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 Stuart Hutson -> mailto:ttc-youth-programme [snail] ttc [period] org [period] nz?Subject=Query%20from%20TTC%20website on 027 686 5636 or Dave Grainger -> mailto:ttc-alpine-instruction [snail] ttc [period] org [period] nz?Subject=Query%20from%20TTC%20website 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
|Feb 15-16||Paynes Ford||Golden Bay||Piers Harris||021 204 7069||grade 14+|
|Mar 1-2||Mangetepopo rockclimbing||central NI||Stu Hutson||027 686 5636||grade 15+|
|Apr 5-6||Ruapehu Crater Rim Traverse||Tongariro||Jeff Macphail||027 291 6535||climb - grade 1+|
|Apr 5-6||Wharepapa South rock||central NI||Lorraine Johns||027 313 0073||grade 14+|
|Apr 18-27||Huxley North Branch||Ruataniwha / Twizel||Dave Grainger||021 444 702||climb - grade 2+|
|Apr 25-27 (Anzac)||Mt Alexander||Arthurs Pass||Nina Sawicki||027 230 5808||climb - grade 1+|
|27 May||Winter Activities Night/AIC sign up||clubrooms||Dave Grainger||021 444 702||instruction|
30 May - June 2 postponed to Oct 24-27 |Mt Hopeless||Nelson Lakes||Dave Grainger||021 444 702||alpine grade 2+|
|6 -7 August||South/West||Taranaki||Stuart Hutson||027 686 5636||Grade 2|
TTC instruction courses
|6-7 July||AIC Rock 1/2||Wellington||Dave Grainger||021 444 702||instruction|
|25-27 July||AIC Snow 1||Ruapehu||Dave Grainger||021 444 702||instruction|
|21-24 August (includes Friday)||AIC Snow 2/avalanche awareness course||Ruapehu||Dave Grainger||021 444 702||instruction|
|12-14 September||AIC Snow 3 (snow caving)||Ruapehu||David Grainger||021 444 702||instruction|
Spring climbs etc
|6-7 September||Ruapehu summit bagging||Ruapehu||Helen Chapman||021 189 2788||grade 1+|
|22-28 September||Backcountry ski touring week||Wanaka / Mt Cook region||Rob Hawes/Dave Grainger||0274 470 461/021 444 702||AIC, BC ski experience|
|October tbd||Girdlestone||Ruapehu||Jenna Thoms||027 327 1528||grade 1+|
|Oct 17-20||Mt Greenlaw||Arthurs Pass NP||Dave Grainger||021 444 702||Grade 2+|
|Oct 24-27 (Labour weekend) TBC||Mt Brewster||Aspiring NP||Hayden Richards||0276 555 677||Grade 2+|
|Oct 24-27 (Labour Weekend)||3 Passes||Arthurs Pass-West Coast||Alison Davis||022 426 3690||grade 1|
|Oct 24-27 (Labour weekend)||Mt Hopeless||Nelson Lakes||Dave Grainger||021 444 702||alpine grade 2+|
|Early Nov||Ski Descent Aspiring||Aspiring NP||Hayden Richards||0276 555 677||Ski mountaineering, Grade 2+|
|Xmas||Somewhere up the Godley||Aoraki/Mt Cook NP||Hayden Richards||0276 555 677||Grade 2+|
- 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