It’s suitable for beginners keen to experience snow, ice and rock scrambling for the first time and regular alpine trampers wanting to refresh their skills for alpine hiking.
Our highly-experienced instructors will provide you with a solid grounding to increase your level of skill and knowledge. All of our alpine instructors have New Zealand Outdoor Instructors Association (NZOIA) qualifications and our instructor to client ratio is kept at a maximum of 1:6.
NOTE: the Introduction to Winter Mountaineering course teaches you core skills to move around in an alpine environment. We can also offer technical mountaineering skills courses, including the alpine climbing skills needed to summit the Remarkables Mountains and navigate their exposed ridges. See our Technical Mountain Skills page or contact us for more information.
This course is a great place to start your journey exploring the winter mountain environment. It will give you the core skills needed to build your experience in the snow and confidence to try a local peak in winter conditions, or a transalpine tramp. We are happy to recommend the most appropriate content and course length for you if you contact us for more information.
This course is usually available from June until October. The length of the course can be anything from 1-3 days, depending on your learning objectives and experience. Please contact us to discuss current conditions and your aspirations. We also offer a Summer Alpine Skills course, which is usually available November until April.
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