Climbing School - Mountaineering Courses, Summer & Winter
Develop your alpine climbing skills on snow, rock, and ice with Alpine Guides climbing school over summer or winter. Our courses cater for absolute beginners to experienced mountaineers. You just need to be fit, and keen to get out there!
Summer (November to April) is the best time to learn and develop mountaineering skills in New Zealand. Winter (July - early October) is the time to hone specialised technique.
All Alpine Guides courses feature
- Small group sizes
- Low guide/participant ratios
- Professional qualified mountain guides
- Great food
- Most technical gear provided free of charge
Our 6 day beginner course. An introduction to mountaineering. No climbing skills required.
Your introduction to high alpine mountaineering. Our most comprehensive mountaineering course.
One and a half day refresher for your rope and rock skills, to prepare for your TMC.
Our incredibly flexible climbing package. Create your tailored 'course' or private 'guiding' trip.
5 days - climb steep water-ice on our ice climbing safari - beginner to advanced options.
4 days - introduction to survival skills and winter back country travel on foot.
Get out of the gym and into the mountains - 5 day course for multi-pitch and beginner trad.
A 10 day multi-pitch alpine rock course, deep into the big mountains of the Southern Alps.
Prepare for your Seven Summits mission. 8 days training in Mount Cook National Park.
5-day Easter instruction course, focusing on travel in glaciated terrain, and crevasse rescue.
Answers to your questions about Alpine Guides mountain courses and guiding trips.
A complete Mountain Education
Instead of dry technical skills, we focus on teaching awareness of all mountain terrain, weather, and snow conditions.
This makes a more complete "mountain education".