mountaineering instruction coursesMountain Instruction - Courses in New Zealand and Switzerland

Learn to be an independent mountain climber, improve your alpine skills in the mountain environment with an alpine climbing instruction course.

Chief guide and director Gary Dickson is New Zealand's leading expert instructor, a fully qualified IFMGA professional mountain guide since 1995 and presently also the President of NZMGA. He has hand-picked a group of the best co-mountain guides with high level teaching skills to present an instruction package, used by some of the world's special elite forces and designed to allow you to realise your alpine potential. Instruction is available in New Zealand's Southern Alps or the Swiss Alps.

Beginners Mountaineering Course - Intro to Alpinism

Alpine climbing instruction for beginners wanting to learn technical mountaineering skills for safe travel in the mountain environment. Have some fun and enjoy the Southern Alps of New Zealand while acquiring some tricks from your mountain guide. >>read more

Intermediate to advanced Climbing Course - Total Alpinism

Learn the latest and/or refresh your mountaineering, rock and ice climbing skills and technical knowledge on an Alpinism and Ski intermediate - advanced climbing course. >>read more

Private Mountaineering Instruction

Our Alpinism and Ski guides are alpine climbing instruction specialists and enjoy providing top quality mountaineering courses at all levels as well as alpinism experiences par excellence. Private technical mountaineering instruction courses can be a combination of being taught alpine skills and being guided up a peak you have in mind. >>read more or see also ascents.

Avalanche Course

Be safe in the backcountry on your skis or snow board as well as summer mountaineering adventures. Learn about avalanches and how to be safe in avalanche terrain. >>read more

Switzerland Climbing Course

Learn to climb mountains in the home of mountaineering - the Swiss Alps. Acquire the skills for via ferratas, rock and ice climbing and enjoy the special mountaineering culture of central Europe. >>read more

Sustainability practices while mountaineering, learn more on an instruction course.

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Mountain Instruction NZ summer 2014:
only April left
Mountaineering courses in Europe: from 23.6.-29.8.2014

Do you need two mountain guides for your group? Chief mountain guide Gaz and Callum Grant are your top team - just check about availability

Mountaineering Instruction Course clients say:

'Well, this has been a fantastic end to my NZ adventures. Gary and Iris thank you so much for a truly memorable week of mountain experiences and great kiwi hospitality. Under Gary's expert eye I've learnt so much... cramponing, ice-climbing and especially how to julienne carrots... ' Glen from England

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Alpinism & Ski Ltd, Wanaka, New Zealand :: Ph/fax: +64 3 443 65 93 :: e-mail: info@alpinismski.co.nz