January 2012 - This years OPEN climbs on Mt.Taranaki/Egmont - Saturday 28th January & Saturday February 4th.
Open climbs on Mt Taranaki will live on thanks to
the Taranaki's alpine clubs - TAC and MtEAC and the Department of Conservation - D.O.C.
The clubs charge a fee to cover costs such as medics, radios, refreshments and 45 club members to accompany climbers.
Toitu Te Whenua - leave the land undisturbed.
The Taranaki Alpine Club, the climb on the 28th January with reserve date 29th January 2011
Bookings are essential and can be made at Kiwi Outdoors Phone: 06 758 4152
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
The Mt. Egmont Alpine Club - for the climb on Saturday 4th February.. Registration forms are now available from both Hawera and Stratford iSites and online. Participant numbers will be limited.
The summit is a culturally sensitive area to Maori. People refer to the mountain as an ancestor.
The top of the mountain is the head.
The iwi ask climbers not to climb onto the "summit Rock". Please respect their wishes.
Take nothing but photos leave nothing but footprints.