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Mount Dixon as seen from Plateau Hut
Mount Dixon : 3004m
Technical snow, ice and mixed climbing
Mount Dixon summit
UIAGM / NZMGA mountain guides
Celebrating the summit of Mount Dixon
Views over the Tasman Valley and glacier lake
Stunning views
Descending the summit ridge of Mt. Dixon
Plateau Hut and the Hochstetter Icefall
Plateau Hut
Overlooking the Hochstetter Icefall

Mount Dixon

Mt Dixon Guided Ascent

Mount Dixon (3004m) is a beautiful pyramid shaped peak located on the edge of the Grand Plateau, and is one of the best vantage points for viewing its neighbours, New Zealand's most iconic peaks - including Aoraki/Mt. Cook and Mt. Tasman. Mount Dixon can be a good preparation for Mount Cook, but is a fantastic climb in its own right. It is climbed from Plateau Hut and an ascent typically takes 8-12 hours. The ascent involves steep snow, ice and mixed climbing.

Guide Availability


The peak climbing season for Mount Dixon ascents is November to March, 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.

Venue: Plateau Hut


Plateau Hut, built in 2005, is the base from which you climb Mount Cook. It is a public hut that works on a first-come first-served basis and cannot be pre-booked. Climbers must carry their own sleeping bags and food to the hut as well as some party equipment and their personal equipment. Plateau Hut photos...



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.