Ascents of New Zealand's famous peaks are coveted as highlights in any climber's career.
Although the peaks in the Southern Alps of New Zealand are only just over 3000m in height, they are similar in ruggedness and valley to summit altitude gains to the higher peaks of the Himalaya.
New Zealand's peaks can be climbed at any time of year but the best season is summer - from November through to April. Trip lengths make allowances for most weather delays.
The summit ridge of Aoraki / Mt Cook.
Photo - Eric Napier www.lifeimages.co.nz
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**Remember, returning clients with Adventure Consultants receive 5% off their New Zealand guided ascent or mountaineering course.
Also, if it's your first trip with us and you book two trips, one after the other, then your second trip qualifies for our returning client 5% discount. For example, book on an Alpine Climbing Course, have a couple of days off and then climb Mt Cook, and your Mt Cook climb is discounted. Magic!
How to pack for New Zealand Mountaineering - watch our video!
Guy Cotter, Mountain Guide and Director of Adventure Consultants
How do you get all that climbing gear into your pack? And what's it all for?! Do I really need to take that with me into the hills? Watch this video where Guy explains how to pack for mountaineering in New Zealand, with plenty of detailed explanations, tips and advice for successful climbing missions. Guy is the CEO of guiding company Adventure Consultants from New Zealand, has climbed five 8000m peaks and Everest x 4 times and is an IFMGA Mountain and Ski Guide with over 30 years experience in all things climbing.
Here's what others have to say about our guide service in New Zealand:
"On behalf of the "John Clark Group" I would like to thank you, your guides and especially Suze and Christine,
for putting together an exceptional trip for the 5 of us. Our group has climbed all over the world with several
different guiding services but we are of one mind in saying that Adventure Consultants was unsurpassed in
quality, attention to detail and companionship: simply, you are the finest guide service we have encountered
in 15 years of climbing and trekking. Despite our group arriving on different days and having different climbing
objectives, your office was able to develop an impeccably planned, accurate and realistic itinerary that met
all our desires. Thank you again for giving us such a great holiday in New Zealand. We look forward to
working with you in the future."
Sam Insalaco, USA, Mount Cook Ascent
"Thorough, professional, safety first and great staff across the company and some great characters."
Stephen Kinsella, Mount Aspiring ascent
"AC show common sense, give honest answers to questions, provide client-based experience, and all staff have a friendly attitude."
Malcolm Riley, Mount Aspiring ascent
"Very well organized, back-up and safety were a big factor – very impressed."
Fred DeClerk, Ascents Week
"Very thorough and professional. No items left to chance. Very client focused."
Simon Cahill, Alpine Climbing Course