Ice Climbing Experience

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 person

Booking Terms and Conditions

Minimum of 3 people required to operate

  • Departures: 08:00 every day October-April, by arrangement.
  • Included: Professional guide services
    Technical Gear
    2 helicopter flights
  • Meet at: 08:00, Alpine Guides base, Mount Cook.
  • Gear provided:
    Download the Equipment List
  • 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