Ascent of Mount Ruapehu on 2018-02-02

Climber: James Stone

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Friday, February 2, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Ruapehu
    Location:New Zealand
    Elevation:9177 ft / 2797 m

Ascent Trip Report

An early start from the southern approach at Turoa against an unpromising weather forecast. Predicted 60kph winds and dry giving way to lower wind speeds and showers.

Full report and pics here:

Total round trip time was just under 6 hours.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Scramble, Glacier Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Ski Poles

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