Trip Report: Curtis Ridge

Sunday 14 May 2017 – (Half of) Curtis Ridge A stunning no–wind morning greeted the eight of us at Stratford Plateau at 7:30 a.m. The objective was to ascend Curtis Ridge, visiting Fanthams Peak, then return via Kapuni Lodge, Kapuni Stream and Wilkies Pools.  This being a summer trip the early arrival of ice higher on the ridge meant an alternative adventure was likely.  Progress up the ‘closed’ Curtis Ridge track was surprisingly good and we reached the Priests Fingers (1580m) by 9 a.m.  A short explore further up the ridge was followed by the decision to drop directly into […]

HiTAC May 2018

President’s Desk There’s been some exciting news this month in that we now have robins back in Egmont National Park! The robins were relocated from Pureora Forest earlier in April, and to date 50 birds have been released on Taranaki. Reading from the Taranaki Maunga facebook page the day after release: “Reports from the Maunga today is the toutouwai/robin released there are singing loud and strong, happy in their new home”. Check out Taranaki Maunga website and their facebook page for more info and some great photos: Update to FMC Photo Competition – FMC have looked at rules and timing of […]