Trip Reports
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1  North Island Trip Reports and Comments / Hikurangi, Mt / mt hikurangi-sep 2008 Date: October 10, 2008, 09:31:02 AM
initially dry track  then experienced rain, hail, blusterywinds extreme sun and a little snow drift on the way up.

5 inexperienced women aged 34-57.tramped from base to hut 4 1/2 hrs.overnight then attempted to summit about 10am mon(29th) got a bit confused about 1/3 way up chute cos theres no visible markers at the bottom. didnt know if we were going the right way.Im told we were about 20min from summit
!!!  one climber got the jitters and we all made decision to turn back. blustery winds here, steep scramble.

really --i mean really ---blowing on the way back to base

oh well this was a practise run for me taking family up next year (50th) heaps of fun Im hooked looking for next peak.
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