2024 Snowcraft Instruction

Hi Climbers! The temperature’s dropping and it’s time to start thinking about our Snowcraft courses. SC1 Instructors & SC1 Train the Trainer Refresh I’m looking for expressions of interest for those who would be able to assist with instructing or helping on these courses. If this sounds like you, please send me an email. For our SC1 Train the Trainer Refresh, rather than a day on the hill, we will look instead to have a session in town on a weeknight to go through what we need to cover. Date to be determined. Snowcraft 1 This year we are making […]

Snow Craft 2020

Hi Taranaki Alpine Club, so its that time of year when we get the axes out, sharpen the crampons and don the woolly jumpers n gloves!! For some of you, this will be a whole new exciting stage in your mountaineering or for others just more valuable experiences in the cold white stuff!! The TAC will again be running exceptionally brilliant courses aimed at both novice and experienced mountaineers to get out with like minded members, up-skill, and learn new skills altogether. We will be running three SC1 courses (1 more than last year due to popular demand) and one […]

Snow Cave Weekend

Keen to practice your winter survival skills? Then read on! Club Trip: SNOW CAVE WEEKEND 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 […]