Steve Moffat

Steve Moffat

NZ Operations Manager, IFMGA Guide

Steve is one of our senior guides and when not out in the mountains guiding expeditions or his favourite NZ peaks, can be found in our offices coordinating the NZ guiding programme.

  • Bio

    Steve MoffatSteve is one of our senior guides and when not out in the mountains guiding expeditions or his favourite NZ peaks, can be found in our offices coordinating the NZ guiding programme. Steve is an IFMGA Climbing and Ski Guide with considerable Himalayan experience, both as expedition leader and guide.

    In 2006 he guided and summitted on our Everest expedition. In addition to his time in the Himalayas, Steve has also guided in Canada, South America, Antarctica, and Greenland. He has years of climbing and skiing experience in New Zealand and has done several personal climbs in South America.

    Steve has a passion for remote mountain adventures, likes his rock & ice climbing, and when he is ready for a break from the mountains, he makes his way to the surf.

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  • Notable Ascents

    Everest 8,850m

    • Summitted 2006


    Cho Oyu 8,201m

    • Lead Guide, 2014
    • Guide, 2007
  • International Expeditions

    Seven Summits


    Everest 8,850m

    • Guide, 2006


    Vinson Massif 4,892m

    • Lead Guide, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2016, 2017


    Aconcagua 6,962m

    • Guide, 2004/05

     

    8,000m Peaks


    Everest 8,850m

    • Guide, 2006


    Cho Oyu 8,201m

    • Lead Guide, 2014
    • Guide, 2007

     

    Himalayan Climbs


    Island Peak, Lobuche East & Kyajo Ri

    • Guide, 2007
    • Lead Guide, 2009, 2010


    Ama Dablam 6,828m

    • Guide, 2003
    • Guide, 2006
    • Lead Guide, 2008

     

    Other


    Greenland Ski Mountaineering

    • Lead Guide, 2011


    Three Peaks of Greenland

    • Lead Guide, 2017
  • Qualifications

    • IFMGA Ski & Mountain Guide - 2011
    • Pre Hospital Emergency Care - Refresher 2014

     

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  • Special Projects / Other

    Geovert

    • Contract Manager for Alpine Safety Management - Rock Pinnacle Removal, Moirs Mate, Darren Mountains 2013 & 14
  • Steve's Testimonials

    "Steve did a great job in teaching me as much as he could in the short space of time we had. He was well organised and adapted to the weather conditions well. I felt very well looked after. He was 100% professional at all times and clearly loves the mountains." New Zealand Private Instruction Course

    "Leadership on the mountain was excellent; Steve’s decision making was always excellent. Steve had good balance between looking out for the whole team, but not smothering us by doing everything for us, and allowing the team to look after ourselves, so we grew our mountaineering skills at certain times." Cho Oyu 2014