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Backcountry skiing trips

DateVenueObjectivePartyPics / ReportTrip Notes
10-11/11/2018Mt RuapehuFar side of PinnaclesGrainger D&L, Baguley, McLauchlanphotosSkinned from Hut Flat to cross Pinnacle Ridge at snow caves area. Great camp in Wairere Strm, 1760m true right
26-28/09/2017Ohau backcountryDumbbell Lake based toursGrainger, Buchanan, Baguley, MalpasphotosUsed Ohau T-bar for access. Easy descent into bowl with beautiful lines a plenty
6-8/11/2015Tongariro NPWhakapapa to Whangaehu Hut overnight tourGrainger, Davis, Ludbrook, Gretton-Used Whakapapa Gl in extremely hot conditions (FL3800m). Sublime skiing on the Mangaturuturu Gl. Nice descent of Whangaehu to pleasant night in the hut.
13-16/10/2015Ben Ohau RangeTwin Stream ski campHawes, Grainger,Rogersonphotos(approve sites)Atmospheric headwaters area with cheap heli access, good bivvy options and several moderate basins offering moderate skiing.
1-2/11/2014Tongariro NPOvernighter skitour to Whangaehu HutRogerson, Grainger, Richards-Whakapapa closed so skied out Turoa then climbed to Tahurangi col then past crater lake to Whangaehu Gl in rising NW gales. Severe gale made return skinning tough but ski descent via Mangaturuturu to Turoa was glorious
20-28/09/2014Westland AorakiSkiing the Fox NeveHawes, Grainger,RogersonphotosSkinned up from Chancellor Hut. Very good skiing on the neve despite SW gale conditions during first three days
1-7/09/2014Wanaka areaBackcountry skiing - Wye Creek, Soho valley, Treble ConeGrainger, Davis, Finn Bellingham-Had a great overnight trip from Remarkables skifield to Wye Creek upper basins where we pitched a tent. We skimountaineered peak 2115 on which Finn skiied a couloir on the NW face
26-30/07/2014Wanaka areaMSC Backcountry Avalanche courseMaxim, GraingerreportPractical training outside the boundaries of Cardrona and Treble Cone skifields.
16-18/08/2012AorakiSkiing the Tasman GlacierGrainger,Hawes,Marshall,Rogersonphotos,picsDry pow, no crust, fab
12-14/08/2012Two Thumb RangeDay trips from Rex Simpson HutGrainger,Hawes,Marshall,Rogerson-Half metre new snow but poor vis so we liked Rexys woodburner
13-17/09/2011South IslandDay skiing back basins at Cardrona, Mt Hutt and PortersHawes, Fitzgerald, Grainger--
11-12/09/2011South IslandOvernight tour to Mt PisaHawes, Fitzgerald, Grainger-Good runs above Kirtle Burn Hut, fun exit by Princes Burn
21/08/2011Tongariro NPSkiing behind the Pinnacle Ridge from Skyline Ridge out to the ChateauFitzgerald, Marshall, Poole, Rogerson-An excellent run down the mountain with some fun off-track navigation at the end through the tussock
16-17/10/2010Tongariro NPRuapehu glacier skiingHawes, Koornneef, Grainger, Seiler, Rogerson-Mangaturuturu, Whangaehuehu, plateau, Te Heu Heu valley
31/04/2010European AlpsTraverse of the Ötztal AlpsNankervis, Rowlands, Sternreport-
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