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Private Mountain Guiding in NZ
November - April individuals and teams have the opportunity to engage the service of Gary Dickson, internationally qualified, highly experienced mountain guide, to enjoy climbing fine summits.
About our Private Mountain Guiding - Pure Alpinism
The Southern Alps in New Zealand offer mountain guiding adventures second to none - some of the most stunning alpine wilderness and mountain climbing terrain on the earth's crust is in NZ's National Parks. There are 26 peaks over 3000m in New Zealand, some very remote and others easily accessible. Numerous magnificent peaks below this altitude also offer a great range of climbing from steep and hard to classic and easy....there is something for every alpinist.
Summit weeks on the Eastern side of the Main Divide or West Coast are a common feature of the Alpinism and Ski private mountain guiding program. A ratio of 1:2 is possible on easy to moderate peaks, especially if the climbers have previous experience together with ice axe and crampons. 1:1 is appropriate for the icy classics.
What to expect on our private mountain guiding trips
A very successful way to approach mountaineering in NZ is to set aside a week but no specific goal. When meeting your mountain guide and after looking at weather patterns and conditions, you'll leave for the most appropriate venue to maximize your precious alpine mountain climbing adventure.
Tasman Saddle hut at the head of the Tasman Glacier on the Eastern side of the divide is one of the bases for a pure alpinism week. Centennial or Pioneer huts on the West Coast are the epicenter of some of the country’s finest private mountain guiding.
Pre-Requisites for Private Mountain Guiding
If you bring a reasonable amount of fitness and enthusiasm, we can choose together the appropriate peaks(s) for your level of experience and stamina.
*note:prices are in NZ$ and include GST (our goods & services tax of 15 %)
Need any help to organize your private
mountain guiding adventure?
in the Swiss Alps
July /August or NZ again from Nov. 2019 after our guided ski touring
To become an internationally fully qualified mountain guide takes approximately five years of training and assessment. Kiwi guides are trained and assessed through the New Zealand Mountain Guides Association (NZMGA) which is overseen by the International Federation of Mountain Guides Association (IFMGA).