Climbing and Alpine Trips
Leaders of mountaineering trips will normally require participants to have received alpine instruction or gained equivalent experience.
Some trips are intended for those who have recently completed TTC's alpine instruction course.
We often have non-members participating on trips ... many people have joined the club this way.
TTC also supports those wanting to contribute to the club by leading trips or helping others get into the Wellington climbing scene.
Some trips are notified to the ttc-climbing email list but do not wait for that if you see a trip you want to participate in...contact the trip leader!
Please bear in mind that a climbing trip
sometimes often switches its objective or dates due to weather or mountain conditions!
Contact Stu Hutson on 027 686 5636 or Dave Grainger on 021 444 702 with any enquiries about this trip list.
This list of NZ mountains may help you select a climb.
Here is a log of past trips.
Climbing / Alpine Trip List
|Date||Trip||Venue||Leader||Contact ||Tramp fitness / Climb difficulty|
|15 June||Northern Circuit in snow||Ruapehu||Amie Clarridge||475 9502||Grade 1|
|22-23 June||AIC Rock 1/2||Wellington||Dave Grainger||021 444 702||instruction|
|29-30 June||Teds Alley||Taranaki||Stuart Hutson||021 6865636||Climb grade 2|
|6-7 July||AIC Snow 1||Ruapehu||Dave Grainger||021 444 702||instruction|
|6-7 July||Ice Climbing||Ruapehu||Rob Hawes||0274 470 461||WI 1-3|
|13/14 July||Tops 2 days||Ruahines||Alison Davis||021 426 369||Snow Tramp|
|20 July||Turoa-Whakapapa||Ruapehu||Kathy Flemming||022 351 1928||Climb grade 1|
|27-28 July||Girdlestone SE/E face||Ruapehu||Rob Hawes||0274 470 461||mountaineering gr 2|
|1-4 August (includes Friday)||AIC Snow 2||Ruapehu||Dave Grainger||021 444 702||instruction|
|10 August||North End||Taranaki||Andre Lazelle||027 310 3825||Climb grade 1|
|17-18 August||AIC Snow 3||Ruapehu||Geoffroy Lamarche||021 189 5732||instruction|
|24 August||Back Country Skiing||Ruapehu||TBA||TBA||instruction|
|31 August||Genetically Engineered||TBA||Dave Grainger||021 444 702||Climb grade 1|
|7 September||Southern X||Tararua||Andrea Wiechern||TBA||grade 1|
|14 September||Symes Ridge||Taranaki||David Cooper||021 1565 150||Grade 1|
|20 September||Traverse of Te Atuaoparapara 1687 M||Eastern Ruahines||Nina sawicki||0272305808||Grade 1|
|21-24 September||3 Passes||Murchison||Alison Davis||021 426 369||Tramp in snow|
|21-29 September||Backcountry ski touring week||Wanaka / Mt Cook region||Rob Hawes/Dave Grainger||0274 470 461/021 444 702||AIC, BC ski experience required|
|12-19 October||Elie de Beaumont||Mt Cook region||Patrick Arnold||021 966 312||Grade 2+|
|26 October||Tappy||Kaikoras||TBA||TBA||Grade 1|
|26 October||Alarm||Kaikoras||Patrick Arnold||021 966 312||Grade 2+|
|Oct||Mt Aspiring||Aspiring NP||Rob Hawes||0274 470 461||mountaineering grade 2/3|
|Nov||Whanganui Bay||Taupo||Stuart Hutson||027 686 5636||Rock 16+|
|7-15 December||Mountains||West Coast||Alison Davis||021 426 369||Grade 1+|
|Dec||Grand Traverse||Aoraki Mt Cook NP||Rob Hawes||0274 470 461||mountaineering grade 3+|
|Dec||Tasman Traverse||Aoraki Mt Cook NP||Rob Hawes||0274 470 461||mountaineering grade 3+|
- We aspire to help club members grow their leadership skills and contribute to the Wellington climbing scene.
- All trip suggestions are welcome. If you want to add an objective or discuss leading a trip feel free to contact either Stuart or David.
- The list of mountains linked below may help you select a climb.
For enquiries about TTC's climbing trips, call Stuart Hutson on 027 686 5636 or David Grainger on 021 444 702
- Climbing and Mountaineering Instruction