mountaineering instruction coursesMountain Instruction - Courses in New Zealand

Learn to be an independent mountain climber, improve your alpine skills in the mountain environment with an alpine climbing instruction course.

Gary Dickson is New Zealand's leading expert instructor, a fully qualified IFMGA professional mountain guide since 1995 and from 2010-1016 President of NZMGA. His speciality are high level teaching skills to present instruction packages. He has been used by some of the world's special elite forces. His courses are designed to allow you to realise your alpine potential. Instruction is available in New Zealand's Southern Alps.

Beginners Mountaineering Course - Intro to Alpinism

Alpine climbing instruction for beginners wanting to learn technical mountaineering skills for safe travel in the mountain environment. Have some fun and enjoy the Southern Alps of New Zealand while acquiring some tricks from your mountain guide. >>read more

Intermediate to advanced Climbing Course - Total Alpinism

Learn the latest and/or refresh your mountaineering, rock and ice climbing skills and technical knowledge on an Alpinism and Ski intermediate - advanced climbing course. >>read more

Private Mountaineering Instruction

Gary Dickson is an alpine climbing instruction specialist and enjoys providing top quality mountaineering courses at all levels as well as alpinism experiences par excellence. Private technical mountaineering instruction courses can be a combination of being taught alpine skills and being guided up a peak you have in mind. >>read more or see also ascents.

Avalanche Course

Be safe in the backcountry on your skis or snow board as well as summer mountaineering adventures. Learn about avalanches and how to be safe in avalanche terrain. >>read more

Switzerland Climbing Course Sorry not availble with us for now as obviously Covid has changed the program for the future, enquire about guides recommendations

Learn to climb mountains in the home of mountaineering - the Swiss Alps. Acquire the skills for via ferratas, rock and ice climbing and enjoy the special mountaineering culture of central Europe. >>read more

Sustainability practices while mountaineering, learn more on an instruction course, here a lot of packaging is taken out before heading into the mountains

Mountaineering and alpine climbing instruction courses in New Zealand

Mountaineering courses again from Nov. 2021

For your very own alpinism instruction and adventures simply call us or

email for details and if you need help to get your very own mountaineering instruction and alpine climbing week organised


All courses in New Zealand

with mountain guide

Gary Dickson, IFMGA/NZMGA, are now in collaboration with

Alpine Guides (Aoraki) Ltd.

Bookings will go through their office and will be subject to their booking conditions. Trips with Gary will be run as per AGL's concession and safety management system requirements.

Pre-trip information and discussions are available from us anytime.

Mountaineering Instruction Course clients say:

'Well, this has been a fantastic end to my NZ adventures. Gary and Iris thank you so much for a truly memorable week of mountain experiences and great kiwi hospitality. Under Gary's expert eye I've learnt so much... cramponing, ice-climbing and especially how to julienne carrots... ' Glen from England

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Alpinism & Ski Ltd, Wanaka, New Zealand :: Ph 027 229 5534 :: e-mail: info@alpinismski.co.nz