Taranaki New Zealand

Very quick guide how to conquer or at least try to reach the Taranaki summit.

Rychlovka o tom jak zdolat nebo se alespon pokusit zdolat vrchol Taranaki.





Taranaki is one of few big volcanoes on Northern Island and is infamous for its mortality rate. A lot of people have “attempted” to reach to summit only to die because of lack of preparation etc.

So, make sure that you come PREPARED! Clothing for all seasons, plenty of water, some food, let someone know what you are planning and most important:

Leave your ego home!

It is very probable that the summit will be covered in clouds, storm may come and you have to be able to say “Ok, I did my best but maybe some other time!”

That being said it is very long and demanding climb and unfortunately we did not reach summit due to extreme foggy conditions approximately 30 minutes from summit. It’s alright, we’ll be back πŸ™‚

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As a substitute for summit we have stumbled onto a hidden gem: goblin forest. Tom was totally in paradise and forgot about that previous fog frustration πŸ™‚

Taranaki is worth it but it’s not worth your LIFE! Try to remember that when you plan your trip.

Good luck and enjoy πŸ™‚

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Taranaki je nechvalne povestne svoji “zabijackou” povahou. Pri zdolavani vrcholu zde zarvalo neskutecne mnozstvi lidi, ktere je uz docela srovnatelne s Uluru a to je sakra co rict.

Takze toto je spise varovani a dulezite upozorneni nez podrobny navod kudy jit, jake si vzit ponozky apod.

Berte obleceni na vsechny rocni obdobi, dostatek piti, dejte nekomu blizkemu vedet co chystate a to nejdulezitejsi:

Nechte ego doma!

Musite byt schopni to otocit kdyz uz nemuzete nebo to s pocasim vypada fakt zle. Toto neni zivotni ukol ani nejaka soutez a Taranaki proste zdolate dalsi den/tyden/rok. Nikam neutece, to je temer jiste πŸ™‚

My sme bohuzel meli trochu smulu, ze sme se dostali asi 30 minut pod vrchol a padla takova mlha, ze sme sotva videli jeden na druheho. O to zajimavejsi bylo jak zvlastne se nesl zvuk – slyseli sme mluvit lidi jako by byli vedle nas a za nekolik minut sme je potkali!

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Skvelou nahradou za ne-zdolani vrcholu bylo nalezeni malem zapomenuteho pokladu tzv. Goblin Forestu nebo-li Skretiho lesa. Tomino nemohlo byt stastenjsi a na nejaky zamlzeny vrchol bylo ihned zapomenuto πŸ™‚

Takze na Taranaki byt opravdu pripraven a umet rict NE!

Hodne stesti πŸ™‚

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