Powderhorn Chateau Mount Ruapehu
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... on it and if I'm correct volcano's are suppose to be hot, not cold! When we got up there we booked a lesson and then went down and had our lesson on the beginners slope. Poppy and I picked it up sooo quickly, our first teacher was a male called Tom, he taught us the learning steps toward becoming world wide champs (most likely not, but anyways I said it) later that day we had a private lesson with a female called Lindsey we learnt the falling leaf both heel ...
... travelling among hardy wind-blown vegetation. The volcanoes loomed on our right side and the mist slowly drifted towards us. It started raining as we passed through Waiouru. Heading east the scenery changed again. There were forest plantations and, surprisingly, pastureland again. We arrived at Ohakune five hours after we had set off from Rotorua. Normally it's a 3 hour trip, but we didn't mind taking our time to enjoy a few stops along the ...
... they seemed to crumble under the competition pressure, Simon proved the deadliest hitting 4 clays, followed by L and Aneil hitting 3 each and Josie not far behind with 2. Not at all bad for first timers! Knowing that an early morning was coming, ready for the Tongoriro Alpine Crossing the following day the evening was rounded off with some dinner, some of D's surprisingly nice free range, organic, slow roasted goat and a couple of beers around a particularly good ...
Six years ago we attempted the Tongariro Crossing and had to abandon it after the mist came down and there was a strong wind. We were told it was not safe to continue. So this was something we had wanted to do for some time. Our friend Russ whom Ian first met 40 years ago in Auckland joined us on the expedition. So we drove to Turangi to stay the night before and got ourselves mentally prepared for a long walk!
The crossing is one way so we ...
... skeletal at this point. Marker one reached. Still functioning, quick time check, all ok. On to marker two (soda springs) The path gets harder as does the incline , then the weather decided it wanted to throw a few fast balls in. Hail for 10 mins, blazing sunshine for 20. Heavy rain for five followed by a pea souper mist for the next 10 etc. I felt as fickle as the three bears in Goldilocks, constantly swapping layers and clothing options to keep ...