Author Topic: Tongariro Crossing  (Read 1837 times)

Tongariro Crossing
« on: January 06, 2010, 08:48:18 AM »
Walked the Tongariro Crossing from Mangetepopo to Ketetahi, with the detour up to the top of Tongariro.

Awesome weather although previous day was very cold and windy. But morning of walk was windy and cold, but once we got to the head of the Mangetepopo valley, the wind had dropped and conditions were perfect. Still quite a bit of snow around, especially from the top of the South Crater to the Tongariro Summit.

Primo day..>! Took 7 1/2 hours total, but were just cruising.

Only downer was the bus company forgot to pick us up - so we had to get the lodge owner to drop us off.. Thanks Blue..!

Re: Tongariro Crossing
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2010, 03:09:40 AM »
Been looking to do this over the last couple of weeks but weather fcast too unpredictable  :o for later in summer.  :)