Backcountry Skiing Course

Our Guides/Instructors

Instructor to Skier Ratio

The course will run with a minimum number of 3 people and a maximum of 8.  The guiding ratio is 1:4.  

Your Instructor

 Adventure Consultants is a member of the New Zealand Mountain Guides Association  Professional and experienced mountain guides run the course.  Adventure Consultants have a commitment to ensure the highest standard of instruction and guiding practices and we only employ guides who share in our philosophy. Our guides will offer you the best possible learning experience, and a safe and enjoyable time. An open  Adventure Consultants' mountain guides are qualified IFMGA / UIAGM Mountain and Ski Guides   and helpful approach is encouraged within the group to help communicate and reinforce the learning process.

Our guides are all NZMGA and / or IFMGA internationally qualified. They have been trained and assessed through the New Zealand Mountain Guides Association, and operate to the high standards and guidelines set out by the association.     

Head Office Support Team

Running successful journeys and expeditions is more about experience, knowledge and strategic management than any other factors. As an organisation, we place a substantial amount of time and resources into ensuring our trips are well planned and supported. You can be assured that the AC staff will provide you with friendly advice and knowledgeable support throughout the planning stages of your trip and we will be there to provide backup while the trip is running.

 Em Weatherall, Client Liaison and Retail Buyer for Adventure Consultants 
Emberly Wetherall, Client Liaison
Emberly has been with Adventure Consultants since March 2016 in the role of Client Liaison and Retail Buyer. She brings a positive attitude and 'can do' approach to her role. Read more

 Left to right: Suze Kelly, Amy Hall, Anthea Fisher, Caroline Ogle, Aaron Whitehead, Guy Cotter, Jenny Grace, Steve Moffat, Emberly Wetherall and Tiffany Shervell. Absent are Anita Winterburn, David Ireland and Kelly McLaren.  
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Stories
 

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19 Oct - Another spectacular day in the Khumbu Valley. Waking to a blue sky....

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19 Oct - Rest day. That is what we like to call it. What it really means is...

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Manaslu 2017 - Back in Ktm

  

7 Oct - All back in Kathmandu, happy and safe. What a fantastic few days...

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Lux EBC #3 2017 - Farewell

  

10 Oct - What fantastic weather to fly out in this morning. We stopped at Lukla....

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Mustang 2017 - Kathmandu

  

20 Sep -  With the very fine weather, we had a pleasant flight from Jomsom....

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Elbrus 2017 - Party Time!

  

2 Aug - This team knows how to celebrate! Sleep-in, and then for Alex......

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Elbrus Private 2017 - Moscow

  

21 Aug - Sophia, Phing and Guan had a city tour today, seeing some of the many sights.......

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Everest 2017 - Wrapping Up

  

31 May -  Last night our Nepali Staff were stoked to have cleared the mountain.......

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Sherpa Future Fund

If you would like to support the victims and affected families of the Everest Base Camp Avalanche, please consider contributing to the Adventure Consultants Sherpa Future Fund. 
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