Snow Cave Weekend

Keen to practice your winter survival skills? Then read on! Club Trip: SNOW CAVE WEEKEND Open to TAC club members with minimum SC1 or equivalent only. When: 27-28 August (reserve weekend 3 – 4 September) Where: Taranaki Level of Difficulty: Beginner / Intermediate Basic itinerary: Sat – morning walk to Tahurangi Lodge for pre-briefing followed by short hike to build your snow cave for dinner, bed & breakfast Sun – leave snow cave – hike back to Tahurangi Lodge & back to North Egmont car park Participants to provide / pay for own gear, equipment, food. TAC will provide snow […]

HiTAC July 2016

President’s Desk If you’ve visited Tahurangi Lodge recently you will have noticed the new bench top oven that Greg has installed. Just a bit more capacity than the old one, this one can turn out scones, pizza and even a roast! We’ve also replaced the old sandwich press with a much more capable model. FMC Membership cards will be mailed out to all financial members early next week. FMC no longer prints the handout listing all of the Discount providers, however you can access this from FMC website: If you stay in the back country huts frequently it is […]

Obituary – Russell Braddock

Russell Braddock The Kiwi mountaineering community was hit this week of the sad news Russell Braddock, a well known and respected mountain guide, was killed in an avalanche in France. Russell came from Taranaki, and learnt his mountain skills as a member of the TAC in the late ‘70’s and early 80’s. Originally trained as an accountant, he decided to “Live the Dream” and pursue a career in mountain guiding, to the envy of many of us who knew him. Our thoughts and prayers go out to those he left behind. NZ Herald – ‘One of NZ’s best’ killed in […]