Wanaka is just stunning as we near Christmas – find our greetings and latest news here at the bottom of the page. Mountaineering conditions are fantastic at the moment and guided trekking excursions are on the menu as well. Iris will soon be heading to Mt Cook National Park for an overnight trip to Mueller hut and is looking forward to revisit this magic spot with guests from Finland. The Total Alpinism course from 6-12 Jan. has still two spots available for keen and fit climbers. The holiday studio at the Alpinism & Ski base is busy for the coming week but available from January onwards for visitors to our awesome paradise.
The chief guide Gaz has again been on TV with episode four of the Search and Rescue series check it out here
Ever been interested in an alpine climbing instruction course in New Zealand? learn, refresh and upgrade your skills with this:
- Total Alpinism technical mountaineering instruction
- Dates : 6th – 12th January 2013
- price NZ $ 2830 per person
- There are 3 spots left on this course, max. 4 participants
This will be our one and only scheduled course summer season 2012-13 for individuals keen to share cost and adventure. Get in touch now for more information.
Top instructor Gary Dickson in person will run this course, be prepared to get challenged in the Southern Alps. Good fitness level and some previous climbing experience is expected as this is more for intermediate mountaineers then total beginners.
It is never too late to learn the tricks for safe Alpinism practices – and it’s never to early to get organized for a mountaineering course. Therefore, we have fixed the dates for:
the first 2013 scheduled Total Alpinism 7 day instruction course
from Sunday 6th – Saturday 12th January 2013
learn/improve your technical mountaineering skills, gain the necessary knowledge for safe rock and ice climbing. Simply book by email and/or get in touch with any questions.
- ice climbing, alpine rock climbing
- anchor selection, placement and set up
- intermediate-advanced crampon technique
- equipment selection
- route planning and mountain weather
- glacier travel
- crevasse rescue – mechanical advantage systems
- rock rescue
- rope handling, abseiling, belaying, knots
- climbing roped up – moving together on runners/ridge travel
- avalanche awareness
As a private mountaineering instruction course is starting, the countdown for the
Intro to Alpinism 20-25th Feb. $ 2426 pp
booking deadline is approaching. This is the last week to reserve a spot in this summer’s scheduled beginners alpine climbing course. Learn with a qualified mountain guide how to have a lot of fun safely in the mountains:
Technical Mountaineering Skills for all your Alpinism Adventures
send an email for further details, the sooner the better and the latest by 3rd of Feb.
Sign on before the 3rd and your ‘home stay night in the climber’s bunk room’ at the Alpinism & Ski base is free of charge for the night before the course