Mt Ngauruhoe Climber's Log

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socalpeakbagger - Dec 15, 2016 2:07 am Date Climbed: Dec 6, 2016

Tongariro Circuit  Sucess!

Wonderful 3 night trip along Tongariro to relax and take in all the beauty. Got lucky with a break in bad weather on the summit allowing for some amazing views.


gimpilator - Mar 24, 2016 9:42 pm Date Climbed: Mar 3, 2016

25 Peaks in 3 weeks  Sucess!

full trip report


apachedino - Jul 13, 2015 12:06 pm Date Climbed: Mar 18, 2015

Feral scramble  Sucess!

I made a game of catching up to and passing as many people as I could on this pretty, but overcrowded side trip. Made it up in under 25 minutes, but my heart was about to give out.
Stick to the rib up and scree ski that on the way down! So fun with boots.


ajberry - Jan 19, 2015 6:44 pm Date Climbed: Jan 17, 2015

Up from Crossing route  Sucess!

I made the mistake of heading straight up the broad, steep, and *very loose* scoria slopes above the Mangatepopo saddle. Should have stuck to the relative solidity of the minor rock rib to climber's left. The descent, however, was delightful: 600m in 5 min.


Baarb - Apr 24, 2014 9:34 am Date Climbed: Apr 23, 2014

Bonza  Sucess!

Headed up during a rare clear day, mainly via the lava ridges on the northern side. Headed round the outer rim first getting some mega views down to the plains, Tama Lakes and Ruapehu. Then up and round the inner crater rim. Some snow and rime ice contrasted the red rocks perfectly. The whole structure is just beautiful. First passed by this volcano over a decade previously and finally had a chance to head on up. Great day.


GlennD - Feb 2, 2014 1:14 pm Date Climbed: Nov 20, 2006

Sweet as, mate  Sucess!

Summit via Tongariro Crossing. Gorgeous day and views.


labgloves - Dec 21, 2013 7:59 pm Date Climbed: Dec 21, 2013

Side trip on crossing

Awesome area . . . I agree with the page authors advice and would avoid doing this peak on a crossing facilitated by a local operator. The 7.5 h a lofted made for a pretty rushed day.


ManyGlacierMountaineer - Feb 24, 2013 10:56 pm

Mt. Doom  Sucess!

2012 - w/ Xenja Poljakowa

Climbed this and Mt. Tongariro in addition to completing the crossing.


fubar7500 - Feb 9, 2013 7:37 am Date Climbed: Jan 29, 2013

Tongariro Crossing  Sucess!

Side trip on wodnerful Tongariro Crossing.


willbo - May 16, 2012 3:29 pm Date Climbed: Mar 10, 2008

slog  Sucess!

wish I'd had gaitors. Lots of vocanic rock in my low top boots. Really hot. Probably a better winter option.


atavist - Apr 16, 2012 2:34 am Date Climbed: Apr 14, 2012

Must be better in winter  Sucess!

Started from Whakepapa chateau at 9am, pass by Taranaki Falls along the loop, then Northern Circuit to Mangatepopo shelter, circumambulate Mt Doom's crater rim, Tongariro and finished the Crossing at Ketetahi in the dark at about 8pm. Very unique terrain owing to the Emerald Lakes and Blue Lake. Ngauruhoe a bit of a slog by itself, though.


mreiter1 - Dec 11, 2011 2:08 pm Date Climbed: Oct 30, 2010

Cold/Windy  Sucess!

No visibility. Terribly windy. Only person to summit that day.


nickkarl - Jun 20, 2010 1:02 am Date Climbed: Jun 5, 2010

Good Climb  Sucess!

Hard climbing with the full pack, but made the summit eventually. Clear blue sky all day could see all the way to Taranaki. Had to stay on the rock ridge since so many boulders were flying down the snow from other climbers. Great climb and worth all the effort. My first New Zealand summit!

vancouver islander

vancouver islander - Apr 27, 2009 8:43 pm Date Climbed: Feb 13, 2009

Friday the 13th  Sucess!

But no bad luck here. In fact the bad luck was earlier when I'd bailed in a wind/rainstorm the previous day on the Mangatepopo Saddle.

Managed to avoid a lot of the volcanic sand on the way up by sticking to friendlier rock ribs.

Views limited on top but superb lower down.

Ran down the scree to the saddle in ~45 mins coming down and back at the car 2 hours later. About 8 hours return with lots of breaks and an hour on top.

Super day!

sharper - May 4, 2008 12:41 am Date Climbed: Feb 18, 2006

Beautiful cone  Sucess!

Enjoyable scramble up a scree slope/rib as part of the Tongariro crossing. Brilliant scree run back down - takes no time at all and saves your knees!


lalpinist - Feb 29, 2008 6:30 pm Date Climbed: Feb 26, 2008

Busy  Sucess!

Following a slog up volcanic rubble at or nearly at its angle of repose, this was a rather crowded mountain up top.


outdoors4sure37 - Jan 28, 2007 9:01 pm Date Climbed: Dec 20, 2006

Foiled by volcanic hazards...

Climbed up snowy scree slopes from Mangatepopo saddle to the crater, where noxious fumes from vents blocked access to the true summit. Took a safer route to the crater rim and marvelled at the volcanic features that foiled my summit attempt.

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