Friday, 18 June 2021 at 5:00 PM to Sunday, 20 June 2021 at 5:00 PM
Organiser: Helena McLachlan
*Due to high demand on this trip, participation this trip will be on the basis of club involvement, rather than first come, first served. Please fill in the sign up form provided and trip participants will be confirmed closer to the trip.* - There will be more snowcraft courses later in the year.
Learn some of the basics of mountaineering and winter tramping! We will teach you how to travel on snow using ice axes and crampons, a bit about alpine weather and how to keep your wits about you in an alpine environment.
Trip will leave from the Hunter carpark at 5pm on the friday - be there any time after 4:30 to sort out gear (helmets, crampons, iceaxes).
The required gear includes a waterproof jacket and overtrousers and sturdy boots that can take crampons, if you're unsure about the suitablity bring them to a meeting and the committee can check them. Bring plenty of warm baselayers and midlayers and you will definitely want gloves. The club will provide crampons, ice axes, helmets and dinner.
Accomodation is at the Tararua Tramping Club lodge on the Whakapapa ski field. Beds are limited and therefore so are spaces on this trip. Sign up now if you are keen and think you will use these skills again later in the year/your life. Note: These skills are required for any 'mid winter' trips.
Cost: $125.00 (Based on previous years, may differ slightly)
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