The fee for this course includes the following:
- Guide Fees
- Hut Fees
- All meals and snack foods whilst on trip
- Group equipment such as ropes, tents and stoves
- Ground transport ex Wanaka
- Course manual (A Climber's Guide to NZ Mountaineering Techniques, by Guy Cotter, Dean Staples and Mark Sedon)
- Department of Conservation fees (37125-GUI)
- NZ Goods and Services Tax (15%)
- Aircraft access and egress
Aircraft access alleviates long and tiring walks into the alpine region with heavy packs. It allows you to start the course fresh, gain more valuable instructional time and take advantage of fine weather periods. For this reason we utilise helicopters or ski planes depending on availability and the region we operate in. The helicopter or ski-plane flight into the alpine region is included in the course fee.
A bonus for this course is the inclusion of an egress flight in the course fee. We include an egress flight out from the mountains so your course spends the maximum amount of time above the snowline.
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