"Dean worked really hard to ensure my safety was top priority and was on hand to answer any questions I had, at any time. He was quick on his feet both technically, and in his thinking, when conditions changed. I felt 100% safe at all times and have a lot of respect for him as a mountaineer. I will take this first Alpine experience with me forever!! Thanks to Dean and AC for making this possible! Well worth EVERY PENNY!"
"Dean was excellent. Found the balance between detailed explanation with relevant information and respecting where the group was at. Skilled climber, and skilled leader. A perfect combination." Dale West (Aus), Mera Peak, 2016
"I wanted to let you know the fantastic experience I had whilst on the Ice Climbing Course 20th- 24th July 2015 Wye Creek, Queenstown N.Z. A very challenging course for me being new to ice climbing, but I would have been disappointed had the course been any easier. Professionally run operation by A.C. down to finer details of meals and pre course arrangements by administration staff. A special thanks to Dean Staples course guide, incredible talent and skills. " Warren Symons (NZ)
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