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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.

Summer season is winding down, but not finished

April is our last 'official' month of the season. Typically this is a great time for working on your mountaineering skills with a refresher like our Glacier Experience Course - with firm climbing conditions and great overnight freezes.

Early April (before the days get too short) is also the time to think about alpine rock and major peaks like Malte Brun.

Guide availability is limited through April, so get in touch soon to make a booking.

Winter 2015 ski touring, courses, and guiding

Our winter program has been updated with new slants to some of our regular options. If you like it cool, take a look at what's on offer ›

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 ›




Buy our Technical Mountaineering Manual

Alpine Guides Technical Manual

Revised and updated in 2014. Our professionally bound 92 page book is your essential reference for mountaineering

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Ski Mountaineering Course (SMC)

Ski MountaineeringCourse (SMC)

Our 6 day big-mountain ski descent program. July - September.

Fly deep into the vast, glaciated terrain of Mount Cook National Park for a week of unforgettable ski lines.

Join a scheduled group, or arrange a private trip tailored to your team.

Read more here ›


Summer Courses and Mountain Guiding

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 options ›

Helicamp ›