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Queenstown Ice & Mixed Climbing Course

Ice climbing, snow, rock, and mixed climbing...the Remarkables range is New Zealand's best easily accessible winter mixed climbing location. Winter alpine climbing involves moving over ice, snow, and rock with crampons and ice axe.  

On this 3 day course you will learn how to climb on all winter alpine terrain. This course is for people with previous climbing experience and participants should have rock climbing & belaying experience and be able to climb up to grade 18.

Each day of the course starts from Queenstown where we will pick you up from your accomodation and then drive up to the Remarkables. From here each day we will go into a different area of the Remarkables to climb. Areas that we climb in the Remarkables include the South face of Single Cone, the West face of the Remarkables, East Face of Single & Double Cone, and the alpine ridge lines of the Remarkables.

Queenstown Ice & Mixed Climbing Course skills syllabus

  • Ice & mixed climbing technique
  • Rope skills and belaying
  • Belaying/rope skills
  • Placing traditional equipment
  • Placing ice screws
  • Ice, snow, and rock anchors
  • Avalanche awareness
  • Winter climbing equipment & clothing selection

Other related trips

Technical Climbing Course

Mount Aspiring Climb


Prices are per person and in NZ dollars.


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The Queenstown Ice & Mixed Climbing Course runs from June to September

Experience Required

Previous climbing & belaying experience is essential on this course. You should have be able to rock climb up to grade 18. The 3 days are very physical so a good level of personal fitness is also required to make the most of this course.

Whats Included

The price of the program includes

  • Guide fees
  • Technical equipment hire
  • Ground transport
  • Group equipment
  • Department of Conservation concession fees

The price of the program excludes

  • Personal equipment & clothing
  • Lunch & snack food
  • Accomodation for the trip duration

More Information

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