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:6453 ft / 1966 m

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
    Total Elevation Gain:2778 ft / 846 m
    Total Elevation Loss:3960 ft / 1207 m
    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
    Gain on way in:2778 ft / 846 m
    Start Trailhead:Mangatepopo carpark  3675 ft / 1120 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:3960 ft / 1207 m
    End Trailhead:Ketetahi Carpark  2493 ft / 759 m
Ascent Part of Trip: Tongariro Crossing

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Mount Ngauruhoe2012-02-042133 ft / 650 m
2Mount Tongariro2012-02-042778 ft / 847 m
Total Trip Gain: 4911 ft / 1497 m    Total Trip Loss: 6093 ft / 1857 m

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