HiTAC March 2018

A big thank you to all those members who made themselves available for the Open Climb last weekend. Unfortunately a disappointing weekend for club members and participants alike, as the weather didn’t play ball. Due to the decision not to attempt the event on the Sunday, we have offered participants a 90% refund of their fee, as a matter of good faith. Many participants have still opted to donate their fee to us, and we also gave people the option of transferring their fee to 2019 Open Climb, which some have chosen to do.

Just a reminder, the club’s AGM is this Thursday 1st March. As well as the election of officers, we’ll also be presenting the club trophies. We need a quorum of 20 so please come along! This is your chance to have a say in how the club will be run for the next 12 months.

We will also be taking this opportunity to give a presentation to members on the Tahurangi Lodge Downstairs Renovation Project. We have a very informative and exciting slide presentation for you, covering all aspects of the Renovation!

I would like to pass on some of the feedback from the people who had registered for this year’s Open Climb:

Hi there. Thank you very much for the offer of a refund. Totally understand how much effort goes into these days. I don’t need the money back. I still climbed and had an amazing day although didn’t quite make it to the top due to weather. Will be back to try again at some stage. Loved climbing and would love to do more. Thanks for organising and making the call to keep everyone safe. It was scary up there.

Hi, Thank you for the message and offer. This year I arrived earlier and I had a stunning Friday weather forecast so I climbed the mountain. It was one of the toughest and most rewarding hikes in my life. As I already donated my entry fee to the Taranaki Alpine Club I will not ask it back. I will see you next year!
It was a great shame that the open climb was not able to go ahead on Saturday but I appreciate all the efforts you all made to even attempt the open climb. Unfortunately I am on my travels from the UK so will not be able to attend the 2019 event. Please therefore accept my 2018 fee as a donation to the Club.

Elaine Sinton

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