New Zealand Climbing

Quick Facts

November-April by arrangement. Contact us.

3-7 days | 1-2 participants per guide | from NZ$1350
NZ$100 returning client discount available.

Prerequisites: exceptional level of fitness, previous mountaineering experience.

Current snow & ice conditions.

A climber on a guided ascent of Mt Tasman.

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Contact us. Ring free on 0800 006 096.

We recommend to settle guiding dates well in advance since peak season times are often booked up. Please allow extra time in case you are held up in the mountains due to weather.

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Climbers on a guided ascent of Mt Sefton.

Guided Ascents - Popular Peaks

If you do not have aspirations of climbing peaks unguided, then simply choose a guided ascent instead of a course. The focus of these ascents is on providing you a safe and exhilarating mountain experience on one of NZ's premier peaks, rather than the 'ground up' instruction of our courses. We will require you to submit a list of tramps and climbs over the last 5 years, plus details of your fitness training before we accept you for a pure ascent.

For our ascents programme we generally plan for a 6 or 7 day expedition and a guide:client ratio of 1:1. It needs to be recognised that with shorter ascents there is less time to allow for any unfavourable weather, although we will allow some flexiibility if guiding schedules allow. We use our more experienced guides for these ascents, so you need to book well in advance.

UIAGM/IFMGA mountain guides.

 

Additional Information on peaks:

Elie de Beaumont, Hochstetter Dome, Malte Brun, Minarets, Mt. D'Archiac, Mt. Green, Torres Peak

 

+ Prices, discounts, what's included

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Some Ascent Options

Elie de Beaumont

Elie de Beaumont from the southeast.

Elie de Beaumont

(1 or 2 participants per guide.)

 

Elie de Beaumont (3109m) is technically easy and is best climbed from Kelman Hut or Tasman Saddle Hut at the head of the Taman Glacier either during a Ski Touring week or during an Intermediate Climbing Course. Late summer the route can be cut off by large crevasses on the lower Anna Glacier, left. Hence ascents of Elie de Beaumont should be planned for spring/early summer.

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Hochstetter Dome

Hochstetter Dome from the southeast.

Hochstetter Dome

(1 to 3 participants per guide.)

 

Hochstetter Dome (2810m) is a popular beginners' mountain. It is best climbed from Kelman Hut or Tasman Saddle Hut at the head of the Tasman Glacier either during a Ski Touring week or during an Intermediate Climbing Course.

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Malte Brun

Mount Malte Brun from the east.

Malte Brun

(1 participant per guide.)

 

Mount Malte Brun (3198m) is located on the eastern side of the Tasman Glacier. It enjoys more favorable weather conditions than the peaks on the Main Divide. Malte Brun provides some fine rock climbing and can be combined with good rock routes on Aigille Rouge, the peak to the south of Malte Brun. An ascent of Malte Brun involves several camps.

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Minarets

Minarets from the northeast.

Minarets

(1 or 2 participants per guide.)

 

The Minarets (3040m) are technically easy and are best climbed from Centennial Hut at the head of the Franz Josef Glacier either during a Ski Touring week or during an Intermediate Climbing Course.

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Mount D'Archiac

Mount D'Archiac from the southwest.

Mount D'Archiac

(1 participant per guide.)

 

Mount D'Archiac (2875m) is a remote peak at the head of the Godley Valley of the Aoraki Mount Cook National Park. It is climbed from the Godley Hut or from a bivouac higher on the mountain.

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Mount Green

Mount Green from the east.

Mount Green

(1 or 2 participants per guide.)

 

Mount Green (2847m) is a popular Main Divide peak best climbed from Kelman Hut or Tasman Saddle Hut at the head of the Tasman Glacier either during a Ski Touring week or during an Intermediate Climbing Course.

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Torres Peak

Torres Peak from the south.

Torres Peak

(1 participant per guide.)

 

Torres Peak (3180m) is positioned to the north-west of Mount Tasman. A traverse of both peaks is regarded as one of New Zealand's premiere climbs. Climbed from Pioneer Hut.

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