Aoraki Mount Cook and Westland National Parks contain all of the peaks in New Zealand over 3000m, except Mt. Aspiring. No wonder that climbers flock to this area, the training ground of Sir Edmund Hillary, as he prepared for Mount Everest. Mountaineers venturing into the Southern Alps of New Zealand need to be well prepared not only in terms of equipment, but also with skills and experience. Our fast-moving weather systems and heavily glaciated terrain demand respect, but provide spectacular challenges. If you want to progress from tramping above the snowline or from indoor climbing to rock and alpine climbing, then join one of our climbing courses - introductory, intermediate or advanced. Our UIAGM and NZMGA certified professional mountain guides will teach you mountaineering skills and prepare you for further exciting adventures in the mountains, both here and overseas. Our private Caroline Hut provides an ideal instruction venue, with ready access to rock, snow and ice. Waterfall ice climbing is a new option in July 2013 for those wishing to specialise in winter ice climbing.
Learn and develop mountaineering and climbing skills, under the supervision of a professional mountain guide. Private and group instruction with low guide-client ratios for alpine climbing and rock climbing.
» Advanced Climbing Course - 6 days based at Kelman, Pioneer or Centennial Hut.
Private instruction for experienced mountaineers.
» Water Ice Climbing Course - 4 days based at Ailsa Stream in the Liebig Range.
Learn technical ice climbing skills on waterfall ice.
» South Island Rock Climbing Tour - 7 day tour around the South Island.
Expert tuition on modern climbing techniques at the best South Island Rock sites.
» Mt Somers Rock Climbing Course - 5 days at Mt Somers.
Personal coaching on sport, trad & multi-pitch rock climbing.
Climb one of New Zealand's highest peaks in the company of a local mountain guide, who knows how to read the weather signs, can make best use of the time, organises everything efficiently and provides all your climbing equipment at no extra cost.
» Mount Cook - 3754m
A challenging ascent requiring technical rock and ice climbing.
» Mount Tasman - 3498m
Excellent ice climbing and technically more challenging than Mount Cook.
» Mount Sefton - 3151m
One of New Zealand's finest wilderness climbs.
» Mount Aspiring - 3027m
The "Matterhorn of the South".
» Mount Dixon - 3004m
A beautiful white pyramid with stunning views.
» Other popular peaks
Elie de Beaumont, Malte Brun, Minarets, Nun's Veil and many more...