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. […]

HiTAC October 2023

President’s Desk Kia ora Taranaki Alpine Club and Prospective New members, Well October has come out of nowhere, with warm spring conditions prevailing, its all full swing planning for the Annual Club event the Open Climb. So if you have helped in the Past, and we can rely on your support to get up to 120 Punters (technical name for members of the public) to the top or as near as we can of Taranaki Maunga save this date: Saturday the 10th February 2024. Also try to make it to our 2nd November Club night for a general and specific […]

HiTAC September 2023

President’s Desk Kia Ora TAC Members, Thanks heaps to those members who have had their input on lodge insurance options, especially Alec Heilbron who has put a great tool together to support this and future TAC committees. This tool lists and ranks the risks to the club and some promising solutions to keep the club going day to day if they were to occur. Well winter is at its end, but with plenty of snow up high on the mountain so begins a promising spring season. The last of Level One snow crafts is due to be completed this weekend […]

HiTAC August 2023

President’s Desk Kia Ora Club Members, With no shortage of snow and ice, I am sure plenty of you are making the most of it and getting up on the maunga. I have personally stepped up my cardio and strength training last week as my first non-ski field ski excursion of the season was very short lived. This was less to do with the gusting wind at the top of Hongis stairs but more the effort required from my legs with very firm snow conditions under a 10 cm layer of feathery snow that joined in on my descent. If […]

HiTAC July 2023

President’s Desk For the brief moments the Maunga sheds its cloudy disguise this week along with a polar blast forecasted, there is hope for a good start and to the snow craft season(touch wood). So hopefully you have some family and friend points saved up to spend up large, on the mountain over winter, if you haven’t it’s not too late to get on top of the odd jobs around the house so that when the big dumps comes, you are ready to hit the snow. On the topic of snowcraft if you haven’t secured a spot, you likely missed […]