Ascents Program

The Ascents Program is a guided mountaineering package for the individual climber or ski mountaineer. Set your sights high, and Alpine Guides can arrange your personalised climbing, ski mountaineering, alpine touring, or winter mixed climbing trip at Mount Cook, or beyond...

Guiding for Experienced Mountaineers

The Ascents Program best suits experienced mountaineers, and tourers. The 1:1 ratio allows attempts on more serious routes and challenging peaks. If you don't know the region we will recommend venues suitable for your experience level.

Tailored - to suit your experience

The Ascents Program is your trip. The package can be for specific peaks and locations. Alternatively book in for a week of climbing or touring, and use your guide's local knowledge to take advantage of the best conditions at the time.

The Ascents Program detailed info suggests possible objectives for summer mountaineering - and the required duration. Including: The Minarets, Mount Sefton, Mount Elie de Beaumont.


Experience required:

  • High level of aerobic fitness
  • Previous high alpine climbing experience on moderate/technical terrain
  • For beginner mountaineers we recommend an instruction course 

"Mix it up" with technical climbing instruction

The Ascents Program can mix mountaineering instruction with climbing, if required. The Ascents Program is a great way to refresh your technique after early spousal "forced retirement".

See also - Private Instruction - guiding and instruction for 2 or more people.