Snow and winter bookings
There are still spaces available for the Mahu Whenua Traverse this winter:
Bookings can be made here: Turk Booking – Mountain Turk Club
If you plan to book the traverse please make sure you are up to it and read the documents below. The month of July is the most dangerous with a greater snow instability because of colder temperatures. September is safer (the 24 hours after a storm rule usually works well at this time of year) and by October you have hard snow in the morning and spring corn in the afternoon.
We will begin to remove some traverse dates and implement them for individual Turk booking. This allows groups to use the Turks for “destination skiing” where you get there with a few days food and hang about skiing the local basins.
Winter operations – Anton
Phone: 027 628 1038 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Anton Schmitz has taken on the role of “Winter Operations Manager”. This involves trying to coordinate people doing the traverse and staying in the Turks over winter. He is the point of contact for questions related to bookings, communication (see Garmins below) and Turk related issues. The club want to make sure that all people doing the traverse in winter are suitably skilled and equipped but equally we want to avoid those subjective questions such as “do you think it is safe enough”.
Please checkout these documents (a bit of a work in progress):
Self certification guide:
Winter operations guide: