Trip Reports
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1  North Island Trip Reports and Comments / Tongariro, Mt / Tongariro Summit Date: June 11, 2012, 08:00:29 AM
A bit of snow, but largely dry, fast travelling conditions.
Report: http://andrewwalking.blogspot.co.nz/2011/11/tongariro-summit.html
2  North Island Trip Reports and Comments / Tongariro, Mt / Tongariro Summit Date: June 11, 2012, 07:58:33 AM
A beautiful sunny day, but scary icy conditions.
Report: http://andrewwalking.blogspot.co.nz/2011/07/epic-bad-decision.html
3  North Island Trip Reports and Comments / Tongariro, Mt / Tongariro Summit and Crossing Date: June 11, 2012, 07:56:44 AM
Gorgeous sunny day with lots of soft snow.
Report here: http://andrewwalking.blogspot.co.nz/2010/10/snowy-tongariro-crossing-and-summit_25.html
4  South Island / Avalanche Peak / Avalanche Peak Date: June 04, 2012, 11:32:05 AM
Bagged this as part of the Avalanche Peak Challenge in 2001.  Race report with photos here: http://andrewwalking.blogspot.co.nz/2001/02/avalanche-peak-challenge.html
5  North Island Trip Reports and Comments / Hector, Mt / Mt Hector Date: June 04, 2012, 11:26:39 AM
Got this one twice:

10 Feb 2001, as a training run, Kaitoke-Otaki Forks.  Nice sunny day, blowing a gale on top.  Trip report with photos here: http://andrewwalking.blogspot.co.nz/2001/02/one-day-southern-crossing_10.html

10 Mar 2001, as part of the Tararua Mountain Race, Kaitoke-Otaki Forks.  Completely clagged in on the tops and blowing a gale.  Race report with photos here: http://andrewwalking.blogspot.co.nz/2001/03/tararua-mountain-race_10.html

6  North Island Trip Reports and Comments / Cannon Point / Cannon Point Date: June 04, 2012, 09:10:53 AM
Have bagged this one more times than I can count, via multiple routes.

There are 3 main tracks up/down:
- via Birchville Dam
- the ZigZag up from the carpark
- via Cannon Pt Rd (L just before the start of the zigzag)

The Cannon Pt Rd route has two options - it starts off a lovely grass 4WD road and then turns to an ugly gravel logging road.  Instead of the gravel, there is a rough and rooty track through the bush, that then turns into a clay MTB track.

There's also a very steep route up a stream that comes out part way between Cannon Pt and the top of the track from the Birchville Dam, and an alternative route following the stream that feeds the Dam and then 4WD road up to the top.

I must have done every up/down combination possible of the above tracks.  I have even had a fantastic run up around there in the snow... but that can be a trip report in its own right.

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