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, lunch and private guide are included, 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 Private Groups Big Adventure

With a low maximum guide to guest ratio, and a private guide for each trip, everyone gets the chance to become an ice climbing hero!


Price: from NZ$610 per person

Booking Terms and Conditions
  • 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
  • Pricing: One Person $2,075
    2 People $1,075 per-person
    3 People $750 per-person
    4 people $610 per-person