Tongariro Winter Summit 2016

A full trip of 22 was unfortunately reduced to 13 when atrocious weather forced us to go for our reserve weekend of 23-25 Sept. Well done to all of those that re-organised travel plans to make it! With increasing showers forecast as the Saturday progressed, we started early from Mangetepopo car park at 7.30am and headed into a warm yet slightly overcast and drizzly valley toward Soda Springs and the infamous loo stop. The weather seemed to lift a little and clothing layers were removed as we warmed up walking up Devil’s Staircase. But you guessed it, those layers were […]

Tongariro Summit Weekend 2016

Following on from the success of our Mt Ngauruhoe winter summit last year, this time we will be aiming to summit Mt Tongariro! When: 16 – 18 September (reserve weekend 23 – 25 September) Where: Tongariro National Park Trip Leader: Scott Chamberlain Level of Difficulty: Beginner / Intermediate Proposed Accommodation: tbc, National Park Basic itinerary: (See Facebook for updates…) Fri – drive to National Park Sat – full day beginner-intermediate hike to Tongariro Summit from Mangatepopo car park & return Sun – free day to do ‘whatever’ pending energy levels etc – then drive home Options: Trip Leader & route for […]