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Snowshoers arriving at Caroline Hut
Caroline Hut
A cosy private hut in a stunning setting
Snowshoeing along Ball Ridge in front of the Caroline Face of Aoraki / Mt. Cook
Winter Wonderland
Snowshoers in front of the Caroline Face of Aoraki / Mt. Cook
Snowshoers on Kaitiaki Peak above the Ball Glacier
Professional mountain guides
Enjoy a great adventure in spectacular alpine terrain
Snowshoers on Ball Ridge in frotn of the Caroline Face of Aoraki / Mt. Cook
Equipment provided
All snowshoeing gear is included - no hidden costs

Mt. Cook Snowshoe Expedition

A snowshoe expedition to Caroline Hut

Trek through amazing winter terrain, surrounded by New Zealand's highest peaks and longest glacier. Enjoy a night in the warm, private Caroline Hut, savouring the fabulous views of the 2000m high Caroline Face of Mount Cook, New Zealand's highest ice face. Relax in its wonderful setting on the Ball Ridge, high above the Tasman Glacier, and be awed by the avalanches rumbling down Mount Cook. This is a trip for those who are willing to go the extra mile for awesome views!

 

Overview


Mt. Cook Snowshoe Expedition is a 2-3 day snowshoe trip for experienced hikers/snowshoers. You will climb up 850m to private Caroline Hut which is fully stocked so pack weight is able to be kept to a minimum. From the hut you can snowshoe up Kaitiaki Peak (2222m/7290ft) and admire stunning mountain panoramas - Mount Cook, Mount Tasman, Minarets, Elie de Beaumont, Malte Brun Range... and many more!

All gear included in our prices - even hiking boots if you need them. No need to pay extra to hire snowshoes or avalanche transceiver.

Scheduled dates


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JULY-SEPT

Mount Cook Snowshoeing dates are scheduled on a case by case basis - 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.

Equipment


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PROVIDED

Alpine Recreation provides snowshoes, ski poles, transceivers, shovels, crampons and helmets. A detailed equipment list will be sent at time of booking. Outdoor clothing, packs and boots can also be provided at no extra cost if necessary.

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.

Snowshoeing Clothing & Equipment list