Canterbury is a dramatic landscape dominated by towering rugged mountains including Mt Cook – New Zealand’s tallest mountain. Canterbury Mountaineering is a thrilling pastime of exploring nature at its very best, wildest and most extreme. Canterbury mountaineering can be physically strenuous and is best suited for the physically fit while more extreme mountaineering is suited to experienced climbers. If you wish to explore the wonders of Canterbury’s many alpine ranges, then join an alpine guide today and enjoy the experience and security of a trained guide. more
Canterbury mountaineering is rewarding and adventurous, but weather conditions can change abruptly and dangerously and caution is always advised. Discover Canterbury’s alpine marvels, hike over New Zealand’s largest glaciers and trek through hard to access valleys and over towering mountain ridges.
Mobile-friendly - Aspiring Guides provides guided ascents of NZ's highest, most iconic peaks such as Mt Cook and Mt Aspiring, as well as offering mountaineering instruction courses and multi-day trekking. In winter join us for backcountry skiing & snowboard touring on NZ's glaciated terrain or from our private huts. Learn backcountry skiing, avalanche awareness & ice-climbing on our winter courses.
Mobile-friendly - Follow in Sir Edmund Hillary's footsteps as you climb up the Ball Ridge to view the mighty Caroline Face front-on - New Zealand's highest ice face. From Caroline Hut, your private refuge for the night, you look out over the Tasman Glacier and its surrounding peaks, the highest in New Zealand. Fit hikers love this challenge!
Mobile-friendly - Described as a "hidden gem" by powderhounds.com, Broken River Ski Area offers fantastic off-piste terrain for adventurous low-intermediate to expert skiers and boarders. The open powder bowls and steep chutes, stunning scenery and authentic, uncrowded, welcoming atmosphere make for a memorable experience. The on-mountain DBB accommodation is just 15 minutes walk from the ski tow.
Mobile-friendly - The Tasman Glacier is the largest of several glaciers which flow south and east towards the Mackenzie Basin from the Southern Alps in New Zealand’s South Island. At 27 kilometres (17 mi) in length, Tasman Glacier is New Zealand’s longest glacier. Witness the beauty of the Tasman Glacier Lake and the stunning ice formations from the helicopter. Available Oct–April.
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