Summit & Snow Cave Trip
Oct
12
to 14 Oct

Ruapehu Summit & Snow Cave 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

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Girls ONLY Mountain Trip 2018
Sep
28
to 30 Sep

Girls ONLY Mountain Trip 2018

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.

 

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Snowcraft Grad Trip 2018
Sep
21
to 23 Sep

Snowcraft Grad Trip 2018

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)

Find out all the details and apply here

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Taranaki Climbing Meet
Feb
23
to 25 Feb

Taranaki Climbing Meet

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 ascent.phill@gmail.com to book your spot or if you have any questions.

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Oct
6
to 8 Oct

Avalanche Awareness 2017: Stream 2

There's another course in September

Coordinator: Magnus

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 

 

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Girls ONLY Mountain Trip
Sep
22
to 24 Sep

Girls ONLY Mountain Trip

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.

 

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Sep
15
to 17 Sep

Avalanche Awareness 2017: Stream 1

There's another course in October same weekend as the ski touring meet.

Coordinator: Magnus

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.

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

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 2 Oct

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 10 Jul

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 10 Jan

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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