Coming up for Mountain Guide, Gary Dickson is a 7 day Alpine climbing skills course , based in the Mt Cook alpine climbing region, Southern Alps, New Zealand.
Coming up in December, IFMGA Mountain Guide Gary Dickson will be delivering a classic week long Alpine skills course for Alpine Guides Aoraki. Have a desire to learn from one of New Zealands leading mountaineering instructors?
IFMGA mountain guide Gaz has just arrived back from Mt Cook region where he has spent seven days teaching alpine climbing skills to 6 students with fellow IFMGA mountain guide Dave McKinley.
IFMGA Mountain Guide Gary is just back from the Mt Cook, Tasman Saddle area having just completed a 7 day Alpine Guides private instruction course for two clients who wanted to learn/hone their skills for further alpine climbing in the NZ southern alps. The weather was pretty windy, making for spectacular weather clouds( which were fantastic examples to see and learn from) and the neve is well filled in making for easy glacier travel/access/egress for upcoming mountaineering trips.
Finally I have got myself into the 21st century one might say…I have an iphone, and hence alpine pics taken with it on our most recent trip.
Here some pics from Pioneer hut, Head of the Fox Glacier – a week with Tomasz and Lida from Shanghai. A great course up there alpine climbing and learning skills like ice climbing on a perfect icewall up near the 2nd pioneer hut site.
End of March/start of April had Mountain Guide Gary Dickson and Kasia and Tim from Australia head into the mountains for a 6 day Alpine climbing instruction course .Based out of Plateau hut , covering, knots, hitches, roping up for glacier travel, belays, cramponing and ice climbing, anchors, mountain weather, avalanche, etc…….
February saw IFMGA Mountain Guide Gary and Tomasz and Lida from Shanghai head into Tasman Saddle for a 7 day alpine climbing instruction course
Decemebr 2017 had Mountain Guide Gary Dickson head up to the Mount Cook Climbing region to instruct an Alpine climbing course.
In October, Gary headed into the head of the Tasman Glacier, based at Tasman Saddle hut with clients Mark and Rachel. Learing the skills of ski mountaineering in preparation for a trip May 2017 to Denali. Cold snowy weather conditions provided perfect conditions to test gear , back country skiing / ski touring techniques , learn and apply technical mountaineering skills and weather and avalanche knowledge.
In the middle of the July/August Swiss climbing season , Grant and Gary spent a week in the Swiss Alps working on developing Grants intermediate and advanced climbing techniques/skills for smooth, efficient ascent and descent of big peaks.