Expedition Training Course
Alpine Guides Expedition Training Course will prepare you for 7 Summits expedition-style mountaineering in the Himalaya, Andes, Pacific North-West, or anywhere on Earth.
Big mountain training at "low" altitude
Aoraki Mount Cook area offers Himalayan vertical scale, steep glaciers, and fast-changing weather. The benefit of training here is the high-altitude feel, without the dangers of extreme cold and lack of oxygen.
8 Days of high alpine immersion
Our Expedition Course base camp is at a prime location deep in Mt Cook National Park. We fly you in and out, to avoid heavy load carrying, and to maximise training time.
During your 8 days you will focus on camp management, fixed line techniques, and how to travel and climb safety in extreme glaciated mountain terrain.
Instruction topics include:
- Trip planning and preparation
- Camp management skills
- Crampon and ice axe technique
- Rope skills - including “fixed” rope techniques
- Decision making/risk analysis at altitude
- Glacier travel techniques
- Anchors on snow and rock
- High level of fitness
- Trekking/tramping experience