Taranaki Alpine Club Open Climb
The Taranaki Alpine Club is an Incorporated club that provides instruction, trips and a mountain lodge known as Tahurangi Lodge to it's members.
For over 80 years the club has organised and hosted the annual public Open Climb event. Climbs in the past have been so successful, numbers are now limited to ensure compliance with our safety management which is being constantly reviewed, audited and updated.
The climb of Mt. Taranaki/Egmont is a physically demanding challenge of at least ten hour's duration. Participants must be physically fit and mentally prepared. If you are not used to this type of physical activity, you should be training prior to the climb. We recommend regular long walks and tramps with plenty of hills. For safety reasons, the Club reserves the right to refuse and send down anyone it believes is unfit or otherwise unsafe to themselves or others on the mountain.
Due the the nature of the Open Climb including climate and environment and the associated risks, we require a full manifest of contact information for all climbers, including age, and medical conditions. Because of this, the maximum number of people bookable on one booking is 4 people. If you have a larger party please make multiple bookings, ensuring all required contact information is provided for each member. Children under the age of 16 are to be accompanied by a suitable adult. Children under the age of 13 may only be admitted at the Clubs discretion if a solid indication of the child's competency and experience is provided.
Event Cancellation: There is only one postponement date on the Sunday of the same weekend of the published Open Climb date. Should the Open Climb be cancelled due to weather or safety in the 72 hours prior to the climb there is no no refund payable.