Health & Fitness
Our registration form requests that you advise us of any medical problems you may have and if you are on any medication. Any information you supply will be treated as confidential.
The course is perfect for those who lead an active lifestyle and want to take full advantage of world class, professional instruction. Participants on this course should have a reasonable level of fitness.
To make the most of your climbing experience we encourage you to work on your fitness prior to the course.
A good level of fitness takes time and commitment and can only be achieved by either training hard or being constantly physically active.
When training, it is recommended you carry a pack for long periods on hills and uneven terrain. Over time you should increase the weight the pack until you are comfortable with 15-20kg up and down hills and preferably off-trail.
Gym training, cycling, swimming and running also add to your base fitness and are a great addition to a pack training program.
Your own level of enjoyment will be directly related to your level of fitness so it is up to you to ensure you make the best of your time on the course.
Following are some tips and a basic Training for Mountaineering programme.
We strongly recommend that you take out trip cancellation and travel insurance to protect yourself in case of injury or mishap prior to/or whilst on our trips
Whilst our focus is on safety and our track record supports this, the mountains do have hazards and there is always the potential for mishap. If you were injured whilst on the trip the New Zealand Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) will pay rescue costs, however you may not be eligible for bulk compensation payments. You are responsible for any medical or evacuation costs beyond the cover provided by ACC.
Insights to the world of ski mountaineering from professional freeride skier Lorraine Huber on the Adventure Consultants Alpine Expedition Course.
THE SNOWS OF AORAKI
Dan Slater of Climb Magazine (UK) published a wonderful insight into climbing New Zealand's highest mountain, with Adventure Consultant's guide Andy Cole.
MY OWN PRIVATE GLACIER
Jonathan Moody recently joined us for our Alpine Expedition Course. His blog about the trip features in Outer Edge magazine.
MINING LIFE AND LIVING - FROZEN PLAYGROUND
Christie Prior shares her experience on an AC Mountaineering Instruction Course last summer.
From the AC Blog page
Ama Dablam 2017 - Final dispatch
Island Peak 2017 - Last day
Everest 2017 - Wrapping Up