Snow Cave Weekend

Extreme Snow Cave

Keen to practice your winter survival skills? Then read on!


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 shovels for you to carry. Overnighting in your snow cave is highly encouraged. However should you prefer to stay at Tahurangi Lodge, please book your bed!

Interested? Email TAC Trips Officer Sophie Tucker, for further details and register your interest.

We’ve received a great response to our Snow Cave weekend and are now fully booked with a waiting list. Briefing information has been issued so if you have any queries, or would like to be added to the waiting list, please contact Sophie (details above). Huge thanks to Alec Heilbron & Greg Banks for offering to be the trip leaders for this. We’ll let you know how it went in the next HiTAC!