HiTAC April 2024

President’s Desk Kia ora fellow members, Writing articles isn’t my forte, I’m more a verbal face to face communicator! But I’ll give it a nudge. Firstly, I wish to express my thanks for the vote in confidence from the membership in the new Committee. We are working through getting emails assigned, sorting passwords, bank account signatory updated etc, so several hoops to jump through and complete.The new line up looks like this: I hope you caught up with the change of dates for Rope & Rock, now the Saturday 13th April through to the Sunday 14th April. Best to stay […]

HiTAC March 2024

President’s desk Kia ora Koutou Prospective and Current Members, First up, big thanks to those members who blocked out Saturday 10th February 2024 to help out on the Annual Open Climb. Unfortunately, as you will know, it was cancelled. Some of us stubbornly still went up the mountain lower down and I can say from my experience it was less than pleasant even at 1633 metres on both the Saturday and the Sunday. You should have seen the Notice of the AGM in your inboxes earlier this week which takes the place of our next regular club nights time and […]

HiTAC February 2024

President’s desk Kia ora koutou current and prospective members. I hope that all our members enjoyed some relaxing time off over the Christmas and New Year period. I certainly did, with some very easy outdoor rock-climbing: very much enjoying others tie into the sharp end of the rope for a change, and plenty of time spent on the beach, in the moana and awa paddling and swimming. If anyone is looking for a beautiful climbing spot with some tree cover, plenty of birds, insects and some challenging routes on solid rock in line with those on our own maunga, I […]

HiTAC December 2023

President’s Desk Kia ora Taranaki dwellers, Just a short one from me this month as I am busy organising Open Climb which is only TWO MONTHS away! Luckily/unluckily, I have a minor injury, so this coincides with getting the admin work smashed out ASAP. If you’re free on Saturday 10th February to give us a hand getting up to 120 members of the public up the hill, let myself or the club secretary know ASAP. For those of you who haven’t helped out before, if you missed the induction at November club night we can still send you the presentation […]

HiTAC November 2023

President’s desk Kia ora prospective and Taranaki Alpine Club members, My condolences go out to those members booked on cancelled trips of late, and thank you to trip leaders for making the calls to cancel when conditions were far from ideal. You may have noticed a bit of media attention on recent alpine incidents around New Zealand which ended in fatalities. This is a reminder that our chosen sport requires respect for the mountain and is a team sport through and through, to make sure participants get themselves and others home to their whanau at the end of the day. […]