Mountaineering Courses Overview
Our Beginner/Intermediate course provide mountaineering instruction and training for beginners through to intermediate level climbers. These courses are suited to those new to mountaineering or those who are ready to advance their skills to the next level. For those with basic experience, the course is a great way to refresh your skills and learn more advanced techniques such as lead climbing.
For more experienced climbers, the Advanced Course is your next step and involves steeper and more challenging terrain where you can really test your skills and endurance. The Beginner/Intermediate and Advanced courses can be done back to back over a two week period. This will give you the best chance to hone your skills by climbing up to Grade 3 peaks in the Mt Cook National Park.
All our courses are privately run and tailored to your individual requirements (you can book for one or make up your own group of friends). The advantage of a private course is the course is tailored to your skill level and aspirations and thus you are much more likely to achieve your goals. Private courses are also ideal they allow for much greater flexibility to book a course on a date that suits you, plus the itinerary is very flexible.
Our courses cater for one participant up to a maximum of 4 participants per guide. Our low participant to guide ratio maximises safety and ensures that each participant receives quality instruction and training. Courses are run on demand from October to April,
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Mountaineering Courses Testimonials
“I want to thank you very much for making the guided ascent such a rewarding experience for me. I have taken a lot of good things from it. It was a privilege for me to be able to go to the edge of my current limits, and I appreciate your determination and expertise in getting me there safely. I feel a real sense of achievement which I owe to you and which I cannot underestimate. In my opinion you are a fantastic guide and I would recommend you to anyone. The trip has encouraged me to keep working on my fitness and I look forward to us taking on more climbs in the future. I would be keen to plan another trip, maybe with skills and fitness acquisition as the main objectives. If you could let me know when you might be free, and when would be a good time to plan something, that would be great. Thanks again!” ~ Dan, New Zealand.
“On our Beginner Mountaineering Course, Wolfgang worked with us to ensure that the week was highly personalized to the types of activities we were looking for and the skills we wanted to learn and practice. We enjoyed several days of rock climbing skills and practice, culminating in a challenging multi-pitch climb, a summit day, ice climbing and glacier travel. Each day we learned all the necessary skills to do these things safely. Wolfgang’s experience and knowledge of the mountains is second to none, and he was an excellent judge of our abilities, enabling us to have rewarding experiences and achieve things we didn’t think possible, but at the same time we always felt safe and confident in his leadership. The course enabled us to return home to Australia with the skills and confidence to begin climbing independently, and for this alone the course was a great investment. We hope to climb again with Wolfgang in the future and look forward to hearing more about some of the exciting trips they are dreaming up.” ~ Mat & Larissa, Australia.