This course is designed to help you navigate your way towards safe and successful climbing practices which will give you a very sound foundation to your mountaineering career.
We focus on the development of your skills at a pace which suits you and along the way you will climb peaks which will consolidate the learning of those skills.
You don’t need to have climbed before, all you need is the desire to learn new skills in a truly spectacular environment!
- Learn contemporary mountaineering skills and glacier travel
- Follow on with a guided ascent or Alpine Climbing Course
SUMMER 2013 / 2014
MIC #1 October 21 – 27, 2013
MIC #2 November 18 – 24, 2013
MIC #3 December 9 – 15, 2013
MIC #4 January 13- 19, 2014
MIC #5 February 17– 23, 2014
MIC #6 March 10– 16, 2014
MIC #7 March 31 - April 6, 2014
Duration: 7 days
Guide ratio: 1:4, Minimum of 3, Maximum of 8 participants
Departure: ex Wanaka, New Zealand
includes helicopter or ski plane access flight, guide(s), all meals and accommodation, ground transport, 'Climber's Guide' course manual and personal technical climbing equipment.
Please click on the links below to view the course notes online or to download a pdf version of the notes:
|Mountaineering Instruction Course Notes 13-14|
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7 day MIC Course Notes
The nature of the New Zealand mountains dictates that we utilise helicopters or ski-planes when entering the backcountry. This saves days of heavy load-carrying and allows us to concentrate on the climbing objective whilst making the best use of fine weather days. Aircraft access costs are included in all trip options except the ARC and FMC which are foot-accessed. In most cases, and should they be required, egress flights out of the mountains are not included and these would incur additional cost if utilised.
We supply all group equipment including ropes, tents and cooking gear and you need only turn up with your personal equipment. We also supply the technical hardware for the course if you don't have your own - axe, crampons, harness, helmet. We have an extensive array of good quality rental equipment available to supplement your own gear. With a focus towards the best available products Adventure Consultants can offer course participants equipment for purchase, with great pricing on package deals available. Please enquire at the time of booking and check out our equipment and clothing catalogue at http://issuu.com/adventureconsultants/docs/retail_catalogue.
Download the equipment list for the MIC:
|MIC Course Equipment|
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Please click here for descriptive notes on New Zealand Summer Mountaineering Clothing and Equipment:
|NZ Summer Mountaineering Equipment notes|
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Summer mountaineering equipment notes for NZ conditions