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Beginners Mountaineering Course
This instruction course is for beginner mountaineers/ alpinists wanting to learn the skills for safe travel and climbing in the alpine environment
About our introductory/beginners Mountaineering courses
A 6 day climbing instruction course is perfect for those wanting low key alpine adventures, snow covered alpine pass crossings or simply to experience the mountains and learn a few of the basic skills to get around in the alpine world. It is a perfect start to future, bigger alpinism projects.
The course takes place in an alpine setting, experiencing glorious moments in the Southern Alps and mountain vista sunsets. Beginner mountaineering courses will typically fly into a location like:
The decision where to go is usually dictated by the prevailing weather and forecast, the group's experience and aspirations and conditions at the time of snow cover and glacier access.
Beginners Mountaineering Course Objectives
Contact us anytime: e-mail us please
For summer season 2018-19, just ask about mountain guide availability: email or simply call us
All courses in NZ with Gary Dickson, IFMGA/NZMGA mountain guide, are (since Oct. 2015) in collaboration with
Pre-trip information and discussions are available from us anytime.
Our Instruction Clients say
"Had a brilliant 6 days at top of Fox and F.
Joseph Glaciers being taught mountaineering skills, climbing out
of a crevasse the highlight!! Very professional, experienced guiding
and teaching from Gary and awesome meals from both Gary in the huts
and Iris back in Wanaka. Thank you very much, it has been a fantastic
course. Will definitely recommend and lovely Ziggy an added bonus".
Had an excellent time and one of the best instructed courses I've ever been on. Gary is a mountaineering expert. PS: Iris is a great cook."
Shaun Hazell, Australia
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To become an internationally fully qualified mountain guide takes approximately five years of training and assessment. Kiwi guides are trained and assessed through the New Zealand Mountain Guides Association (NZMGA) which is overseen by the International Federation of Mountain Guides Association (IFMGA).
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