Why choose Alpine Guides?

You've probably looked around, and are wondering, "beyond the names of your packages - what's the difference between Alpine Guides and the rest? ". Here's 7 reasons to choose us.

1. We give a damn!

Alpine Guides is a small privately owned NZ company. We are passionate about the mountains, and about sharing experiences in them.

2. Unbeatable Location - Aoraki Mount Cook National Park

We are based in Aoraki Mount Cook National Park, in the heart of NZ mountaineering. We have the country’s highest peaks and most extensive glaciation on our doorstep.

4. NZMGA/IFMGA Guides

All our mountain guides are professionals, qualified through the IFMGA / NZMGA. Alpine Guides complies with (and exceeds) NZMGA guidelines of safe practice. Learn more about our guides here

5. Supporting our clients from start to finish

Base support staff 7 days/week, FM radio network/comms, air transport coordination, local accommodation, avalanche forecasting, equipment rental and free use of our technical gear.

6. Get Real : Your Safety & Real Experiences

Mountain guiding is not about being reckless. Your safety while enjoying the mountains is our overriding concern.

On our trips, you'll get excitement a-plenty. You'll visit amazing places, develop new skills, and at times will be challenged. But we want you to go home alive, and hopefully, enriched by your time here.

All our trips and courses are realistic, and they need to be when set against the scale of the terrain and range of conditions that our dynamic climate can deliver. We have developed, tested, and refined our guiding program to give the best chance of success.

7. Finally, no hidden costs and transparent pricing

Right from the start, we are up front about what you are getting for your money. All our packages include everything you need for a successful trip. We believe in transparency, so there’s no nasty hidden costs at the end of your trip.