Tongoriro Alpine Crossing



Travel up on Friday, run or walk this iconic route on Saturday, travel home on Sunday.  Staying two nights in the Aorangi Ski Club's Ohakune Lodge. We will be travelling together in self-drive minibuses (with a luggage trailer).

To secure your place/s please pay $100 per person via internet banking to the club's account 38-9010-0232682-02.  Then email Mark know when you've made a payment, with names and any special dietary requirements.

Schedule

Friday

9:00 Depart from Huia pool

14:00 Arrive Ohakune

15:00 Afternoon run on Bridge to Nowhere

18:30 Dinner

Saturday

05:00 Breakfast

06:00 Drive to National Park for shuttle

07:00 Start crossing from Mangatepopo

15:30 Finish crossing at Ketetahi

16:30 Shuttle returns us to Mangatepopo

17:30 Return to Ohakune

19:00 Dinner

Sunday

08:00 Breakfast

09:00 Depart Ohakune

12:00 Lunch enroute

15:00 Arrive at Huia pool

Equipment

You'll need to carry on the crossing:

  • Snacks (packed lunch will be provided)
  • Plenty of fluid
  • Waterproof and windproof raincoat and trousers
  • Strong, sturdy boots or shoes (you will be trekking over uneven volcanic terrain)
  • Warm clothing layers: woollen or polypropylene thermals and fleece
  • Hat and gloves
  • Sunscreen and sunglasses
  • Cellphone
  • Emergency blanket

You'll need to bring

  • Sleeping bag and pillow

Will be provided

  • First Aid Kits
  • Maps
  • 2x Emergency Personal Locator Beacons for the group

Optional Equipment

  • Running gear, for a light run :)

 

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