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

Not Sure Where to Start?

See our Course Progression Chart and find the right fit for you. 

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".