17 January 2010

This years OPEN climbs on Mt.Taranaki. Saturday 30th January & Saturday February 6th.

This year's OPEN climbs on Mt.Taranaki will be on Saturday January 30th with TAC - Taranaki Alpine Club & with the reserve date of 31st January and with MtEAC - Mt. Egmont Alpine Club - Saturday 6th February & reserve date 7th February.

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.

Contact D.O.C.

The Taranaki Alpine Club, the climb on the 30th January  with reserve date 31st January 2010
Registrations taken only by Kiwi outdoor Centre 18 Ariki Street, New Plymouth.
Telephone: 06 758 4152 or email: kiwioutdoorcentre@xtra.co.nz


The Mt. Egmont Alpine Club - for the climb on Saturday 7th February, alternatively 8th 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 photo's leave nothing but footprints.