The New Zealand Mountaineering Course is designed to give you a solid & comprehensive introduction to modern mountaineering & climbing techniques. The course teaches participants the important skills to be able to climb safely & independently in high alpine areas & glaciated mountain's around the world.
The New Zealand Mountaineering Course is a great place to start if you are planning on climbing New Zealand's highest mountains such as Mt Cook and Mt Aspiring or other significant peaks throughout the worlds great ranges.
Queenstown Mountain Guides philosophy is learning skills while climbing & we will aim to climb as many peaks as possible as part of the course so participants can see how the skills they are learning are applied to mountain terrain. Participants will have the opportunity to practice skills for themselves while under the careful supervision of the guide.
New Zealand's steep & heavily glaciated mountain areas are the perfect environment for learning mountaineering skills. We base the New Zealand Mountaineering course from helicopter accessed high mountain huts deep in the heart of New Zealand's highest mountains.
New Zealand Mountaineering course skills syllabus
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"The mountaineering course with Mike Madden from Queenstown Mountain Guides was a huge step up in our mountaineering training. Mike is an amazing guide and instructor with literally a world of experience. Upon meeting Mike in Queenstown we knew this is a guy who knows his stuff. We instantly felt in safe hands. Covering a range of skills including glacier travel, crevasse rescue, ice climbing and many rope skills we feel ready to take on the next challenge. Mike has instilled in us not only a range of skills and safety consciousness that will serve us for years to come but a real sense of what is possible for us to achieve. If you want to experience an awesome week in the spectacular New Zealand mountains then call Queenstown Mountain Guides. You will love it! Thanks Mike." R Holland, Australia