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ALPINE PACKING LIST

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.

RECCOMENDED PACKING LIST

TECHNICAL GEAR

Ice Axe/Walking Axe

Crampon

Avalanche Kit (Transceiver​, Probe, Shovel)

PLB ( at least one per group)​

Emergency Shelter

ADDITIONAL GEAR

Sturdy, waterproof boots; ideally B2 or B3 rated stiffness​

Gaiters; available for rent from Living Simply

Backpack

Headlamp

Tent/bivvy if not staying in a hut

Sleeping bag and mat if appropriate

Beanie/warm hat

Waterproof gloves and spares

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

Thick socks (x2 pairs)

T-shirts (x2) (non-cotton)

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


This information is strictly a recommendation. You may need more gear depending on the itinerary of your trip.

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

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