This exciting trip features glacier travel, camping in tents and climbing your first mountain! The journey begins when we fly by helicopter into Mount Aspiring National Park and you are introduced to primary mountaineering techniques. We then trace a route beneath the beautiful Mt Aspiring along the Bonar Glacier and the highlight of the trip is a climb to the summit of Mt French. On day four we descend into the Matukituki Valley and walk out through the ancient beech forests.
Overall this is a fantastic opportunity to get a taste for the high hills without an extended time commitment.
Duration: 4 days, fly in by helicopter / walk out
Departure: ex Wanaka, New Zealand
You can view our Alpine Adventure Trip Notes online or download a pdf using the below links:
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Trip notes for the Alpine Adventure, climbing Mt French in Mt Aspiring National Park in New Zealand's Southern Alps
Included in the price, we supply all group equipment including ropes, tents, cooking gear, radios/satphones as well as your personal technical equipment: ice axe, climbing boots, crampons, harness etc and you need only turn up with your personal clothing and sleeping bag. We have an extensive array of good quality rental equipment available to supplement your own gear, including sleeping bags.
With a focus towards the best available products Adventure Consultants can offer clients equipment for purchase, with great pricing on package deals available. Please enquire at the time of booking.
Please click here for notes on Alpine Adventure Clothing and Equipment:
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Equipment list and notes for the Alpine Adventure trip in New Zealand