Grab your crampons and ice axes and come with Alpine Guides on an exhilarating single-day ice climbing mission at Mount Cook.
We climb in the lower 'white ice' zone of the Tasman Glacier, a 12-minute helicopter ride from Mt Cook Airport. From the landing site, it is a 15 to 20-minute walk down to your climbing venue.
Here, the ice forms massive pressure ridges, which offer fantastic climbing opportunities, right through the warmer months.
All technical equipment is provided, plus 2 thrilling helicopter rides in and out of the mountains.
Perfect for Beginners
Never climbed ice? You will have a blast! Your guide will introduce you to the sport with some easy pitches - before you stretch out to greater challenges - if you are game.
Late-season conditions allow for more experienced climbers to work on technique. If you want a more 'advanced' day talk to us prior to booking. Our guides can put together a more challenging day, with instruction and coaching to develop your skills.
Small Groups Big Adventure
With a low maximum guide to guest ratio, everyone gets the chance to become an ice climbing hero!
Price: NZ$750 per personBooking Terms and Conditions
Minimum of 3 people required to operate
- Departures: 08:00 every day October-April, by arrangement.
- Included: Professional guide services
2 helicopter flights
- Meet at: 08:00, Alpine Guides base, Mount Cook.
- Gear provided:
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- Experience Needed: Basic fitness and a sense of adventure
- Maximum guide ratio: Up to '4' people per guide
- Age restriction: Minimum of '12' years old