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
Our 6-day beginner course. An introduction to general mountaineering. Spring & early-summer.
Core Mountain Skills
A 5-day beginner course. An introduction to summer mountaineering. No climbing skills required.
Alpine Skills Course (ASC)
Your 7-day comprehensive introduction to alpine climbing and glaciers.
Technical Mountaineering Course
Our premier alpine course. An intensive 9-day program. Your route to independent climbing in glaciated terrain.
Alpine Skills Tune-up
A one-day refresher for rope and rock skills, to prepare for your Alpine Skills Course.
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.
Our incredibly flexible climbing package. Create your tailored 'course' or private 'guiding' trip.
Expedition Training Course
Prepare for your Seven Summits mission. 8 days training in Mount Cook National Park.
Mixed Climbing Course
5-day technical winter climbing course. Build on and extend your summer mountaineering skill base.
Ice Climbing Instruction
Climb steep water-ice. July and August. 3 to 5-day options - for beginner to advanced.
Winter Mountain Skills
4 days - an introduction to mountaineering skills and winter travel on foot.
Alpine Guides expedition to climb the highest peak in the Southern Hemisphere - 6,960 metres - starts in Mendoza, Argentina
Alpine Ski Touring
Explore the glaciers of Mount Cook/Westland. Privately arranged tours, 5+ days.
A multi-day guiding package for individuals. Ideal for experienced mountaineers.
The Footstool Guided Ascent
A 3-day climbing package on to the Footstool, towering 1,700 above Mt Cook Village.
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.
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.
Mount Cook Heli Snowshoeing
Adventure at altitude. Explore amazing snowy mountain tops with NZ’s biggest views. June to October.
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. Running every fine day.
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.