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Welcome to Adventure Consultants

Adventure Consultants is a world-renowned mountain guiding company with a legacy of climbing expeditions to the world's highest peaks, and treks to the more remote corners of the globe.

We offer 72 expeditions, treks and wilderness journeys to the Himalaya, Antarctica, Arctic, South America, and the Seven Summits in addition to world class mountaineering guiding services and climbing schools in New Zealand and Europe with our IFMGA / NZMGA mountain guides.

Whether you are taking your first steps into the realm of the outdoors, or are a seasoned adventurer, we believe you will find the quality of the experience offered on an Adventure Consultants expedition second to none, and we invite you to contact us to discuss your next adventure.

Guy Cotter Adventure Consultants' mountain guides are qualified IFMGA / UIAGM Mountain and Ski Guides 
CEO Adventure Consultants
IFMGA Mountain & Ski Guide

Featured Trips

Carstensz Pyramid Trip #4

 Trekking towards Carstensz Basecamp  © Dean Staples (archive)
Carstensz - near Basecamp
© Dean Staples (archive)

Trekking towards Carstensz Basecamp

27 March 2009

Dates:  Oct 31 - Nov 14
BOOK NOW! Possibly the most exotic mountaineering location on earth, Carstensz Pyramid in Western Papua is a large limestone escarpment jutting out of the rainforest. Coveted as the highest peak in Australasia, Carstensz Pyramid is the most remote of the Seven Summits.

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Summer Haute Route

Summer Haute Route
22 June 2015
Dates Available July through September

BOOK NOW! Traverse beneath summits of the ten highest peaks in the alps to finish in one of the most beautiful alpine villages in the world. On this trek you will cross several high passes and enjoy one of the most stunning vantage points in all of the European Alps. 

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NZ Mountaineering Instruction Course

 Practising ice climbing skills on the Mountaineering Instruction Course  October - April, 2015/16
This course is designed to navigate your way towards safe and successful climbing practices for the high and glaciated mountains of New Zealand. We focus on the development of your skills at a pace that suits you and along the way you will consolidate those skills by climbing peaks. 

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Backcountry Skiing Course

 © Guy Cotter

Ski touring TC Backcountry Suze
© Guy Cotter
05 July 2012
Dates available August through September

Learn how to make sound decisions in avalanche terraine while rippin it up in the big mountains! Now including NZ Mountain Safety Council (MSC) Avalanche Awareness and Backcountry Avalanche Qualification.

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 Jon Hind at sunrise on the Lobuche East summit day, Three Peaks Nepal Expedition 2009.  © Mike Madden  

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Manaslu 2015 - Team in Kathmandu

 The AC Manaslu 2015 team looking fresh and ready for action! 

2 Sept - The Adventure Consultants Manaslu Expedition 2015 is underway...



Elbrus 2015 - Summit Day


4 Aug - We had strong winds and 30m visibility all the way to the summit, which was reached in mid morning...


Sherpa Future Fund

If you would like to support of the victims and affected families of the Everest Base Camp Avalanche, please consider contributing to the Adventure Consultants Sherpa Future Fund. 
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Project HALO - Monte Rosa Summit!


16 July - We are pleased to report that we have summited on Monte Rosa...



Everest 2015 - Final Dispatch

 The AC Evrest Sherpa Team 2015 at Basecamp, for the puja ceremony 
© Suze Kelly  

28 May - In response to the tragedy we at Adventure Consultants are focusing both on our Sherpa staff and their families...


Mera Peak 2015 - Safe return to home 


1 May - All of the team has made it to Kathmandu and some of them are already on their way to home...


Carstensz 2015 - Peaking the Adventure Meter   

Carstensz Dispatch March 15 2015
16 March 2015

15 Mar - We departed BC at 2.00am. By 10.00am we were all on the summit...