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Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There are 10 trip reports for Ruapehu.

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  • Log #19281 - by jane on Sep 27, 2006
    Awesome. An early start, steepish ascent for a while, just amazing views. lunar landscape, fascinating volcanic formations, brilliant pools, scree slope, forest. shame about the masses of people...
  • Log #6669 - by Roger Fell on July 23, 2004
    Just 11 years old at the time. Climbed Ruapehu with my father and a family friend.
  • Log #6670 - by Lee on Jan 24, 2004
    I climbed from the Turoa side of the mountain in 4 hours return from the Turoa car park, the recommended time for the climb is 8 hours.Climbing and weather conditions were great. It was an awesome...
  • Log #6671 - by Andrew McCrorie on May 27, 2003
    The various peaks (Tahurangi, Te Huehue, Paretetaitonga) are best done in winter or early spring with a good layer of snow, ice-axes & crampons required but normally not a rope. The Pinnacles...
  • Log #6672 - by Joe Green on Jan 20, 2003
    Loved it so much we did it twice. First time in lots of cloud/mist with zero visiblity - but at least we managed to get there and back. Second time on a hot sunny day with excellent views across to...
  • Log #6673 - by Mark Eatherley on May 02, 2002
    Great day all in snow. Clear blue skies all day long (burned the botom of my nose despite having covered up with sunblock). Satisfying summit, no wind. Climb was steep at the last 20 meters.
  • Log #6674 - by Mangee (aka Jo) on July 13, 2001
    A good climb, but the weather closed in, though mist was lovely. A couple of good patches with excellent view further down. As we decended a guy in another party slipped and fell in down the crater,...
  • Log #6675 - by paul moss and ray cheyne on May 14, 2001
    pictures at glaciers are nearly extinct!.
  • Log #6676 - by Malcolm Hutchinson on Oct 11, 2000
    Winter ascent up the Waihohonou ridge on the northern flank to Te Heu Heu peak in perfectly clear weather. Read the report on my websote at
  • Log #6677 - by Richard Rainford on Jan 03, 1999
    Richard Rainford and Marc Underwood climbed Tahurangi 2797m in reduced visibilty on the 2nd of January 1999. Not much of a view at the summit due to cloud build-up. Some areas of ice near summit -...