Wellington Section Meeting

Date: 
2013-03-11 19:30
Location: 
Tararua Tramping Clubrooms
Organiser: 
Bridget Janse - secretary@nzalpinewellington.net.nz
Section: 

Club nights are at the Tararua Tramping Clubrooms, on the second unimpeded Monday of every month. New and propective members are welcome. Meetings and talks start at 8:00pm with club business and tea and coffee afterwards.

Green Saddle Traverse, Tasman Traverse 'gTTT' by Simon Bell

Come hear Simon Bell speak about the Green Saddle Traverse, Tasman Traverse 'gTTT', their take on what an adventure climbing trip should be!  In November 2012 they completed an East to West crossing of the Southern Alps, walking in from Mt Cook Village and out to Fox Glacier township.

Over 16 days, in between the spring storm cycles, they managed to climb a few big peaks along the way including Mt Tasman, Mt Haast and low peak of Mt Cook.  They also had planned to complete a 'Grand Traverse' of Cook.  When this did not eventuate, they managed to keep things on track via a traverse of Green Saddle, a very interesting climb in its own right which formed part of the route for the first ascent of Mt Cook.

Through photographs, video and discussion, the presentation will cover the highs and lows of undertaking a long alpine trip, as well as route information, logistics, the people and the food!

Trip participants: Rob Hawes, Steve Dowall, Lisa Wynne and Simon Bell (presenter)