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alpine trips

Our local maunga (mountains) are Mt Taranaki, Mt Ruapehu, Mt Ngauruhoe, and Mt Tongariro. Most club trips are in this area, but occasionally the more adventurous head down to the South Island.
Many of our alpine trips do require experience, such as beginners or advanced snow school.
  • Any alpine gear you have; otherwise AURAC will provide you with everything you need

  • Sturdy, waterproof boots; available for rent from Living Simply

  • Gaiters; available for rent from Living Simply

  • Thick socks (x2 pairs)

  • Backpack

  • Headlamp

  • Tent/bivvy if not staying in a hut

  • Sleeping bag and mat if appropriate

  • Beanie/warm hat

  • Waterproof gloves

  • Warm polypro layer (x2)

  • Polypro trousers (long johns) or fleece trousers (x2)

  • Warm inners like a polypro undershirt (x2)

  • Fleece or warm jersey (x1)

  • Good raincoat and waterproof pants

  • Underwear

  • T-shirts (x2)

  • Food; check if there is a microwave and stove-top in the huts you are visiting

  • Cooking set, gas, and utensils if necessary

  • Toiletries: personal medication, toilet paper, etc.

  • Togs and towel (hot pools are traditionally visited on the way home)

  • Jandals

  • Phone and wallet: ID and money

  • First aid kit

  • PLB

  • Anything else your trip organiser tells you to bring!

This information is based on the previous snow schools and is subject to change.

If you have any queries, please contact our Alpine Officer.

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