"It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves." - Sir Edmund HIllary
Club trips are run by members whenever there is interest. So, where do you want to go? Or would you like to lead a trip to somewhere special on your time? Either way trips are varied and fun, with friendships forged through altitude and adversity.
Club trips rated Social, Challenging, or Big and Hard.
Club night run monthly from February to December on the first Thursday of every month. Each month has a different focus and encompases things like trip reports, movie nights, our AGM (March), daring adventures recounted, or photos competitions judged.
Tahurangi Lodge is equipped with a full range of amenities including 32 bunks with mattresses and pillows, hot water on tap, electric elements for cooking, microwaves, zip and benchtop grill. Also provided is a comprehensive range of plates, cup and utensils including pots, pans and frying pans etc.
Snowcraft 1 is for beginners and covers the initial skills required to safely navigate the alpine reaches of the mountain in winter. These include practical lessons in basic cramponing techniques in ice and snow on moderate slopes and self arrest practice.
At the end of Snowcraft 1 graduates will be ready to start extending their on mountain skills and with time conquer the mountain in winter under favorable conditions.
Snowcraft 2 is an advanced course for people who have graduated Snowcraft 1 and covers rope work and ice climbing.