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.
Our premier alpine course is an intensive 9-day program. Your route to independent mountaineering in glaciated terrain.
A one-day refresher for rope and rock skills, to prepare for your Alpine Skills Course.
Our incredibly flexible climbing package. Create your tailored 'course' or private 'guiding' trip.
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.
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".