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Morning light on Mt. Tasman, as seen from the summit rocks of Mt. Cook
Mount Tasman : 3489m
New Zealand's second highest peak
Mt. Tasman and Mt. Lendenfeld from the summit of Mt. Dixon
Technical alpine ice climbing
Mount Tasman and Mount Lendenfeld
Views of the Fox Glacier and West Coast from Mt. Tasman
UIAGM / NZMGA mountain guides
Enjoying the views of the Fox Glacier and West Coast
Mt. Haast, Mt. Lendenfeld and Mt. Tasman from Pioneer Hut
North Shoulder route
Mt. Haast, Mt. Lendenfeld and Mt. Tasman

Mount Tasman

Rarakiroa/Mount Tasman Guided Ascent

Mount Tasman, 3489m/11469ft, is New Zealand's second highest peak. It is regarded as the country's most beautiful mountain, providing superb ice climbing - a true climbers peak!

A climb of Mount Tasman is technically more challenging than a climb of Mount Cook, and lacks the high hazard of threatening ice cliffs and worsening crevasse problems of Mount Cook's Linda Glacier. The main challenge on Mount Tasman is the length of time climbing on a very exposed ridgeline. Summit day involves 15-20 hours climbing.

"Die Mt. Tasman-Tour hat die höchste Stellenwert in meinem Bergsteigerleben! Wir waren die ganze Zeit alleine unterwegs, war besonders beeindruckend. (The Mt Tasman climb has the highest rating out of all the climbs I've done. We had the whole mountain to ourselves, it was particularly impressive.)" - W. Köhne, Germany.

Guide Availability


The peak climbing season for Mount Tasman ascents is November to February, but it is sometimes possible to climb the mountain outside of these dates, depending on conditions. Please contact us with the dates you would like. We recommend that you settle guiding dates well in advance as guide availability during peak season is limited. Please allow extra time in case you are held up in the mountains due to weather.



All of your equipment will be checked during the gear check at our office at the start of your trip. Any equipment you need to borrow from us will be issued by your guide.

Alpine Recreation provides helmets, harnesses, crampons and ice-axes. Outdoor clothing, packs and boots can also be provided at no extra cost if necessary. Please see the equipment list for further details.

Alpine Ascents Clothing & Equipment list.