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Walk to RSC birthplace at Waihononu Hut
From Saturday 14 April 2018 -  08:00am
To Sunday 15 April 2018 - 05:00pm
Contact RSC Office
Walk to RSC birthplace at Waihononu Hut
This was the first hut built in Tongariro National Park in 1904. 
It was used by early skiing parties and was the base for the first alpine skiing expedition in July 1913 by William Mead and Bernard Drake - the founding members of the Ruapehu Ski club. Mead and Drake had taken an interest in skiing and had imported two pairs of skis from Switzerland and were tested on a slope leading from Mt Tama near the small Waihonohu Hut (on the Desert Rd side of Mt Ruapehu)
The walk is 14.5 km from Whakapapa village and then 6 km to the Desert Rd where transportation will be organised to take RSC members back to the chalet.
Date to be confirmed.