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Learn some of the basics of mountainerring/ winter tramping. We will teach you how to travel on snow using ice axes and crampons, about the gear and clothing you need and a bit about alpine weather.
Required gear include waterproof jacket and overtrousers and sturdy boots that can take crampons, if you're unsure about the suitablity bring them a meeting and one of the committee can check them. And of course plenty of warm baselayers, midlayers, gloves etc...
This will be run out of the HVTC lodge, just before the start of the season.
These skills are required for 'mid winter' trips.
Signups for this trip are not 'first in first served' but at the descresion of Florian and Michael, with priority going to those who will be attending Midwinter first.
33 people attending this trip.
Benjamin Charles Rampton
The usual: meet at 6 at Hunter carpark to carpool out to hangdog and go climbing and pack in the city around 9pm. No equipment or experience needed.
There might become more spaces available, so signing up on the waitlist might pan out.
9 people attending this trip.
An assortment of week long winter tramping trips in the better (South) Island.
If you are interested in leading or organising a trip please get in touch.
Cost: ~$250 (Includes Ferry tickets)
Note: Trips are subject to change (Weather/Leader availability/etc).
Check a map www.topomap.co.nz to see what you are getting yourself into before signing up.
Michael's West Coast Best Coast (Hard):
Lake Kaniere, Grassy Flats Hut, Browning Range Biv, Lathrop Saddle, Top Crawford Hut, Crawford Junction Hut, Top Kokatahi Hut Zit Saddle, Adventure Biv, Cedar Flats Hut.
Potential for side trips along Browning Range, and/or up Mt Beals or Mt Learmont.
Jackson's Corn on the Cobb Valley (Kahurangi) (Medium):
Trilobite Hut, Cobb Valley, Chaffrey Hutt, Cobb Hutt, Fenella Hut, Waingaro Peak, Kakapo Peak, Mt Cobb, Sylvester Hut, Lake Sylvester, Iron Hill, Myttons Hut, Balloon Hut, Mt Peel.
David & August's Travers Sabine (Nelson Lakes) (Medium):
Lake Rotoiti, Coldwater Hut, John Tait Hut, Upper Travers Hut, Travers Saddle, West Sabine Hut, Sabine Hut, Angelus Hut, Speargrass Hut.
Doug's Moss Pass (Nelson Lakes) (Medium Hard):
Lake Rotoiti, Coldwater Hut, John Tait Hut, Upper Travers Hut, Travers Saddle, West Sabine Hut, Blue Lake Hut, Moss Pass, George Lyon Hut, Morgan Hut, D'Urville Hut, Sabine Hut, Speargrass Hut.
Jackson's Harman's Pass (Arthur's Pass) (Medium):
Alternative to Cobb Valley if car swap is possible (trip below).
Carrol Hut, Dillions Homestead, Mid Tiapo, Julia Hut (+ Hotpools), Harman's Pass, Carrington Hut, Anti Crow Hut.
Florian's Pass the Parcel - Three Passes (Arthur's Pass)(Medium Hard):
Subject to Florian Getting time off work.
Something along the lines of Harman's Pass, Whitehorn Pass, Browning Pass.
Possibly Pope's Pass or Newton's pass for added excitment.
11 people attending this trip.
Actually now doing Travers Sabine or Harman Pass with August
**Attention car owners in particular! We need you!**
Waita-why-not have a wonderful time at Waitawaewae Hut this weekend with good company and good food (hopefully!)?
We will be meeting at 8am at the Hunter Carpark (VUW Kelburn Campus)
Please check out this link for a gear list http://new.vuwtc.org.nz/gear-list. It's really important that you have a raincoat, warm clothes, a sleeping bag, a torch (plus spare batteries!) and all the other things on the list. Please bring your own lunches for Saturday and Sunday as well as plenty of snacks. We will take cookers, pots, maps and a personal locator beacon from the club.
The price for the hut is $5 each and hut tickets can be bought from most outdoor gear shops or the DOC visitor centre. If you email me before the trip and bring $5 along I can bring one along for you.
If you're really onto it keep yourself updated on the weather with this linkhttps://www.metservice.com/mountain/tararua-forest-park - fingers crossed the weather will improve!
The walk may take us around 6 hours. There isn't much elevation gain but if we're feeling frisky when we get to the hut or in the next morning we could explore a bit of the ridge that goes up to Mt Crawford.
We'll walk back the Otaki Forks on Sunday and then probably be back at uni at around 6pm
Please don't forget to withdraw on this page as soon as possible f you can no longer make it.
11 people attending this trip.