Ascent of Mount Tongariro on 2012-02-04

Climber: Daniel Menzies

Date:Saturday, February 4, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Bus
Peak:Mount Tongariro
    Location:New Zealand
    Elevation:1966 m / 6453 ft

Ascent Trip Report

We chose to do the Tongariro crossing in one day and we climbed both Ngauruhoe & Tongariro along the way. We were in cloud most the day, with occasional glimpses of the scenery and there was wind and light rain on and off throughout the day. We started at the Mangatepopo carpark at 8am and arrived at the other end just in time for the (last) shuttle bus at 5:30pm.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:846 m / 2778 ft
    Elevation Loss:1207 m / 3960 ft
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Drizzle, Cold, Breezy, White-out
Could hardly see anything for most the trip but it was still awesome
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:846 m / 2778 ft
    Trailhead:Mangatepopo carpark  1120 m / 3675 ft
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:1207 m / 3960 ft
    Trailhead:Ketetahi Carpark  759 m / 2493 ft
Ascent Part of Trip: Tongariro Crossing

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Mount Ngauruhoe2012-02-04
2Mount Tongariro2012-02-04

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