Mt Taranaki Pre-dawn Climb

Mt Taranaki Summit (Summer)
Mt Taranaki Summit (Summer)
Track 1 day. Hard. Nth Egmont Visitor Centre.
Alpine ascent to summit of Mt Taranaki / Egmont.
Mt Taranaki/ Mt Egmont Summit via Standard North Route
Mt Taranaki/ Mt Egmont Summit via Standard North Route
Track 1 day. Medium. Return via same track.
North Island's second highest mountain, everyone knows Mt Taranaki. Known as a relatively easy climb given the elevation gained.

Track grades

Unusually smooth, well-marked track, easy gradients. Up to about 4 hours per day.
Typical lowland track. Generally easy walking and well marked. Ascents of up to 1000m. Some easy river crossings, unmarked travel along rivers.
Typical tops track. Experienced trampers only. Rough, muddy and poorly marked or unmarked. Ascents of up to 2000m. River crossings, open tops, passes. Up to about 8 hours per day.
Navigation and snow skills (use of ice axe and crampons) required. Glaciers, exposure to falls.
Rough or non-existent tracks. Following ridges, bush spurs, and rivers. Steep ascents, arduous travel, hazardous conditions, snow and navigation skills essential.