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
Ice Axe/Walking Axe
Avalanche Kit (Transceiver, Probe, Shovel)
PLB ( at least one per group)
Sturdy, waterproof boots; ideally B2 or B3 rated stiffness
Gaiters; available for rent from Living Simply
Tent/bivvy if not staying in a hut
Sleeping bag and mat if appropriate
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
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)
Phone and wallet: ID and money
First aid kit
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.