SNOWCRAFT 2018

Each winter the club runs a Snowcraft instruction programme.  This year it consists of three weekends at Mount Ruapehu and a weeknight evening session prior to each weekend trip.   It starts with Snowcraft 1 (SC1) which is for beginners and those wanting confidence for tramping and basic safety in snow conditions.   Snowcraft 2 (SC2) includes basic rope work and anchors for alpine tramping and climbing.  Snowcraft 3 (SC3) includes more advanced skills for mountaineering.  Each level (or equivalent) is a prerequisite for the next.  The weeknight sessions are an integral part of the programme.  Combined, a good introduction to climbing on snow is presented.  Trainees in groups of 2-4 will team up with club instructors for tuition.

Dates are as follows:

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS SATURDAY 30 JUNE

Snowcraft 1: 14 & 15 July, Mt Ruapehu (evening intro and briefing Wed 11 July)
Snowcraft 2: 28 & 29 July, Mt Ruapehu (evening briefing and intro rope work Wed 25 July)
Snowcraft 3: 11 & 12 August, Mt Ruapehu (evening briefing and rope work Wed 8 August)

 

N.B. We will spend full days on the mountain if conditions are suitable but time on the mountain may be curtailed due to poor weather or avalanche conditions.  If conditions are unsuitable for the full weekend the course may be postponed to the following weekend.

Course Costs

The fee covers weeknight venue, transport (if required), gear hire, accommodation for Friday and Saturday nights and instruction.  Meals will be your own responsibility. 

SC 1

SC 2

SC 3

 

$90

$90

$90

PNTMC member

$270

$65

$65

$65

PNTMC member with own transport

$195

$100

$100

$100

Non-PNTMC member

$300

$75

$75

$75

non-PNTMC member with own transport

$225

ACCOMMODATION

Accommodation is in a holiday home at Rangataua, in shared rooms and will probably include mattresses on the floor or sleeping in a tent.  You may arrange your own accommodation if you prefer but there is no discount for this. There is no requirement to stay Friday night but there will be an early start on Saturday.

AGE RESTRICTIONS

Participants under the age of 18 must have the approval of a parent or guardian. We cannot accept students under the age of 16 unless they are accompanied by a parent/guardian who will also be on the course.  In such instances, admission to the course will be at the discretion of the instructors.

REGISTRATION

Places are limited, so register as soon as possible.  Confirmation of your place on the complete or part programme requires your registration form, accompanied by the fee, to be accepted by the organiser.  Once received, detailed information will be sent to you.  Please complete the Registration Form and return it with payment to: Snowcraft, PNTMC, PO Box 1217, Palmerston North.  Registration forms may be emailed to dieter.stalmann@gmail.com and fees direct credited to the PNTMC bank account number 03-0726-0485393-00 with reference ‘Snowcraft’.

A registration form is available on this link.

Further information & registration form; Contact Dieter Stalmann on 027 450 9460