Ascent Preparation & Guided Ascents
We specialise in guided ascents of the classic peaks such as Mt Cook, Mt Tasman, and Mt Aspiring. We also offer guided ascents of less crowded (and more technically interesting and challenging) mountains throughout the Southern Alps. If you would like to climb a mountain ‘off the beaten track’, we can also help you choose a peak to suit your abilities and aspirations.
Guided Ascent Options
We offer two types of programs. Our Ascent Preparation Program incorporates acclimatisation and skills refresher training prior to your Guided Ascent. The Ascent Preparation Program is run for up to 2 participants maximum (depending on the mountain to be climbed) and is designed to provide preparation training in the 2-3 days lead up to your guided ascent.
For those climbers who have previous mountaineering experience (or have completed our Advanced Mountaineering Course or equivalent), you may book the Guided Ascent without the Ascent Preparation Program. Guided Ascents are generally 1:1 or 1:2 guide to client ratio and the duration is usually 6 days (although this can be flexible to suit your schedule).
Course Dates: Our Ascent Preparation Program and Guided Ascents run on demand throughout October to April. Please contact us for further information.
Private Courses: As with our other courses, these trips can only be booked for individuals and/or private groups.
Testimonials “Over the past six years I have undertaken numerous guided ascents with Wolfgang. I have many memorable climbs and have happily ticked off all the major summits on my mountaineering ‘to do’ list! I highly recommend climbing with Wolfgang, he knows this business inside and out and his abilities as a mountain guide are second to none. I have always appreciated Wolfgang’s ability to make even the most challenging climb an adventure that we tackle as a team. I plan to do more challenging ascents with Wolfgang in the future!” ~ Peter, Switzerland.
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