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This is a snowcraft course for those who want to learn how to navigate on snow, how to use crampons, ice axes and how not to fall off big pointy white things in winter. We will be based out of Mangatapopo hut below Tongariro and Ngauruhoe.
No prior alpine experience is required, though if you have already joined us for the first snowcraft course or have experience – we will be splitting the groups by experience so this will be an opportunity to learn some more skills.
The club can provide crampons, ice axes and helmets.
You must have boots that are stiff enough to take a crampon, this means the boot will barely bend if you apply force to it. If you unsure about yours, bring your boots to the Tuesday meetings and get someone to check them.
Basic, Overnight and Alpine Gear as per the app are required. http://new.vuwtc.
Meet at the hunter carpark at 5.45, we'll do quick gear check before we head off.
Please let us know if you can bring a car!
On Friday we will dirve to the Mangatepopo road end, and walk to Mangatepopo hut so bring a head torch. - The hut is first in; first served for beds with the rest of the public, so make sure you have a bedroll with you
On Saturday and Sunday we will be out and about learning all things snowcraft and climbing mountains, weather dependent.
We will return to Wellington Sunday night.
$55, allowing 40 for gas, and 15 for food. You will need to buy your own hut pass for the weekend, 2x Serviced hut pass ($30) which you can get from the DoC office on Manners Street. If you have a season hut pass it will be free for you!
We wont be constantly rushing all over the place, but be prepared to climb at least one mountain.
Group breakfasts on Saturday and Sunday, and dinner on Saturday. Bring your own lunch and snacks for the two days.
REITIRATION OF IMPORTANT STUFF!
- Cost does not include hut tickets, buy 2x serviced hut tickets from DoC (Office is on Marion Street)
- Hut is first in, first served with public so pack sleeping bag, bedroll, torch near the top of your pack for the first night
- Basic, Overnight and Alpine Gear as per the app are required. http://new.vuwtc.
org.nz/gear-list, Bring lots of warm things
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Let's go and join The Vic Coastal Ecology Lab and Vic Rescue who are co-hosting a site at the Wellington South Beach Clean Up this year. It's going to be an awesome Wellington-wide event!
The tramping club crew will meet at Island Bay at 10:30 to help with the cleanup and then head to Lyall Bay for the BBQ at 12:30. If you would like to get there by public transport the number 1 bus goes from the city to island bay and the number 3 bus returns from Lyall Bay.
Wear comfortable and weather appropriate clothing!
See you there :)
Here is a note from the organisers:
This year is our 9th annual South Coast Clean Up!
As well as caring for our coasts and oceans....it's all about community!
We invite you, members of the public, schools, businesses, local groups and organisations to join us, along with hundreds of thousands of volunteers around the world, to take part in the Ocean Conservancy's International Coastal Clean-up week.
We are all volunteers from Wellington who love our south coast. We are keen to keep it free of waste, help preserve it's natural beauty and to look after our oceans and the wildlife that lives there.
We'll be clearing rubbish from the whole coastline from Owhiro Bay through to Breaker Bay. Everyone is welcome .....if you are more than 6 people please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or 021 1502879, and we'll see where your group would be the most help.
As usual, there will be prizes for pictures of the most interesting rubbish find! So, keep an eye out!
All rubbish will be gathered up around 12.00 and taken to Lyall Bay to form one large pile. At 12.30 there will be a sausage sizzle (including vegetarian) near the playground area where participants can mingle and meet each other...share stories and celebrate our collective achievement.
GROUPS HOSTING THIS YEAR!
VUW Coastal Ecology Lab
Mountains to Sea Wellington Trust
Friends of Taputeranga Marine Reserve
Houghton Valley School
Anglican Parish of Wellington South
Wellington Underwater Club
Lyall Bay Coast Care
Moa Point residents
Wellington Lions' Clubs
F&B Places for Penguins
Kiwi Conservation Club
Breaker Bay residents
Plastic Free Peninsula
What to Bring:
Bags and gloves are available, but if you already have some suitable gloves at home please bring them to help us to reduce the waste made by the event.
If the weather is bad it may be postponed til Sunday 16th. Please "LIKE" our FB page to keep up to update with the event and invite your friends!
If in doubt about the weather please check the Facebook page in the morning.
Hope to see you there and together let’s keep our beaches and seas free of rubbish!
7 people attending this trip.
A beutifull tararua daytrip, at the elastic upper edge of the "Medium fit" gradeing.
Aret Biv is a wonderfull wee hut, and such a specil place.
We will leave wellington at 6am on Saturday morning, and wont get back befour 10.
Cost will be $20 for the driver.
4 people attending this trip.