Ski Mountaineering Course (SMC)
6 days - our big mountain ski descent program, hut-based, in glaciated terrain.
Backcountry Avalanche Course
4 days - certified avalanche safety course, run in real backcountry and heliski terrain.
Aoraki Mount Cook Expedition
New Zealand's highest peak is a long, physically demanding climb of moderate technical difficulty by the standard route.Learn More
Mountain Experience Course (MEC)
Our 6 day beginner course. An introduction to mountaineering. No climbing skills required.
Alpine Skills Course (ASC)
Your 7-day comprehensive introduction to alpine climbing and glaciers.
Technical Mountaineering Course (TMC)
Our premier alpine course is an intensive 9-day program. Your route to independent mountaineering in glaciated terrain.
Alpine Skills Tune-up
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.
Alpine Guides expedition to climb the highest peak in the Southern Hemisphere - 6,960 metres - starts in Mendoza, Argentina
Ice Climbing Instruction
Climb steep water-ice. July and August. 3 to 5-day options - for beginner to advanced.
Winter Mountain Skills
4 days - introduction to survival skills and winter back country travel on foot.
Alpine Ski Touring
Explore the glaciers of Mount Cook/Westland. Privately arranged tours, 5+ days.
Intro to Alpine Rock Course
Get out of the gym and into the mountains - 5 day course for multi-pitch and beginner trad.
Technical Alpine Rock Course
A 10 day multi-pitch alpine rock course, deep into the big mountains of the Southern Alps.
A multi-day guiding package for individuals. Ideal for experienced mountaineers.
Hochstetter Dome Guided Climb
A 4-day climbing package to one of the classic snow and ice peaks of the Southern Alps. Available year-round.
Expedition Training Course
Prepare for your Seven Summits mission. 8 days training in Mount Cook National Park.
Malte Brun Expedition
The highest peak in the Malte Brun range, and one of NZ's classic alpine rock summits.
Mount Tasman Expedition
Mt Tasman is a serious and committing mission for the fit and experienced alpinist.
Mount Aspiring Expedition
The "Matterhorn of the Southern Alps", is the highest peak in NZ, outside the Mount Cook region.
A 5 or 6 day guiding package for peaks close to Mt Cook Village. Great for those with limited time.
Classic Alpine Rock Ascents
Get off the beaten track and climb NZ's stunning alpine rock peaks.
Arrowsmith Range Touring
4 day ski tours amongst the big peaks of Canterbury's Arrowsmith Range - based from Cameron Hut.
Ideal for a shorter tailored trip (1 to 4 days), let us know your experience, ambitions, and available dates...
Light-weight spring tours in Mount Cook Heliski's exclusive terrain.
Ice Climbing Experience
Single-day ice climbing trips on the huge pressure ridges and folds of the Tasman's hard glacial ice. October to April
Tasman Glacier Heli Hike
A 3-hour adventure exploring the white ice of the mighty Tasman Glacier. 3 x trips a day October to April.
Tasman Glacier Névé Adventure
A half-day mission to the upper Tasman Glacier. Delve into the ice-falls, caves and seracs as you journey downstream.
Plateau Hut Overnight
Stay at one of NZ's most iconic mountain huts and trek to the summit of a glaciated peak.
Sefton Bivouac Overnight
An overnight hike to the oldest hut in the National Park - and one of the most scenic spots - for the fit and adventurous.
Mueller Hut Overnight
Over 1,000-metre ascent to scale Mount Ollivier (1,933 metres), with an overnight at Mueller Hut.
F.A.Q. / General Questions
Answers to your questions about Alpine Guides mountain courses and guiding trips.
Tasman Glacier Ice Trek
A half-day helihike for fit guests. Roam the upper 'hard' ice of the glacier and uncover its many secrets. October to April.
Mount Sebastopol Day Climb
A 750-metre vertical guided trek and climb to the closest peak to Mount Cook Village.