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Alpine Guides, Mt Cook New Zealand

Alpine Guides professional IFMGA/NZMGA mountain guides are based year-round in Aoraki Mount Cook National Park, and work throughout the Southern Alps.

Brisbane Info Night

Arthur will be in Brisbane promoting Alpine Guides snow, ice, and rock climbing trips - Wednesday 24 September 2014.

This is an informal evening outlining what can be achieved in summer and winter, within the context of our courses and private guiding. Complimentary drinks and light snacks will be served.

6 to 7pm at Backtrack Travel's office - 222 Barry Parade, Fortitude Valley. Please RSVP

Summer climbing season is almost here

In New Zealand summer is the best time of year to learn the basics of alpine mountaineering, or climb one of NZ's highest peaks - Mount Cook, Mt Aspiring, Malte Brun - or your "significant other" objective.

Guiding the Southern Alps Since 1966

Alpine Guides (a.k.a. AGL) is New Zealand's longest established mountain guiding company. The reasons: professional guides, reliability, location, and a dedication to safety. Discover the Alpine Guides difference ›




Mountain Experience Course

Mountain Experience Course (MEC)

Our 6-day introduction to mountaineering covers all the basics.


Gain new skills and independence for your future mountain adventures.

Based at Mount Cook, all technical gear is provided free of charge.

Read more here ›


Mountaineering - Summer 2014/15

Summer mounatin guiding

Tackle NZ's highest peaks with our expert mountain guides, or develop your skills on our instruction program.


Instruction Courses ›

Mountain Guiding Options ›

New Zealand Expeditions ›


Winter Courses, Guiding, & Ski Touring

Winter courses and guiding.

Winter (July-October) is the time for specialists. Learn to ice climb, avalanche safety skills, or explore the mountains on skis, snowshoes or snowboard...

Winter Mountaineering Courses ›

Winter Mountain Guiding ›

Ski Touring ›

Helicamp ›