Snow Skills Training
Rainbow ski area
See programme for more details
UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED YOU MUST BOOK IN BY WEDNESDAY FOR SATURDAY AND WEEKEND OVERNIGHT TRIPS AND BY THURSDAY FOR SUNDAY TRIPS
Calls will not be returned to cellphones so leave a landline number or email address on answering machines or call back later
TRIP LEADERS REQUIRED. ALL GRADES. IF YOU CAN LEAD A TRAMP ON A VACANT WEEKEND ADD IT TO THE WEBPAGE or CONTACT CHRIS at
(03) 547 6628 or EMAIL email@example.com
or Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Due to road closures some extra walking will be required on forestry roads to access the start of the track. The track leads through beech forest and open clearings on Gibbs Spur then steeply to the summit of Ben Nevis at 1619m. Return the same way. Four wheel drives needed.
Sea Kayak trip. Paddle from Marahau to Bark Bay, around four hours paddle. Detour via Tonga Island Sunday, weather permitting. Email minaret @xnet.co.nz.
Kayaks to be hired from Nelson Canoe Club, phone 027 247 4200. Option to camp or stay in hut.
Phone 020 4108 5078
Climb Mt Franklin in Nelson Lakes National Park. Water taxi across Lake Rotoroa then walk up the Sabine Valley to Blue Lake hut (1 serviced hut ticket per night). Climb Mt Franklin (2340m) from Blue Lake hut then return the same way to Rotoroa on Sunday.
Ice axe and crampon experience essential to climb Mt Franklin.
Cost of water taxi will depend on number of participants and is additional to shared petrol cost
A play in the snow at Rainbow skifield, with time for some snow skills with crampons and ice axes thrown in. Snow gear can be borrowed from the club on a first come first served basis.