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Planning to do South Island multi day tramp in the first part of the break to mentally prepare for Ski Week! My current idea is either the Travers-Sabine Circuit or the Tabletop around Arthurs Pass, but if you have an idea I am open for suggestions:). Dates are still subject to change, but we will be back by the 24th at the latest.
There will probably be longish days and we will most likely encounter snow, so keep that in mind.
If you are generally interested to get out and do something sign up or contact me (preferably by this weekend) so we can figure out the final details.
Basic + Overnight (+ Alpine, depending on the route)
2 people attending this trip.
New Date is 29 & 30
Two day Alpine Skills course through Hillary Outdoors.
We will go up to Ruapehu on the Friday, stay somewhere, do the course on Saturday, stay somewhere, and continue the course on Sunday.
Prerequisites of going:
- Must have done an AIC cource, or had good experience in snowy terrain. Knowing how to use an iceaxe, crampons is essential.
- Although spaces are limited to eight people, this is not a first come first served. Spaces will go to people who will use the skills the most, and who will give back to the club the most.
- If you have a car.... that's great ;)
This short course provides a progression to the 2-day introductory course. Here we will focus on moving into more technical terrain where ropes and anchors are important for safety. This should provide skills to make those South Island trips a safe experience.
- Use ice axes and crampons while walking on steep snow and icy slopes and mixed terrain.
- Rope-work for climbing and descending steeper terrain.
- Two tool climbing techniques
- Self and party management
Cost: TBC, subsidised.
Feel free to sign up or flick me an email.
4 people attending this trip.
We have been given the use of the wonderful Tararua Tramping Club ski lodge at Whakapapa, on Ruapehu. This is one of the nicer lodges at the village, about a 30 minute walk from the road, with the possibility to Ski into the back door, and out of the front door.
This trip will be Sunday - Saturday, for six nights during the Second week the mid-trimester break of trimester two. People are welcome to only come for a section of this time but will have to sort out their own transport.
Skiis can be hired from about $30/ day, or an old set of straight skiis and boot can usually be acquired from a tip shop for about $15.
People who are not interested in skiing are welcome along but are advised to bring an Ice axe and crampons. Various options for walking or climbing may be possible, as well as boardgames, jigsaws and reading.
Cost for the lodge is at TTC rates: Under 25's $25 per night, Over 25 $35 per night.
This trip is a wonderfull time, but also it it alot to organise. If people could signe up as early as possible that would be outstanding!
The total cost of food, transport and acomidation for the week should be about $250 for thows aged 24 and below, and $300 for thows 25 and up. This might change a little, mostly depended on how transport works out.
VUWSSC members do not have to join VUWTC to be involved with this thrip (although like, you obviously should should for other reasons.)
16 people attending this trip.
A Ruahine epic in the making.
Summit the sheer Te Atuaoparapara in the snow!
To find out what you are getting yourself please read this trip guide:
If you have got any questions email a leader.
5 people attending this trip.
Keen to climb mountain? Interested in getting more confident on steeper snow and to learn some rope work skills? Come say hi to some yetties, this is the trip for you!
This trip will probably have a few groups for people who bring different levels of experiance to the table. It will center around teaching how to use ropes and build anchors, as well as offering a mentoured space to help translate theory into experiance.
I am also going to restrict this trip to people who has at least enough rope knowlidge to climb multi-pich sport, and thows who are comphortable cramponing on moderate terain. This is to make sure we are all on the same page when we are on the mountain.
If enough people can make it Kerian offered to organise a theory night going over a veriaty of rope work techniques that wouod be easyest to learn in a building befour tryingt hem out on the mountain. This will probably cover anchor building and (old school) glacier travil techniques. This will be super usefull to go to, and will probably be Tuesday 27th.
We will probably stay at the TTC lodge at Whakapapa, but there is a chance we may decide to go to Whangiahu hut at Tukino.
Ridged or semi-ridged boots are prity important if you are fround pointing, so people will need to bring boots as least as ridged as an asolo to partisipate.
You will also need warm and windproof clothing, and idealy gloved wich alow you some dexterity. (Ice Ninjas from bunnings shouls be fine.) Aparently gaters are optional these days.
Climbing and ice gear can be hired from the club for free.
Around $150 for food, transport and acomidation, but this may change a little. Car drivers will get a discount.
Guest instructors will not oay anything.
13 people attending this trip.
Easy easy-medium Tararua trip. Minimal distress.
The plan is to visit a very old hut and a very new one -- Sayer Hut and new Powell. Staying at Sayer or Totara Flats. We can summit Holdsworth for a laugh, too.
In any case, on day one we we will come in Holdsworth roadend, then down to the Waiohine valley to stay at Sayer (or Totara Flats if river high/lazy). Next day, we'll come back up, go up the mountain, and down and out. Easy peasy.
As always though, you still want to be prepared.
We also have cars now! Probably can take two (cars). Sign-up quick!!!!1
Cost of the trip will be $25 dollars. This includes a group dinner and oats for breakfast. Own lunches and snacks as per usual.
Feel free to email me with any questions you may have.
6 people attending this trip.
A lil 5 hour day walk, according to google. Meet in town, take the bus to Khandallah, walk up Mount Kaukau, do the track, and end up somewhere in Karori! Then bus back into town.
Bring: food, water, something warm, rain jacket (ridge could be windy maybe)
- Meet at bus stop 5515, Manners Street at Cuba Street - Stop A
- Bus leaves at 9:49 am so be there or be square
Cost: Bus trip is $5 / & $2.80 w snapper
This is it ---> https://wellington.govt.nz/~/media/maps/files/skyline.pdf
9 people attending this trip.
Walkies up to the Miramar Bunkers, *after dark*.
We'll all catch the bus from courteney place to miramar, and walk on up and all around the hills in Mirimar, searching for bunkers and penguins.
Bring along a headtorch, warm clothes, beverages of your choice, and a can-do attitude.
The bus we're going to catch is the 31x from Courteney Place stop C at 6:08, and start walking round shelly bay road hopefully round 6:25ish. We'll be going up to the Massey war memorial, and then further round to the bunkers, and then wherever we feel like after that.
10 people attending this trip.
After a two week break for the mountain film festival, we are back in the habit of going climbing on Mondays. As per usual, we meet at 6pm at Hunter carpark. No equipment or experience needed.
On another matter: pleas be appreciative to your drivers and bring along some cash for petrol. It is getting harder to find drivers willing to help out, so we might end up needing to catch the train, which I guarantee you is much more inconvenient and is going to cost a lot more.
4 people attending this trip.