Adventure News 17 March 2017
Our Mont Blanc Course and Ascent combines the opportunity to learn new mountaineering techniques or to brush up on those rudimentary skills along with an ascent of Europe's most renowned and popular climb, Mont Blanc. Initial instructional days include snow and ice-craft training, followed by an ascent of another nearby mountain in preparation for the Mont Blanc summit attempt in the final days of the course. A must do for any aspiring mountaineers, the course and ascent program can be run on a 1:1 or 1:2 ratio, you can come alone or bring a friend to enjoy the exhilaration of a completely new experience and make inroads into the world of mountaineering. Contact us to book your place for the coming summer climbing season.
Mont Blanc Course and Ascent
Our Vinson Massif expedition offers the opportunity to experience the wild and vast interior Antarctic, whilst climbing in one of the world's most remote and pristine areas. For many, it fulfils the lifelong dream of visiting Antarctica. We also offer the possibility of staying longer and exploring more with our Climb Antarctica and South Pole Ski the Last Degree add-ons. Bookings are now open for our 2017/2018 Vinson Massif expeditions, so if you're ticking off the Seven Summits or looking to visit the frozen continent then contact us now as spaces are strictly limited, and early booking is recommended to secure your place.
Vinson Massif Expedition
If you are looking for an introductory Himalayan Expedition, or perhaps you have non-climbing friends and family that would be keen to join you on an intrepid journey into the mountains, then our Island Peak expedition is the perfect option. Our Island Peak expedition and Khumbu Trek both journey together into the Khumbu Valley and experience the Sherpa Culture, the himalayan scenery and visit Everest Base Camp together. The Island Peak climbers briefly part ways for their ascent before rejoining the group for the trek out, creating an ideal way for non-climbing friends and family to experience a mountain adventure with you! We still have a couple of places on our April departure, or you can join the post-monsoon departure in October.
Island Peak Expedition
One of the world's last vast frontiers, the North Pole rates as one of the world's most epic and challenging adventures. Whilst most of us do not have the time to complete the entire North Pole adventure, we can still participate in a high intensity but relatively short duration journey by skiing the Last Degree to the North Pole. The challenge of the journey comes from the ever-changing sea ice that moves constantly, making for interesting navigation and physical travel days, quite unlike anything else in the world. We have space available on our 2017 departures and offer both a standard expedition as well as a highly supported option.
North Pole Ski the Last Degree
Have you ordered your copy of Outdoor Appetite yet? The Himalayan Trust Outdoor Appetite Cookbook is a beautiful cookbook produced here in New Zealand, full of healthy, wholesome and delicious food recipes, stories and photographs, reflecting the Himalayan Trust's love for adventures and the outdoors. 100% of the price goes straight into the work of the Himalayan Trust in the Everest region of Nepal where they are helping to rebuild schools damaged in the 2015 earthquakes to give more children access to a quality education.
From the AC Blog page
Everest 2017 - Starting Soon
Pvt Everest BC 2017 - Base Camp
Kilimanjaro 2017 - Cool Morning Walk
Aconcagua 2017 - Celebrating Success
South Pole 2017 - At the South Pole
Vinson 2016 - End of the Line
- Mens Health Oct 2015 Peak Performance
It's a razor-thin line between life and death on Everest. After facing his own tragedy on the mountain, Guy Cotter emerged a more capable man. Use his lessons to scale your own heights. By Aaron Scott.
- Guy Cotter talks about the Everest movie to Huffington Post
- Guy Cotter Discusses All Things Everest
July 7, 2015 - Ellis Brigham's blog recounts events on Everest in 1996, the New Everest movie and Everest 2015 with Adventure Consultants CEO Guy Cotter.
- The Schooling
June 17, 2015 - Insights to the world of ski mountaineering from professional freeride skier Lorraine Huber who recently joined Adventure Consultant's Alpine Expedition Course with guide Jono Gillan.
- Explorers Web Interview with Suze Kelly Everest Earthquake Debrief.
June 11, 2015 - Suze Kelly "It was like walking in to the scene from a plane crash"...
- Southland Times - AC Vows to return to Earthquake stricken Nepal
June 8, 2015 - A Wanaka guiding company has vowed to return to Nepal in September and is encouraging adventurers not to turn away from the earthquake-stricken nation and its people.
- The Daily Mail - Sam Worthington scales new heights in chilling movie Everest
June 5, 2015 - He is known for intense roles, having portrayed paralysed renegade Marine veteran Jake Sully in Avatar...The British-born star, 38, plays New Zealand climbing expert Guy Cotter...
- TV3 News Campbell Llive - Video - Guy Cotter speaks out after Nepal Earthquake
April 28, 2015 - An interview with Guy Cotter following the Earthquake at Everest Base Camp.
- The Snows of Aoraki
April 2015 Issue - Dan Slater of Climb Magazine (UK) tells his story about a 10-day alpine climbing course with renowned Wanaka-based company Adventure
- The Climber - How the Other Half Lives
Issue 90 Summer 2014/15 - Nic Learmonth - Self proclaimed rock rat, enters the world of mountaineering on Adventure Consultants Mountaineering Introduction Course to see what all the hype is about...
- Wanaka Mountaineer Mixing with Stars
14 Nov 2014 - The Otago Daily Times shares a little about the upcoming Universal Pictures 3-D film recounting Everest 1996 where Avatar's Sam Worthington plays Guy Cotter.
- Outer Edge - My Own Private Glacier
Oct 2014 - A great blog from Jonathan Moody who recently joined us for our Alpine Expedition Course
- AG Outdoor Magazine - Aspiring to Greatness
Oct 2014 - Brendon Hill from www.agoutdoor.com joined us for a Mount Aspiring Course and Ascent...here's his story.
- Great Walks - Climbing Mont Blanc for Brain Injury Awareness
Sep 2014 - A great story about an AC Charity Climb of Mont Blanc
- Queenstown Life - Adventure Consultants
Aug 2014 - Queenstown life captures the inner workings of Adventure Consultants and shares a bit of our history with their readers.
- An Introduction...The Southern Alps
Zack Wasson describes his backcountry skiing trip with us..."What a trip it was, our first introduction to the Southern Alps. Needless to say, our tickets are booked again for this August. Let it Snow!"
- Mining Life and Living, Issue 4 - Frozen Playground
Christie Prior shares her experience on an AC Mountaineering Instruction Course.
- The Optimum Layering System?
Guy Cotter gives us his thoughts on the matter...
- Radio New Zealand - Break on Everest Climbs May Allow for Better Planning
May 2014 - Interview with AC Director Guy Cotter
- National Geographic Daily News - Climbing Finished for Season on Everest after Deadly Avalanche?
May 2014 - Mark Jenkins interviews AC Director Guy Cotter.
- Great Walks - The Only Way is Up
April/May 2014 - Great Walks goes from the horizontal to the vertical while attending AC's Alpine Climbing Course in NZ's South Island.
- Outdoor Fitness - Mountains Made Easy
Can you go from armchair alpinist to 4,000-metre summiteer in under a week? Or is that too much of a climb? Damian Hall joined us last September for the Mont Blanc Course and Ascent. Check out his article which appeared in the June 2013 Issue of Outdoor Fitness
- 60 Minutes - Everest ER
17 June, 2013 - Join Michael Usher 5500 metres above sea level at Everest Base Camp where mountaineers launch their quest for the summit.
- Huffington Post - Watching the Sun Rise on the Summit of Mt Everest
10 June, 2013 - AC 2013 Everest Expedition member, Cason Crane, blogs about his reasons for climbing Everest and the world's Seven Summits.
- Polygon - Dean Hall on the Roof of the World: How Illness Persuaded the Creator of Dayz to Climb Mt Everest
7 June 2013 - Great article by Dave Tach about AC Everest 2013 team member Dean Hall and what led him to his goal of climbing the world's highest mountain.
- TVONE Breakfast - Summit Ladder a Step Too Far
29 May, 2013 - TVOne's Breakfast featured an interview of AC's Guy Cotter to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of Hillary's summit of Everest and to get his views on the proposed ladder on the Hillary Step.
- TV3 - 60 Years on, New Zealander's Still Climbing Everest
27 May, 2013 - TV3 News interviews AC CEO Guy Cotter from Namche, Nepal while on his way back to Kathmandu from Everest/Lhotse.
- New Zealand Herald - Record Breaking Glory on Mt Everest
22 May 2013 - AC Lead Everest Guide, Dean Staples', reached the summit of the world's highest peak for the ninth time this May, a record number of ascents for a kiwi.
- Otago Daily Times - Meeting with Famous Climber
21 May, 2013 - Wanaka climber and Adventure Consultants director Guy Cotter was on a high before he even left Everest Base Camp last week after meeting one of his idols, Reinhold Messner, who is considered by many to be the greatest climber in history...
- Otago Daily Times - Father-Son Everest Trip
28 April, 2013 - Hall is one of eight people from around the globe making the ascent as part of the Adventure Consultants expedition from Wanaka. His father, Otago Regional Council emergency management co-ordinator Graeme Hall, travelled with him as far as Base Camp and returned to Dunedin this week after seeing his son off on his perilous trek...
- Otago Daily Times - Wanaka-Hawea Climbers on Top of Everest
5 January, 2013 - 6 AC guides profiled as the highest number of Everest ascents outside of Nepal concentrated in one town, per capita!
- Wilderness Magazine - View from the Top
Kiwi climber Peter Cammell writes of his experience climbing Everest in 2012 with Adventure Consultants
- Utah Adventure Journal - Guy Cotter, A Life of Climbing