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The trip begins at 9.00 am on day one at the Heliworks Hangar, Queenstown Airport, Tex Smith Lane, Queenstown.
We discuss, then organise, our personal and group equipment (bring all your gear with you, including those items you are not sure whether to include or not). Equipment pertinent to the trip will be discussed and you can get all the advice you need concerning equipment from the guides. Rental equipment will be fitted at this time and final purchases can be made.
We then load up the helicopter for our flight into the Remarkables Range, directly to the ice climbing area. Leaving our gear in the expedition base camp tent, we’re off climbing!
Each day we leave the camp after a leisurely breakfast and climb until dusk. A short warm-up hike takes us directly to the climbing. We visit several ice ‘crags’ for a variety of routes and conditions. You will be climbing several routes each day and will generally be sufficiently tired by the end of the day to be thankful for a rest!
Because the climbing is strenuous it is advised to pace yourself during the trip so you can really give it your best on the last day when you are really firing!
On the final day we fly back to Queenstown.